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remay
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 1:39:36 PM

A few years ago, Glenn Hart of Houston-based Laredo Energy said he was "kind of enamored" of the Eagle Ford Shale.

The company in 2009 had started drilling exploratory wells on 130,000 acres north of Laredo, and Hart's attitude about the other geologic bands of rock that lie atop the Eagle Ford was this: They were standing between him and the Eagle Ford and needed to be drilled through quickly to get to the real payday.

Then a geologist came into Hart's office with data that indicated that some of those other formations had as much potential as the Eagle Ford....

There's an increasing amount of drilling in the layers above and below the South Texas shale play, which has emerged among the hottest fields in the nation for oil and gas production. The Eagle Ford is a 50-mile-wide swath of s
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:38:45 PM


Webb and surrounding counties are bone poor. This is good news for many. I do hope all the Oil play doesn't end up on the King Ranch.
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:35:00 PM

Does this mean they found oil/gas without having to frack shale?
Ahking
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:29:11 PM

Hope they do it responsibly.
TXRanger09
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:09:26 AM

Good news getting better? YES.
MrDeath666
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:34:26 AM

This is all good news for America.
granitestater
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 3:49:47 AM

"Peak oil" is here to stay.
pricewar
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:16:29 AM

Is this really about being green or is it greed money
jwkycola
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:39:47 AM

Ok.
jimgraham
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:31:36 AM

We can hope that all this promise comes true.
335d1
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:03:53 AM

OK
lesndave
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:57:06 AM

Ok then.
MAC48
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:49:15 AM

The news just gets better and better from South Texas anytime the Eagle Ford shale explorations is mentioned.
graceman
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 8:14:13 PM

If the keep it here!
CocoPaz
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:38:00 PM

Hmmmmmmm

We are praying for those of you on the East Coast.

1/2 hour to go until the USC-Notre Dame game. Any odds out there?
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:15:28 PM

wild story
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:01:46 PM

And the groundwater pollution?
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 4:50:42 PM

yawn
teafortwo
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 4:12:10 PM


Imagine that.

FROM THE ARTICLE:

Then a geologist came into Hart's office with data that indicated that some of those other formations had as much potential as the Eagle Ford.

Hart was skeptical. "I basically said, 'Get out of my office.'?"

But the geologist was right.

kag2010
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 4:04:14 PM

There's an increasing amount of drilling in the layers above and below..
335d1
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 3:54:29 PM

OK
teenitup
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 3:38:30 PM

Good times for those landowners, towns and economies in South Texas as well.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 3:33:50 PM

If they want to pay land owners for access, great!
teenitup
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 3:32:40 PM

Good times for the risk takers!
satrn38mpg
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 3:21:14 PM

it was only a matter of time .>
wrunner
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 2:57:24 PM

A Texas size venture with a Texas size payday.
Gas_Eyes
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 2:34:27 PM

Good for the Texas economy.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 2:29:17 PM

good to know
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 2:13:08 PM

so much oil such high pymp prices
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 1:55:51 PM

I agree dog.
csblesson
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 1:46:49 PM

What is it all abut then?
doggod
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 1:45:40 PM

Productive, enterprising people will always pursue things to their own benefit, and in a world where people's desires are expressed through an open and free marketplace (unlike what we have in "Western World", which is increasingly resembling the Soviet Union) their actions will at the same time benefit others by satisfying their desires.

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