Port Aransas is opposing plans for a Harbor Island oil export terminal aimed at filling some of the biggest crude-carrying ships in the world.
A merger announced Sunday of San Antonio-based Andeavor and Marathon Petroleum will yield the No. 1 U.S. refiner by capacity.
The Eagle Ford Shale has served up an $87.8 billion economic impact since 2010 and supported nearly 155,000 jobs, possibly the largest economic development story in state history.
The Eagle Ford Shale Forum on Tuesday was more important for what was not discussed than for the topics covered.
Editor’s Note: The following story is part of a periodic series exploring regional issues of interest or importance outside San Antonio.