South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable
South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable

About Steer

What is STEER?

STEER is the South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable, a place where people and ideas come together to strengthen our communities through the development of oil and natural gas.

Who does STEER represent?

Our diverse membership includes 18 of the largest operators in the Eagle Ford Shale region including: AnadarkoBaytexBHP BillitonChesapeake Energy CorporationConocoPhillipsCheyenne PetroleumDevonEncanaEnerVestEOG ResourcesEP EnergyMarathon OilMurphy OilNoble EnergyPioneer Natural ResourcesSM EnergyStatoil and XTO.

STEER’s Mission

As an organization, STEER aims to ensure the development of the Eagle Ford’s energy resources is accomplished in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the industry and communities throughout South Texas.


Omar Garcia, President, STEER

Welcome to the South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable’s website! I’m Omar Garcia, the President of STEER. It’s our mission to serve as the bridge connecting the oil and natural gas industry to South Texas communities. STEER will work to ensure that all stakeholders throughout the Eagle Ford Shale region are able to effectively maximize opportunities in a responsible and collaborative way.

“These operators saw a need in South Texas to maintain a cohesive and collaborative stakeholder relations effort throughout the Eagle Ford Shale and developed STEER to lead that initiative.”






Haley Curry, V.P. External Affairs, STEER

Haley Curry here! I’m Vice President of External Affairs for STEER. As the conduit to help foster communication, research, education and positive economic development for both the oil and natural gas industry and South Texas 


communities, STEER works closely with industry representatives, local officials, regional stakeholders, academia, media and community members.

“At STEER, we understand that growth and prosperity in South Texas depend on active dialogue, collaboration and education among the various stakeholders. The oil and natural gas industry is one of the region’s most fundamental economic drivers, and the Eagle Ford Shale presents an unprecedented economic growth opportunity for South Texas. In 2013, activity from the development of the Eagle Ford Shale resulted in a $87 billion total economic output and the creation of more than 155,000 jobs within the 21 surrounding counties in South Texas.”






Furthermore, an Economic Impact Study conducted by the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), projects that by the year 2023 the Eagle Ford Shale could produce close to $137 billion in output and up to $41 billion in gross regional products.

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