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Eagle Ford Shale overtook Bakken Shale in 2013

Oil Rig_photo courtesy of Duke Drilling

According to the October 2013 report released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, South Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale beat North Dakota’s Bakken Shale to the 1 million barrel-per-day milestone in August 2013.  The report highlighted the new advancements in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling that helped unlock the oil from a previously unworkable formation.

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San Antonio Business Journal

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