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Dallas Fed Energy Survey

Oil and Gas Expansion Accelerates

December 2017

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

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Energy Update

OPEC Extends Cuts, Opening Door for U.S. to Gain Further Market Share

Fourth Quarter 2017

Concise analysis of the latest major developments and key changes facing global oil and gas markets.

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Indicators

Energy Indicators

February 2018

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

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Charts

Energy Slideshow

February 2018

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 in the Eleventh District
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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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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Barnett Shale

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

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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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Economic Letter

Demand Shocks Fuel Commodity Price Booms and Busts

Demand shocks due to rapid industrialization have driven commodity price booms throughout history. As periods of industrialization lose steam and supply catches up, busts follow after about 10 years.

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Working Papers

OPEC in the News

This paper introduces a newspaper article count index related to OPEC that rises in response to important OPEC meetings and events connected with OPEC production levels.

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Economic Indicators
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Economic Indicators

Houston: January 2018

Houston Economic Indicators is a monthly web publication of key economic indicators that offers a snapshot of the Houston economy.

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Economic Indicators

Permian Basin: January 2018

Employment in the Permian Basin increased slightly, while unemployment inched up. Production continued its strong trajectory as the rig count continued to tick up. Retail sales improved drastically in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period in 2016.

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