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Examining the Links Between Oil, Energy and the Economy
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Dallas Fed Energy Survey

Oil and Gas Activity Jumps; Costs Escalate, Supply-Chain Delays Worsen

Second Quarter 2022

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 and the Economy: Opportunities and Challenges of the Energy Transition

November 5, 2021

The conference focuses on the outlook for global energy markets, regional and macro implications of the global energy transition, technology and advancing the energy transition, and the changing U.S. energy landscape.

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Energy in the Eleventh District
Permian Basin

The Permian Basin is one of the nation's oldest oil and gas producing regions. New technologies have transformed the region in the last decade, breathing new life into old wells and tapping new ones.

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Haynesville Shale

The East Texas and northern Louisiana counties making up the Haynesville Shale formation came to the public's attention in 2008, when exploration companies began flocking to the region in search of its unconventional gas resources.

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Eagle Ford Shale

Oil and natural gas extraction is booming in Eagle Ford Shale. Recent advances in horizontal drilling technology allow companies to extract oil and natural gas from shale, bringing new jobs and growing wealth to many rural communities in South Texas.

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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


Solar Lights Up Outlook for Renewable Energy in Texas

Texas, long known for oil and gas production, is experiencing a boom in utility-scale solar power.

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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: May 2022

Natural gas prices have been rising as inventories wane. Exports of natural gas are at record levels and set to grow further in the second half of 2022. U.S. chemical industry barometers show robust utilization, production and margins as rising input costs pass through to customers.

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