SAN ANTONIO—A revolution is building in the overpressured dry gas portion of the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas.

Despite being overshadowed by the oil window, dry gas producers in the southern Eagle Ford are reporting economics that are competitive with not only other gas plays but oil plays as well. This is being driven by its strategic location, premium pricing, low operating costs and implementation of new technology, according to a panel of private operators Escondido Resources and Laredo Energy at Hart Energy’s recent DUG Eagle Ford conference and exhibition.

“There’s always been industry knowledge of the Eagle Ford gas window as containing a lot of hydrocarbons ready to produce,” Michael J. Wieland, president and CEO of Laredo Energy VI LP, told attendees of DUG Eagle Ford.

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