Chipper's ranch, The Double Dime, is in the Carizzo Springs area. Looks like Chipper may have hit The Mother Load. George Strait's land/ranch is nearby. Maybe there will be a new song .. Does Carizzo Springs Ever Cross Your Mind .. ? - Meck
CATARINA, Tex. — Until last year, the 17-mile stretch of road between this forsaken South Texas village and the county seat of Carrizo Springs was a patchwork of derelict gasoline stations and rusting warehouses.
Now the region is in the hottest new oil play in the country, with giant oil terminals and sprawling RV parks replacing fields of mesquite. More than a dozen companies plan to drill up to 3,000 wells around here in the next 12 months.
The Texas field, known as the Eagle Ford, is just one of about 20 new onshore oil fields that advocates say could collectively increase the nation’s oil output by 25 percent within a decade — without the dangers of drilling in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico or the delicate coastal areas off Alaska.
Shale Boom in Texas Could Increase U.S. Oil Output - NYTimes.com
The Meck Report / Blog - May 28, 2011 - 1:25p