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Energy Research

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

Collapse in Oil and Gas Activity, Employment Deepens

Second Quarter 2020

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

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Indicators

Energy Indicators

May 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

Navigating the Changing Energy Landscape

November 20, 2020

The Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City and Dallas will hold their fifth joint energy conference on Nov. 20 in Houston.

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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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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 Letter

How Falling Oil Prices in Early 2020 Weakened the U.S. Economy

The benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) price of oil dropped by more than half from Jan. 21 to April 3. This oil price decline has weakened rather than strengthened the U.S. economy, making this event different from past episodes of falling oil prices.

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Economic Indicators
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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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Economic Indicators

Houston: April 2020

Falling demand and rapidly rising inventories caused crude prices to collapse in April, breaching negative territory for the first time in history.

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