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Eagle Ford Shale is a big find at right time…

by admin on January 30, 2012

When it came to last year’s business stories, none was bigger than the Eagle Ford Shale.

The oil-and-gas formation, which spans 24 South Texas counties, is expected to generate thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic impact over its life. And 2011 bore the first palpable signs of just how massive that boom might be.

Last year, shale-related hiring kicked into high gear across the region, drilling crews flooded rural communities, and oilfield services giants Halliburton Co. , Baker Hughes Inc. and Schlumberger all unveiled plans for multimillion-dollar San Antonio campuses.

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