Texas Shale Regions' Fortunes Diverge

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From StateImpact Texas

Two years ago Texas’ booming Barnett Shale region was facing a slew of challenges that came along with increased oil and gas drilling. Heavy drilling trucks were destroying the roads, employees were getting poached from their everyday jobs to work on the rigs, and residents of North Texas worried about what kind of impact all that drilling was having on the environment.

Those problems persist. But as the price of natural gas has declined, much of the drilling activity has moved south, to the Eagle Ford Shale region, where drillers can extract more valuable crude oil and ...

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