CBC Pleasanton gears up for annual Community Ties event on Tuesday Proclamation to be signed for Atascosa Citizens in Action

PLEASANTON, TX- The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Pleasanton site is thrilled to announce that they will host their annual Community Ties event at 1411 Bensdale Road on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 2 p.m.- 7 p.m. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:41 PM

STEPS brings monthly meeting to Karnes County

In an initiative to bring the STEPS program to other counties in the Eagle Ford Shale, the organization’s monthly meeting was held in Kenedy, Texas at the ConocoPhillips facility on Thursday, March 19. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

UTSA Eagle Ford Shale community development continues outreach goal in Atascosa County

Citizens in Atascosa County attended a meeting at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, March 5, where researchers from the University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development program held a second workshop regarding “Future More...

Posted 3/11/2015 10:39 AM

Railroad Commission hosts Australian and Japanese delegates

Expertise shared in Oil and Gas Regulation with International Regulators

The Railroad Commission of Texas hosted delegations this week representing Australia and Japan. Regulators from both countries were interested in learning more about the successful regulation of the oil and gas industry in Texas. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 12:26 PM

Oil/Gas mobile lab travels to Coastal Bend college sites

Coastal Bend College listened to the needs of the Oil and Gas Industry and with a grant with the Higher Education Coordinating Board, created a mobile, one-of-a-kind learning environment for the oilfield industry. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 12:14 PM

Cheniere Energy gets approval from FERC for its natural gas export facility

Cheniere Energy got a boost from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for building of its liquified natural gas (LNG) export facility in Corpus Christi. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 12:21 PM

Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton Sworn-In

Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton was sworn-in Monday, January 5 as the 49th Commissioner of the state’s oldest regulatory agency—the Railroad Commission of Texas. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 12:13 PM

Halliburton Contributes $1.25 Million to the SEG Foundation to Create EVOLVE, an Early Career Learning Initiative for Oil and Gas Professionals

Halliburton is a key provider of services and products in the Eagle Ford shale and the energy industry as a whole. More...

Posted 12/31/2014 11:40 AM

Turboprops and other larger planes justify need for extended runway at Pleasanton Municipal Airport

Mark Eby, Chief Pilot with Hellas Construction, Inc. out of Austin, flew a Merlin IVA Swearingen Metroliner into Pleasanton Municipal Airport, Tuesday, December 9. He was accompanied by Co-Pilot Jerry White. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 11:44 AM

A landman’s story of lease acquisitions before leasing for the first Eagle Ford well

Over the past few years, my writings covering the oil and gas industry, and in particular, events leading up to the discovery and development of the Eagle Ford shale, I have had the privilege of interviewing and talking to people involved in many dif More...

Posted 12/3/2014 11:42 AM

Fountains at Bonita Creek luxury apartments coming to Pleasanton at Oaklawn and Winship

Ground work and land preparation is being done now. Soon, local developer, Greg DiCaro, will break ground for construction of a new, modern apartment complex. More...

Posted 11/12/2014 02:30 PM

Hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure policy initiated by Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes, a Houston-based company opened a $30 million operations center on IH 37, 18 miles northeast of Pleasanton in 2012. This facility, on 65 acres, was built to support the booming activity in the Eagle Ford shale. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

Texas Continues to Lead the Country in Oil & Natural Gas Employment and Production

The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), on October 9, released its second annual “State of Energy Report,” offering a detailed analysis of national and state trends in oil and natural gas employment, wage More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

“The Role of Innovation and Engagement in the Eagle Ford” - Lee M. Tillman, Marathon Oil

Marathon Oil Corp. has an important Eagle Ford shale field office in Pleasanton. Their operations here put the company in an area where they can conveniently serve their assets in Atascosa County and other nearby counties. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

EOG’s Water Management Activities in the South Texas Eagle Ford

EOG Resources understands the importance of South Texas water resources. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell gives “oil busy” airport update - training his family to be pilots

Pleasanton’s Mayor, Clinton J. Powell, started his pilot training when he was 21 years old and is an avid pilot, having logged many hours flying aircraft. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Railroad Commission of Texas unanimously picks Christi Craddick as new Chairman

Texas Railroad Commission unanimously elected Christi Craddick as its new Chairman at a Commission meeting on Tuesday, August 12. More...

