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Pearsall Possibilities

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Richard Mason
December 1, 2012

It’s hunting season in South Texas, where talk of leases fills café conversations in Atascosa, McMullen, LaSalle and Frio counties. Caffeinated zest this season stems from persistent sightings of an elusive multi-pointed trophy, attracting a coterie of experienced gamesmen to the region.

That trophy is the Pearsall shale. Those who have signed leases for a shot at the quarry include big-game hunters like EOG Resources Inc., Chesapeake Energy Corp., and Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. However, no one should overlook other experienced marksmen like Magnum Hunter Resources Corp., Rosetta Resources ...

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