While it has been recently eclipsed by the Permian, the Eagle Ford in South Texas remains one of the most important shale basins in the world. According to the EIA, the basin will produce 1,280 MBOPD in September, making it the second-largest oil-producing basin in the U.S. Despite temporary interference from Hurricane Harvey there are currently 71 rigs active in the basin, making the Eagle Ford second in drilling activity as well. Just like any other area of Texas, these rigs require drilling permits, obtained from the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC), to operate. So far this year, the RRC has issued a total of 2,318 permits in the Eagle Ford. The EIA lists 23 counties as part of the Eagle Ford, but current activity focuses on certain locations.
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