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Examining the Links Between Oil, Energy and the Economy
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Dallas Fed Energy Survey

Oil Price Collapse Reverberates with Job, Capital Expenditure Cuts

First Quarter 2020

Quarterly assessment of energy activity among oil and gas firms in the Eleventh District.

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Indicators

Energy Indicators

February 2020

A monthly web publication of key economic indicators that offers a snapshot of the energy sector.

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Charts

Energy Slideshow

Charts containing the latest data on the outlook for energy in the region, the U.S. and around the world.

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Events

Energy and the Economy Conference

October 18, 2019

The Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City and Dallas held their fourth joint energy conference on October 18 in Denver.

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Energy in the Eleventh District
Permian Basin

The Permian Basin is one of the nation's oldest oil and gas producing regions. New technologies have transformed the region in the last decade, breathing new life into old wells and tapping new ones.

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Haynesville Shale

The East Texas and northern Louisiana counties making up the Haynesville Shale formation came to the public's attention in 2008, when exploration companies began flocking to the region in search of its unconventional gas resources.

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Eagle Ford Shale

Oil and natural gas extraction is booming in Eagle Ford Shale. Recent advances in horizontal drilling technology allow companies to extract oil and natural gas from shale, bringing new jobs and growing wealth to many rural communities in South Texas.

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Barnett Shale

As the birthplace of modern hydraulic fracturing, the Barnett Shale transformed U.S. energy production.

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Featured Articles and Research
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Economic Letter

Demand Shocks Fuel Commodity Price Booms and Busts

Demand shocks due to rapid industrialization have driven commodity price booms throughout history. As periods of industrialization lose steam and supply catches up, busts follow after about 10 years.

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Working Papers

Closer to One Great Pool? Evidence from Structural Breaks in Oil Price Differentials

This paper shows that the oil market has become closer to “one great pool,” in the sense that price differentials between crude oils of different qualities have generally become smaller over time.

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Economic Indicators
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Economic Indicators

Houston: February 2020

In the final months of 2019, healthy but slowing job growth and a low and generally stable unemployment rate contributed to an expanding economy, as measured by the Houston Business-Cycle Index. Even so, recent movements in the Houston Leading Index suggest moderating job growth in the months ahead.

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Economic Indicators

Permian Basin: March 2020

Oil prices dropped sharply in early March. Oil production reached new highs in January, and the rig count edged up in February.

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