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In the Heart of the Texas Oil Patch, It's Gas That's Taking Off

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The oiliest county in Texas has seen its new natural gas production capacity more than double as drillers home in on their most profitable acreage.

The peak output rate from new gas wells in Karnes County has surged 134 percent since January, estimates from Drillinginfo show. The only other county in Texas’s Eagle Ford shale patch where new gas capacity’s gaining is Live Oak, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Karnes, the Austin-based energy data provider said.