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

As one of the top oil-producing basins in the U.S., it’s easy to understand the ongoing chatter about the Eagle Ford Shale. But there’s hardly any mention of its gas fairway. Some chalk it up to natural gas’ bad reputation, while others believe the region is simply being overlooked.

And yet, despite being overshadowed by the oil window, dry gas producers in the southern Eagle Ford are reporting economics that are competitive not only with 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 number of gas-focused operators at Hart Energy’s recent DUG Eagle Ford conference in San Antonio in September.

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