Results of the current poll regarding likelihood of US releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve:
- Yes, no question: 30%
- Yes, only if gasoline > $5/gallon: 28%
- No, unless gasoline > $6/gallon: 12%
- No, unless shooting war in Mideast halts "all" exports: 18%
- No, not under any circumstances: 11%
Now, for the new poll: what percent of readers are interested in the Eagle Ford?
I ask this question because I think the Eagle Ford will become a bigger play in terms of production than the Bakken over time. I believe the Eagle Ford covers a larger area, and is thicker. The Eagle Ford will become the biggest competitor for Bakken resources (fracking sand, rigs, personnel).
Regardless of the outcome of the poll, I won't be following the Eagle Ford any more closely than I do now. I don't have the time or resources, and I am emotionally attached to the Bakken, where I grew up. Interestingly, I now call San Antonio home.
I know many (majority?) of my readers are also interested in the activity in Montana but I don't have the time or resources to follow it more closely than I already to. Sorry.