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Pleasanton Municipal Airport getting “Real Time Information” system from AeroPATH Systems

A new system is being erected at Pleasanton Municipal Airport to obtain a better count of airplanes utilizing the airport. It was developed by AeroPATH Systems and will be in use at the local facility within the next week or so. More...

Posted 3/26/2014 12:40 PM

Four Eagle Ford shale counties are Texas’ top crude oil producers in latest production figures

The Railroad Commission of Texas released oil and gas statistics for the state on February 26, 2014. More...

Posted 3/12/2014 09:07 AM

Eagle Ford shale drilling southwest of the Rio Grande means benefits for Mexico and Texas - Railroad Commissioner David Porter

I interviewed Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter, Monday, February 24 for an update on his visit, recently, in Mexico City, February 11, 12 and 13. More...

Posted 2/26/2014 10:00 AM

Railroad Commission of Texas had a very active year of accomplishments in 2013

The state’s oldest regulatory agency, the Railroad Commission of Texas, has achieved numerous advances throughout the past year. More...

Posted 2/12/2014 12:17 PM

Increasing trend toward use of abundant natural gas

There is an abundant supply of natural gas available from the Eagle Ford shale and other oil and gas plays from throughout the United States. We’re seeing an increasing attraction to the variety of uses for this plentiful resource. More...

Posted 1/29/2014 10:33 AM

Eagle Ford shale brings son, then mom, to Pleasanton

“I was living in Haughton, Louisiana, near Shreveport, before going to work for Freedom (Well Services, LLC), on SH 16 just south of Jourdanton,” said Chris Duckworth, continuing, “I had actually been working with Casey Stephens, a More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

Timco Services sees Pleasanton as the perfect location to reach Eagle Ford shale customers

Timco Services recently opened its impressive new facility at 511 Corgey Road east of Pleasanton. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Commissioners’ Court hires Druann Benavides to County Agent - Family and Consumer Sciences position

Atascosa County Commissioners’ CourtRegular MeetingDecember 9, 20139:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

High tech in monitoring wells has come through the clouds to the oil patch

“The concept of a digital oil field has been talked about for many, many years,” said Matt Harrison, CEO of WellAware, who continued, “Companies have tried to automate their production and midstream assets for decades but have been More...

Posted 11/27/2013 10:14 AM

O-Tex Pumping, L.L.C. was one of the first oil field service companies to locate in Pleasanton

When oil service firms began operating out of Pleasanton, one of the first was O-TEX Pumping, L.L.C. located at 1079 CR 422, in the Industrial Park area. Jake Garcia, O-TEX district manager was here in Pleasanton from the start. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

Mason Specialty Tools, LLC, coming to Pleasanton from Lafayette, Louisiana

The Eagle Ford Shale will have an innovative, widely acclaimed specialty tools business soon, making their services available in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:16 AM

Hydraulic fracturing unleashing American energy collossus - Christi Craddick, RRC

Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick spoke recently on an energy panel about the importance of hydraulic fracturing technology during the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 40th Annual Meeting in Chicago. More...

Posted 10/16/2013 10:54 AM

Halliburton opens facility north of Pleasanton

On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) had the official opening of its new San Antonio Operations Center to serve the growing needs of the South Texas Eagle Ford Shale and surrounding markets. More...

Posted 9/25/2013 09:19 AM

Growth In An Oil Town

Infrastructure key to attract commercial, residential developments

Pleasanton City Manager Bruce Pearson said it is easy for anyone to see the phenomenal growth pattern we’re witnessing here in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 9/18/2013 10:50 AM

Railroad Commission of Texas releases monthly oil and gas statistics

Monthly oil and gas statistics were released by the Railroad Commission of Texas on August 28. In this release, the RRC brings up figures for July permits to drill. More...

Posted 9/4/2013 10:10 AM

Marion Pringle and District Judge Tom Lee Grew up in Humble Camps

I’m bringing you the stories of two men who grew up in oil field families in Atascosa County in the mid 40’s to late 50’s. They are Marion Pringle and District Judge Tom Lee. More...

Posted 8/21/2013 10:37 AM

George Mitchell, “Father of Fracing” and true pioneer for the U.S. oil and natural gas sector, passes away

“George Mitchell was a true pioneer for the U.S. oil and natural gas sector,” said Ed Longanecker, president of Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO). More...

