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Author:Thompson, Jesse B. 

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Houston, Still an Energy Town, Largely Pins Growth on the Sector

In recent months, increasing oil and gas demand and shifting geopolitics have become tailwinds for energy production and exports—as well as for Houston.
Southwest Economy , Issue Second Quarter

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Booming shale gas production drives Texas petrochemical surge

A highly profitable petrochemical industry has reemerged in Texas from the boom in U.S. shale oil-and-gas exploration, creating an internationally competitive sector that can produce a variety of products including plastics at a lower cost.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q4 , Pages 16-19

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Spotlight: Permian Basin’s Shale-Era Oil Production Rises Even as Rig Count Falls

A change in the number of active drilling rigs is no longer the reliable predictor for near-term oil production growth that it once was.
Southwest Economy , Issue First Quarter

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Producers, refiners view strategies to trim Texas' glut of ultralight condensate oil

Hampered by the federal oil export ban, producers are seeking alternative means to bring to global markets the burgeoning supplies of ultralight condensate oil drawn from the Eagle Ford Shale region of South Texas.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q4 , Pages 10-13

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Snapshot: Dining Out Picks Up in Texas, Houston

The number of patrons dining at restaurants surged in Texas and Houston after the state thawed from a deep freeze in February and COVID-19 constraints on restaurants and bars were lifted March 10.
Southwest Economy , Issue First Quarter

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Spotlight: Lower U.S. Crude Oil Production Decreases Output, Raises Price of Natural Gas

Natural gas futures plummeted to a historic low in June 2020 only to rebound by late October, mainly due to a decline in natural gas production from oil wells.
Southwest Economy , Issue Fourth Quarter

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Go Figure: COVID-19 Tanks Fuel Consumption, Prices

The effects of the pandemic, including working from home and reduced travel, dropped fuel consumption from mid-March to mid-April 2020.
Southwest Economy , Issue Second Quarter

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Cross-Border Pipelines Link U.S. Natural Gas Producers, Mexican Electricity Users

Mexican energy reforms have opened the door to shale gas from the United States?and imports are booming. U.S. natural gas production reached a record high in July 2015, largely due to increased shale drilling dating back to 2010 in the Marcellus field in the Northeastern U.S. and the Permian and Eagle Ford basins in Texas.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q3 , Pages 18-18

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Spotlight: Shale oil exploration - Permian Basin booms as new techniques resurrect old sites

Southwest Economy , Issue Q2 , Pages 15

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Spotlight: Abundant Sunshine Not Enough to Power Texas Residential Solar Energy

The Texas electricity market doesn?t shine in residential solar energy despite plentiful sunlight. While Texas is No. 1 in wind power, its residential solar capacity per capita was less than one-third that of the U.S. average in 2017.
Southwest Economy , Issue First Quarter , Pages 14-14




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