|Shale Boom in Texas Could Increase U.S. Oil Output|
“Oil money just makes life easier.” The remarks of Bert Bell, a truck company manager …making $525,000 leasing mineral rights around his family’s mobile home in Texas. The new drilling makes economic sense as long as oil remains above $60 a barrel, according to oil companies. At current prices of about $100 a barrel, shale wells can typically turn a profit within eight months – three times faster than many traditional wells.
EOG (EOG Resources, Inc. is one of the largest independent (non-integrated) oil and gas companies in the United States. EOG has been called a no-excuses company.) began quietly buying the rights to thousands of acres in the Bakken and Eagle Ford, in Texas.
New York Times, May 28, 2011
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