Posted 7/31/2013 09:11 AM

Photo venture down Oil Field Route (FM) 791

Soon I will be doing a story about Abraxas Petroleum Corp. (AXAS) relating to its successful drilling program in our area. Abraxas is completing its twelfth horizontal well in the Eagle Ford Shale. More...

Posted 7/17/2013 08:58 AM

Eagle Ford Shale drilling activities, tourism and business traffic bringing TEX-BEST Travel Center

A huge, modern TEX-BEST Travel Center is under construction on the southeast corner of the intersection of Interstate 37 and State Highway 97, just east of Pleasanton. More...

Posted 7/3/2013 11:04 AM

FTS International and Cabot Oil & Gas use natural gas to power equipment for hydraulic fracturing

Recently, FTS International (FTSI) and Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG) successfully partnered to use natural gas from a producing gas well to power pressure pumping equipment for a fracturing treatment. More...

Posted 6/19/2013 12:28 PM

RRC adopts amendments to oil & gas well construction rules

U.S. drilling dominance is in Texas...

The Railroad Commission of Texas reported that 49 percent of all active land rigs in the United States are drilling in Texas. This was based on average rig count figures for May 17 when this state had 831 active drilling rigs. More...

Posted 6/5/2013 10:43 AM

Eagle Ford Shale night image from NASA’s satellite as 40th anniversary of Skylab, first space station is noted

Forty years ago, on May 14, 1973, NASA launched Skylab, its first unmanned space station for the United States, into orbit. This was accomplished atop the last of the Saturn V rockets that were used to successfully launch U.S. More...

Posted 5/15/2013 09:15 AM

CPS’s John Bonnin...

Pricing phenomenon will favor the construction of power plants that burn natural gas

John Bonnin, CPS Energy Director of Real Time and Day Ahead Operations was the guest speaker at the March meeting of the San Antonio Business and Economics Society (SABES). More...

Posted 4/10/2013 09:02 AM

Larry Fox...

Water is our most valuable resource and its availability determines our future

Larry Fox, an Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District (EUWCD) Director for Atascosa County, from Pleasanton, contacted me and provided information regarding our water supply. More...

Posted 3/20/2013 09:13 AM

JDR Oilfield Services, Inc. - developing rental-hot shot business in Eagle Ford shale

Recently I received a phone call from Dan Rodriguez asking me if I was related to or knew Jori Zabava. Dan found my name on the internet while searching Eagle Ford shale information. More...

Posted 4/9/2014 09:04 AM

Karnes County, again Texas’s top crude oil producer but also claims tenth spot among gas producers

The Railroad Commission of Texas released oil and gas statistics for the state on March 27, 2014 More...

Posted 4/2/2014 09:18 AM

TanMar Rentals, LLC, opened early in Pleasanton to service the Eagle Ford shale

TanMar Rentals, LLC began servicing customers in the Eagle Ford shale play in April 2010. Located just east of Pleasanton on Highway 97, they are centrally located to provide services to the large area of the Eagle Ford shale. More...

Posted 3/19/2014 09:09 AM

Former Pleasanton Valedictorian presents STEM Scholarship Funds on behalf of FTS International

Lindsay Lanham, a senior geophysicist and 1995 PHS Valedictorian, visited Pleasanton High School on Feb. More...

Posted 3/5/2014 10:35 AM

Haley Curry, Eagle Ford shale STEER rep visits Pleasanton

Pleasanton had a visitor from South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER), Thursday, February 13. More...

Posted 2/19/2014 12:25 PM

Eagle Ford shale’s Webb County moves up to become second best gas producer in State of Texas

The Railroad Commission of Texas released oil and gas statistics for the state on January 29, 2014. More...

