Friday, June 29, 2012

Huge Economic Impact Of Eagle Ford Shale, Largely Unknown Outside Of Texas

Much of this development and its significant economic impact is due to the combination of the relatively new technologies of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.  Amazingly, the oil and gas industry derives very little positive recognition from these feats, including equally important oil and gas development plays like the Marcellus Shale in the northeastern U.S., the Barnett Shale in north central Texas, the Haynesville Shale in northwestern Louisiana, and the Bakken Formation development in North Dakota.

The environmental lobbyists and global warming scare-mongers have been so effective with their propaganda they have managed to effectively squelch these great achievments and largely hide them from the American public.  As some might say, "go figure", are they with America or against her?

Eagle Ford Shale Generated More Than $25 Billion in Revenue for South Texas in 2011

UTSA projects the shale to create 117,000 jobs by 2021


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Written by Christi Fish
Associate Director of Media Relations, The University of Texas at San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, May 9, 2012 – Development of oil and natural gas in the Eagle Ford Shale contributed $25 billion in total economic output to the region in 2011, according to a study released today by the Center for Community and Business Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development (UTSA).
"The Eagle Ford Shale has proven to be one of the most important economic engines in the state," said Dr. Thomas Tunstall, director of the UTSA Center for Community & Business Research, and the study’s principal investigator. "In 2011 alone, the play generated over $25 billion in revenue, supported 47,000 full-time jobs in the area, and provided $257 million in local government revenue."
The study also concluded that in 2011 shale development:
  • Paid $3.1 billion in salaries and benefits to workers;
  • Provided more than $12.6 billion in gross regional product;
  • Added more than $358 million in state revenues, including $120.4 million in severance taxes;
  • And spurred a triple-digit sales tax revenue increase in various local counties.
    Download the Eagle Ford Shale Impact Presentation
    Download the Eagle Ford Shale Impact Presentation
"We view the Eagle Ford activity as an economic opportunity of a lifetime," said Mario Hernandez, president of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation. "The key goal is the increase in investment and jobs. And if the communities will partner with the private companies that are creating these jobs, it can be a win-win for everybody."
The increased revenue from the Eagle Ford Shale is rebuilding local communities. New schools and new hospitals are being built, and new training programs have been launched to maximize hiring from the local workforce. The study projects the creation of approximately 117,000 full-time jobs by 2021.
View the video recording of the Eagle Ford Shale Impact Presentation and Study Release from May 9, 2012