Development and Acquisition of Natural Gas and Oil Reserves

Exploring the Eagle Ford Shale

April 25, 2011
Laredo Morning Times Business Journal

Oil and gas drilling on the Eagle Ford Shale is changing communities across South Texas, but Webb County could be better positioned than any other community to absorb the economic impact of the energy boom, a Chesapeake Energy spokesman said at this year’s annual Vision Economic Outlook Conference.

The county has seen some of the most intense drilling activity in the last year and existing housing and education infrastructure means it is already prepared to take advantage of that.

The geological nature of the shale play also underlines the importance of a controversial drilling technology known as hydraulic fracturing.

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