Posted 8/20/2014 11:12 AM

WellAware growing “Leaps and Bounds” with leading international businessmen on board

In the November 27, 2013 edition of the Pleasanton Express, my Oil and Gas article pertained to a new ‘leading edge’ company called WellAware, started by CEO & Co-Founder, Matt Harrison. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

About 50 percent of all active land rigs in the United States are in Texas - June 20 active Texas rig count was 886

The Railroad Commission of Texas released oil and gas statistics for the state on June 25, 2014. MAY PERMITS TO DRILL More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

Sabas Garza III, pipeline supervisor with Enterprise Products

In articles I’ve written, there’s been drilling, production, geology, fracking and oil field nostalgia. I wanted to bring some information about the midstream operations of the oil and gas scene. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

Launch of “Our Energy Moment” Coalition - a big plus for future of Eagle Ford shale, Pearsall shale natural gas drilling

They’ve been holding back. Yes, production firms have been reluctant to drill natural gas wells in the Eagle Ford and Pearsall shales. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:57 AM

Texas Railroad Commission waste minimization program

Oil and gas production and service firms operating in the Eagle Ford shale are able to procure information from the Texas Railroad Commission to aid in keeping this shale play a clean one. More...

Posted 5/21/2014 08:59 AM

Republic Services adding to the electrical grid from landfill gas production and solar panel energy

Republic Services, the waste disposal firm that services Pleasanton, is establishing itself as “An environmental partner you can count on!” Their services extend to the Eagle Ford shale where oil field related firms bring their drill cutt More...

Posted 5/14/2014 09:22 AM

WATER: Protecting one of our most precious resources

Wouldn’t it be so nice and convenient for a city to increase its future water supply by simply finding a convenient, close-by source and taking whatever they want. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:20 PM

Atascosa Citizens in Action meeting set

Newly-organized ‘Atascosa Citizens in Action’ will meet at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, April 16, from 11 until 2. Food and beverages will be provided. More...

Posted 4/15/2015 01:18 PM

Multi-well pad drilling dominates Eagle Ford Shale scene

WTI crude oil is selling at half the price compared to what it sold for a year ago and rigs are being idled in the Eagle Ford Shale and other plays. More...

Posted 4/1/2015 10:08 AM

Eagle Ford Shale STEPS initiative promotes safety, health and environmental improvement

The Eagle Ford Shale Service, Transmission, Exploration and Production Safety Network, commonly known as the STEPS Network, promotes safety, health and environmental improvement in the exploration and production of oil and gas in the Eagle Ford Shale More...

Posted 3/18/2015 02:11 PM

Five Eagle Ford shale counties lead the State of Texas in crude oil production for month of December

JANUARY PERMITS TO DRILL More...

Posted 3/4/2015 01:07 PM

Future bright for Atascosa County, Eagle Ford shale despite current oil and gas production cycle

The price of crude oil closed today up +0.64 to 53.42 (WTI). Technically, that was a good move. At this point in the current cycle that the petoleum industry is in, crude is still searching for a higher or lower level. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 12:14 PM

UTSA holds forum to diversify economic activity

Eagle Ford cities in Atascosa County targeted

Thursday afternoon, January 29, representatives from the UTSA Institute for Community Development met with Atascosa County citizens at the Jourdanton Community Center. More...

Posted 2/4/2015 11:15 AM

STEER is catalyst between petroleum industry and communities in the Eagle Ford shale

Oil and gas are depletable resources. There will be swings in the price of oil and gas in the commodities market as we’re seeing at the present time. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 01:20 PM

Top five crude oil producing counties in the state are in Eagle Ford Shale

NOVEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 1,508 original drilling permits in November, 2014, compared to 1,559 in November, 2013. More...

Posted 1/7/2015 01:05 PM

FTS International completes acquisition of J-W Wireline

Two Pleasanton oilfield service firms have come together through a company wide merger where FTS International (FTSI) has acquired J-W Wireline Company (J-W Wireline). FTSI has a huge service complex at 3195 Coughran Rd., south of Pleasanton. More...

