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Natural Gas Flaring from Space
October 30, 2013 |

We have posted views of Earth from NASA’s Suomi satellite that show night illumination and natural gas flaring for oil industry sites in the Bakken Formation, Eagle Ford Shale, Alaska North Slope, United States Gulf, Mexican Gulf, Venezuela Orinoco Field, Brazil offshore basins, North Sea, North Africa onshore, west Africa offshore, and Persian Gulf.

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The Eagle Ford Shale in Mexico
November 5, 2013 | Fuel Fix
The trend of the Texas Eagle Ford Shale continues across the border into Mexico. Some experts believe that Petroleos Mexicanos, the national oil company, will not be able to develop the Eagle Ford in the near future because they lack experience and equipment. Related: What is the Eagle Ford Shale?

Eagle Ford Development in Mexico to Benefit Texas
February 13, 2014 | BizJournals
The Eagle Ford Formation does not end at the boundary between Texas and Mexico, but you might suspect that it did if you look at current levels of drilling activity from space. However, billions of dollars will be spent to develop Mexico's Eagle Ford and companies and workers in Texas might receive much of the work. Related: What is the Eagle Ford Shale?

Danger in Mexico’s Eagle Ford?
February 23, 2014 | Quartz
Mexico has been working to lure oil companies from the United States into developing Mexico's part of the Eagle Ford Shale. One problem that they could face there is organized crime and gang activity.

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