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Eagle Ford shale wells now at 4,000
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar hosted a telephone town hall call June 27 to update Wilson County constituents on transportation issues affecting the county and planned road improvements in the wake of increased traffic, due to oil and gas exploration in the Eagle Ford shale .
Cuellar was joined by Mario Medina of the Texas Department of Transportation, who outlined road projects in Guadalupe and Wilson counties.
During the call, Cuellar said the number of oil/gas wells found in the Eagle Ford shale -- located in 24 South Texas counties -- now numbers 4,000. In comparison, only 26 wells were in existence in 2008.
Callers participating asked questions and offered suggestions on issues of importance to them.
For more about the call, including road projects, see page 1A.
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