Posted 12/23/2014 10:02 AM

Texas, Pennsylvania, Louisiana & Arkansas shale gas accounted for most U.S. natgas output: U.S. EIA

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (www.eia.gov) new “Today in Energy” briefly looks at how shale gas accounted for the biggest share of U.S. More...

Posted 12/10/2014 12:33 PM

Marvin Deckert - “Hughes two-cone drill bit and my dad, uncles working on wooden derricks at Spindletop”

“Since I read your article about Baker Hughes last week, I wanted to tell you that my dad, Elmo Royce Deckert, had one of the first Hughes rotary bit watch fobs made,” said Marvin Deckert, former oil field employee retiree living in Pleas More...

Posted 11/19/2014 12:21 PM

Railroad Commission shows huge increase in original drilling permits for September

TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS 10/29/2014

SEPTEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL More...

Posted 11/5/2014 05:05 PM

Economic impact of the Eagle Ford Shale - Thomas Tunstall, Ph.D.

In the latest executive summary compiled by the Center for Community and Business Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Economic Development, there was headline growth in 2013 in the Eagle Ford Shale. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

RRC issues 2,440 original drilling permits in August, 2014 compared to 1,606 in August 2013

AUGUST PERMITS TO DRILL More...

Posted 10/8/2014 09:24 AM

Casedhole Solutions - operating early in the Eagle Ford and continuing to grow

I recently spoke with Mark Larimore, Southeast Regional Manager for Casedhole Solutions. Casedhole Solutions began servicing the Eagle Ford out of its Charlotte location in September, 2010. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Pleasanton bypass route helpful in many ways

Referring to the needs for the bypass route, Atascosa County Commissioner Bill Carroll, Precinct 4, said, “It’s entirely just a safety issue involved here, not only for the residents of the county and city of Pleasanton but even for peopl More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

RRC issues 2,419 original drilling permits in July, 2014 compared to 1,843 in July, 2013

A total of 2,419 original drilling permits were issued by the Railroad Commission in July, 2014 compared to 1,843 in July, 2013. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

STEER encourages entries from Pleasanton for 2014 excellence awards

The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER), serving the Eagle Ford shale region in South Texas, is opening the call for nominations for the second annual Eagle Ford Excellence Awards. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Six crude oil counties in Eagle Ford shale are in Texas RRC list of top ten producers

In June, original drilling permits in Texas are up by 309. The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 2,185 original drilling permits in June, 2014 compared to 1,876 in June, 2013. More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:16 AM

Abraxas Petroleum drilling impressive wells in Eagle Ford shale, south of Jourdanton-Pleasanton and in McMullen County

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ:AXAS) has been drilling impressive wells just south of Jourdanton- Pleasanton and recently provided the following operational update on the Company’s Eagle Ford and Bakken assets. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Texas Railroad Commission recycling rules allow industry to reduce fresh water use in oil and gas production

Major amendments adopted by the the Texas Railroad Commission were put in place to further enhance conservation, reuse and recycling of water by oil and gas operators. That was in April, 2013. More...

Posted 6/18/2014 08:58 AM

April - Texas total well completions for 2014, year to date are 11,259 - up from 7,449 recorded in same period in 2013

The Railroad Commission of Texas released oil and gas statistics for the state on May 27, 2014. APRIL PERMITS TO DRILL More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM

Imogene Camp living - Gene Stevens

“The kids played every evening after school until dark. Mom decided she would use a whistle to get us home for supper. More...

Posted 5/28/2014 09:31 AM

Texas’ top five crude oil producing counties are in Eagle Ford shale

The Railroad Commission of Texas released oil and gas statistics for the state on April 25, 2014. MARCH PERMITS TO DRILL More...

Posted 5/7/2014 09:07 AM

“The greatest energy success story we will see in the 21st century” -- Leveille

“The Eagle Ford is by far the most important unconventional reservoir play in North America today,” said Greg Leveille, Unconventional Reservoirs Technical Manager with ConocoPhillips. More...

Posted 4/30/2014 04:49 PM