The USGS has hiked its oil and natural gas reserve estimates for the region, and some experts say the bonanza could be even bigger.
Much reviled -- and still rejected by investors -- the oil giant now offers the potential for higher reward than rivals such as Exxon.
Count on oil and natural gas prices to remain under price pressure in the foreseeable future.
A new report says backed-up highways mean a stronger economy, with more people taking to the roads to get to work.
A research group's report claims more Lone Star State workers in the sector than ranchers, but it fails to mention all of those in oil and gas.
But the government has to stop hindering the cause and start helping it.
The cost of new emissions rules could give natural gas a big edge. But a hungry world market is ready to take US production.
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