cartels


Oil Theft in the Eagle Ford Shale

Oil field theft is not new, but with the rapid development in the Eagle Ford Shale, the opportunity for extensive and pervasive theft has expanded.  Today’s article in the San Antonio Business Journal highlights the impactthat such theft has on not just the companies from whomthe oil was stolen, but also the community as a whole.  Indications from law enforcement and oilfield history are that this is far from an isolated case.  However, oil field […]


Houston Business Journal Article: Railroad Commissioner Expresses Concern about Threat Posed by Mexican Cartels

Yesterday’s article in the Houston Business Journal highlights an issue that Butchko, Inc. has been talking about for a while. Click here for full article. The Mexican cartels have and continue to exert significant influence in the Eagle Ford Shale region. Their operations are not new but they have certainly benefited from the sudden expansion of activity in the area. The risk of confrontation is significant and increasing as more and more companies commence operations […]