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5 Benefits of the Texas Oil & Gas Industry

Despite its controversial environmental aspects, the oil and gas industry remains a driving force in Texas. While those shouting the disadvantages of the energy industry have some valid points, keep in mind the numerous advantages the industry brings to the Lone Star State. 1. Economic Impact Perhaps the biggest advantage to the oil and gas […]

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Hitch Up an Airstream to these Texas Geological Destinations

As the summer heat starts to taper off, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about fall camping getaways. Whether you enjoy hitching up an Airstream trailer or roughing it in a tent, there are plenty of places in Texas to enjoy sitting around a campfire in the shadows of some incredible geological formations. Inspired […]

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What the Oil Downturn Means for South Texas

Eagle Ford Shale Production The Eagle Ford Shale runs across a large swath of counties in South Texas, stretching in a check-mark shape from just north of Laredo in the west to just north of Houston in the east. The most active counties for production along the Eagle Ford are McCullen, Maverick, Dimmit, La Salle, […]

Oil, Gas and the Texas Way of Life

Texas may have once been considered an agricultural backwater but all that changed once that first oilfield started spilling black gold.  It all started with that first field, Spindletop in Beaumont, who could have predicted how much things would change for Texans.  There are two things deeply entrenched in the culture of Texas, the fierce […]