Posted 2/5/2014 11:38 AM

Compressed natural gas fueling stations increasing in Texas

There is an abundance of natural gas in the Eagle Ford shale and the Texas Railroad Commission is supporting efforts to increase its availability as a fuel in this state. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 10:56 AM

Karnes County, again, as usual, is top crude oil producer in the State of Texas

Texas oil and gas statistics were released by the Railroad Commission of Texas on December 23, 2013. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

Frost Bank charter bus tour of Eagle Ford shale by way of Pleasanton, Cotulla and Tilden

It began with a visit to Pleasanton earlier this year, when several employees from Frost Bank’s McCreless Financial Center in San Antonio stopped by the Pleasanton Express as part of their itinerary in this city. More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

Monthly oil and gas statistics released by Railroad Commission of Texas

Texas monthly oil and gas statistics were released by the Railroad Commission of Texas on November 26, 2013 More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies, Inc. opens new service center for Eagle Ford Shale Play

FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies, Inc. has opened a new service center at 214 Eurostar Drive in Pleasanton. They will provide local support to their clients throughout the Eagle Ford Shale Play from this new property located on over two acres of land. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:51 AM

Railroad Commission of Texas releases monthly oil and gas statistics

Monthly oil and gas statistics were released by the Railroad Commission of Texas on October 29, 2013. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM

Brawler Industries, LLC, locating industrial fabrics and liners plant in Pleasanton

Numerous oil field service firms have been choosing Pleasanton for their operations headquarters. Scheduled to open on January 1, 2014 is a firm bringing the manufacturing segment of the oil industry to this community. More...

Posted 10/23/2013 12:16 PM

Monthly oil and gas statistics released by Railroad Commission of Texas

The Railroad Commission of Texas released monthly oil and gas statistics on September 27. In the release, the RRC gives figures for August permits to drill. More...

Posted 10/2/2013 09:38 AM

Texas Railroad Commissioners ask contractors, homeowners and excavators to ‘call before you dig’

With more than 374,000 miles of active pipelines, Texas has more pipelines than any other state. More...

Posted 9/18/2013 10:50 AM

Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick feels Texas should be exempted from proposed federal frac rules

I asked Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick to comment about Texas’ place in the nation’s energy future. More...

Posted 9/11/2013 10:03 AM

STEER President, Omar Garcia addresses Poteet Rotary Club

At the request of Rotarian, Bob Hurley, I was asked to bring a program about oil and gas to the Poteet Rotary Club for their Wednesday, August 14 meeting. More...

Posted 8/28/2013 10:56 AM

Monthly oil and gas statistics released by Railroad Commission of Texas

The Railroad Commission of Texas released monthly oil and gas statistics on July 30, 2013. The RRC is able to bring up figures for June permits to drill in this release. More...

Posted 8/7/2013 09:10 AM

Abraxas Petroleum Corp. drilling successful oil wells on Route (FM) 791

Pleasanton’s Gary and Eugene Hernandez, drilling consultants...

To begin with, I’ll mention that this story concerning Abraxas Petroleum Corp. will be two-fold. First, you’ll get an interview I had with Bob Watson, CEO of Abraxas. More...

Posted 7/24/2013 03:38 PM

Railroad Commission of Texas releases monthly oil and gas statistics

The Railroad Commission of Texas released monthly oil and gas statistics on June 28, 2013. In this release, the RRC is able to bring up figures for May permits to drill. More...

Posted 7/10/2013 09:46 AM

The Williams’...from Satsuma to Freer, then Seven Sisters and, eventually, Charlotte

From here to there, in the life of an oil field family...

“My dad (Marcus D. More...

Posted 6/26/2013 10:01 AM

RCW Energy Services bringing water delivery innovations...

Recently, RCW Energy Services brought its operations to a location just south of Pleasanton. The water transfer firm is embarking on a most-modern concept where there’s constant monitoring of their delivery system. More...

Posted 6/12/2013 09:05 AM

Before the damaging tornado in Oklahoma ...

From Moore - by way of Lindale - to Pleasanton ... the Eagle Ford beckons the Simmons family

There are so many stories about people who are working in the Eagle Ford Shale and living in Pleasanton. Here is one. More...

Posted 5/29/2013 10:04 AM

Halliburton....

San Antonio operations hub on track for opening this summer

Last Thursday, April 25, I was invited to visit the new Halliburton operations hub site, under construction at Loop 1604 and IH 37, south of San Antonio. This site is just 17 miles from the Pleasanton city limits. More...

Posted 5/1/2013 10:32 AM

Oil & Gas Editor

Geologist Arthur Troell discusses Carrizo Sandstone Aquifer water levels - through time

Local geologist, Arthur Troell, is providing additional information and illustrations regarding the geology surrounding the Carrizo Sandstone in this edition of Oil and Gas information. More...

Posted 3/27/2013 08:45 AM