Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

Meter Reading: Where Do Gas Prices Go From Here, Court Ruling Just Beginning of Water Wars, and More

Housing a Hot Commodity in Eagle Ford Shale In the second of a series on the Eagle Ford shale, the San Antonio Express-News looks at the negatives of life for boomtowns. The latest article deals with housing. “With every available building being taken up by Eagle Ford Shale workers,” they write, “things get really dicey when other workers have to come in for temporary projects in the area.”

Where Do Gas Prices Go From Here? ”How high they are going to go is just about anyone’s guess,” writes the New York Times. “Those who track the supply and demand fundamentals say the price of oil should be about $80 a barrel and gasoline prices should be as much as 50 cents below where they are. But throw tensions with Iran into the mix, and you get scary prices.”

Editorial: ‘Court Ruling Doesn’t End Water Fights’ In an editorial, the San Antonio Express-News writes, “The Edwards Aquifer Authority will need to increase its legal budget in coming years. The Texas Supreme Court‘s decision in a dispute between the EAA and Von Ormy property owners whose pumping rights were limited by the authority will spawn a wave of new litigation and most likely increase water costs for Edwards users.”


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