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Dallas Fed Energy Survey

Oil and gas activity sees modest growth; outlook improves, but cost increases continue

Third Quarter 2023

Quarterly assessment of energy activity among oil and gas firms in the Eleventh District.

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Energy Indicators

A monthly web publication of key economic indicators that offers a snapshot of the energy sector.

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Energy Slideshow

Charts containing the latest data on the outlook for energy in the region, the U.S. and around the world.

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Energy Conference

Dallas Fed Events

Energy Finance and the Energy Transition

This conference features academic sessions as well as industry panels on the oil and gas industry and the energy transition.


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Energy in the Eleventh District

Eagle Ford Shale

Oil and natural gas extraction in Eagle Ford Shale has brought new jobs and growing wealth to many rural communities in South Texas.

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Permian Basin

Containing large resources of oil and natural gas, the Permian Basin covers 55 counties in West Texas and southeast New Mexico.

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Haynesville Shale

Rich in natural gas, the Haynesville Shale formation covers 23 counties on the border of Texas and Louisiana.

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Barnett Shale

As the birthplace of modern hydraulic fracturing, the Barnett Shale transformed U.S. energy production.

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Featured Articles and Research


Automakers’ Bold Plans for Electric Vehicles Spur U.S. Battery Boom

There is a wave of new investment in gigafactories—enormous facilities devoted to the production of lithium-ion batteries.

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Working Papers

The Impact of Rising Oil Prices on U.S. Inflation and Inflation Expectations in 2020-23

Predictions of oil prices reaching $100 per barrel during the winter of 2021/22 have raised fears of persistently high inflation and rising inflation expectations for years to come. This paper shows that these concerns have been overstated.

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More on Energy

Index of Global Real Economic Activity

Business-cycle index of global real economic activity that may be viewed as a proxy for the volume of shipping in global industrial commodity markets.

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Economic Indicators

Houston Economic Indicators

A monthly web publication of key economic indicators, including energy, that offers a snapshot of the Houston economy.

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