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Recent Economic and Community Impact of Unconventional Oil and Gas Exploration and Production on South Texas Counties in the Eagle Ford Shale Area

Recent Economic and Community Impact of Unconventional Oil and Gas Exploration and Production on South Texas Counties in the Eagle Ford Shale Area

Recent unconventional oil and gas exploration in the United States has produced unexpected benefits in the balance of trade and global energy security. The impacts are also being felt at the community level in several parts of the U.S. One such area is the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, which has historically been among the poorest areas in the state. The Eagle Ford is a unique formation; whereas most shale oil and gas fields are predominantly either oil or gas, Eagle Ford contains significant quantities of oil, gas, and condensate. As such, the recent boom in energy production presents an interesting case study about how local communities are addressing the opportunities and challenges. This study will take a very preliminary look at the shale oil and gas field in the Eagle Ford in South Texas in order to assess the prospect of the resource curse in the early stages of development.  Read full article here