The Eagle Ford shale has provided an economic boom to South Texas. It is the source rock for the storied East Texas Field and also for the Austin Chalk formation, but it wasn’t until 2008 that the industry discovered the viability of producing directly from the Eagle Ford shale using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.