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


Our diverse membership includes 18 of the largest operators in the Eagle Ford Shale region. Please consult the list below for more information about our current members, and if your organization would like information about membership, please Contact Us.

Sustaining Members

Supporting Members

Resource Members

Associate Members


BHP Billiton’s Petroleum Business has exploration, development, production and marketing activities in more than a dozen countries around the globe, with a significant position in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Onshore U.S., and Australia.  Petroleum also operates assets in Trinidad and Tobago and Pakistan.

In Financial Year 2013, we completed the integration of our Shale business and built a powerful platform for the future.  The unprecedented activity in Shale drilling drove production growth.  Our Conventional operations continued to post strong earnings that provide the stable underpinning for future growth.  Moving forward, we are focused on boosting productivity and profitability throughout Petroleum.  By building on the lessons learned during the past two years in Shale, we will increase value and grow our business.  The Petroleum Business contributed 28 percent of the corporation’s EBIT in FY2013.

We are committed to becoming the safest oil and gas company in the industry and work relentlessly to improve safety processes to protect our most valuable asset — our people.

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation is the second-largest producer of natural gas, a Top 15 producer of oil and natural gas liquids and the most active driller of new wells in the United States. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the Company’s operations are focused on discovering and developing unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the United States. Chesapeake owns leading positions in the Eagle Ford, Utica, Granite Wash, Cleveland, Tonkawa, Mississippi Lime and Niobrara unconventional liquids plays and in the Marcellus, Haynesville/Bossier and Barnett unconventional natural gas shale plays.

Much of Chesapeake’s Eagle Ford acreage is located in Dimmit, Frio, LaSalle, McMullen, Webb and Zavala counties in the oil and wet gas, or liquids rich, windows of the shale play. Oil and natural gas drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale became economically feasible for development when advanced drilling and completion techniques, such as horizontal drilling coupled with hydraulic fracturing, were developed. Chesapeake wells in the Eagle Ford Shale range in depth from approximately 6,000 to 10,500 feet below the surface.

The Company also owns substantial marketing and oilfield services businesses through its subsidiaries Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc. and Chesapeake Oilfield Operating, L.L.C. More information is available at where Chesapeake routinely posts announcements, updates, events, investor information, presentations and news releases.


ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent exploration and production company, based on 


proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. The company explores for, develops and produces crude oil and natural gas globally.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips has operations in 21 countries. Its portfolio includes legacy assets in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia and a growing North American shale businesses.

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Devon Energy Corporation is a leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Devon’s operations are focused onshore in the United States and Canada.

The company’s portfolio of oil and gas properties provides stable, environmentally responsible production and a platform for future growth. Devon has more than doubled its onshore North American oil production since 2011 and has a deep inventory of development opportunities to deliver future oil growth. Devon also produces about 1.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day and about 130,000 barrels of natural gas liquids per day.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Devon is a Fortune 500 company and is included in the S&P 500 Index. Its common shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol DVN.

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Encana Corporation is a leading North American energy producer that is focused on developing its strong portfolio of resource plays, held directly and indirectly through its subsidiaries, producing natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs). By partnering with employees, community organizations and other businesses, Encana contributes to the strength and sustainability of the communities where it operates. Encana common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ECA.

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EnerVest is a top-25 independent oil and gas exploration and production company. It focuses its operations in onshore basins in the continental United States, and grows through both acquisitions and drilling.  The company’s strategy is to build large core positions to better leverage its size and gain operational efficiencies. EnerVest entered the Eagle Ford Shale in Karnes County in December 2015, and subsequently made additional acquisitions in Karnes County in 2016.

At year-end 2015, EnerVest operated 33,000 wells in 15 states with reserves of 9.4 TCFE. The company is headquartered in Houston and is the sixth largest gas producer in Texas.

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EOG EOG_Standard_Logo_-_Red_and_Black.jpgRESOURCES, INC.

EOG Resources, Inc. is one of the largest independent (non-integrated) crude oil and natural gas companies in the United States with proved reserves in the United States, Trinidad, the United Kingdom, and China.

Favoring a decentralized business model, EOG’s U.S. operations are divided into seven areas, with its Eagle Ford activities managed out of its San Antonio office.  In addition, the company has field offices located in communities throughout South Texas. The company believes this organizational approach, where employees live and work in the same communities where it has operations, provides a positive and direct benefit for local communities. Employees and contractors directly support regional economies by purchasing local goods and services and paying local taxes.

EOG employees actively collaborate with civic leaders, elected officials, and citizen groups, while looking for opportunities to strengthen the communities where the company is active. Through these activities, EOG supports infrastructure and service projects to improve the lives of local citizens.

Since first beginning operations in the Eagle Ford, EOG has expanded activity to become the largest oil producer as well as the largest acreage holder in the region.

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Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is a global exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas. With major acquisitions in the Eagle Ford over the last several years, Marathon Oil has established a top-tier position in this liquids-rich resource play. The Company’s Eagle Ford acreage is located primarily within Atascosa, DeWitt, Frio, Gonzales and Karnes counties. Marathon Oil has invested strategically in the formation’s highest value oil and condensate core areas, consistent with its focus on developing unconventional, liquids-rich resource plays. Marathon Oil creates value by responsibly producing oil and natural gas vital to meeting the world’s growing energy needs. In doing so, we act responsibly toward our shareholders and busi­ness partners, support those who work for us, and improve the communities in which we operate. Our uncompromising focus on our core values protects our license to operate and drives business performance.

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Murphy Oil Corporation, headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas, is a worldwide oil and gas exploration and production company.

The Company produces oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, and the Republic of the Congo, and conducts exploration activities worldwide. Murphy Oil Corporation also owns marketing operations in the United States and the United Kingdom, including a refinery in Milford Haven, Wales.

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Pioneer Natural Resources is a large independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company headquartered in Irving, Texas. Pioneer employs nearly 4,000 people and produces approximately 160,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. All of Pioneer’s operating areas are located in the United States.

Pioneer is one of the most active drillers in Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas as well as in the Spraberry/Wolfcamp field in the Permian Basin. The Company is one of the largest natural gas producers in the Rockies and Mid-Continent regions, and its operations also include ongoing drilling programs in Texas’ Barnett Shale Combo play and in Alaska’s Oooguruk field. The Company’s foundation of long-lived and stable properties makes it an industry leader in developing new resource plays and delivering strong, consistent economic benefits to investors and community members alike.

With operations in both the Eagle Ford Shale and the Edwards Reef Trend, Pioneer has served as a driving force in the South Texas economy and has created valuable partnerships with community organizations and institutions. Pioneer’s corporate focus for charitable giving is on youth and education. The Company’s employees actively volunteer in charitable endeavors across the region, and it is Pioneer’s hope that the impact the Company has is both meaningful and long-lasting. Pioneer’s focus on industry-leading sustainable development efforts, as well as maintaining a deep sense of accountability for its decisions, actions, and attitudes shows the Company’s dedication to community well-being and success.

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SM Energy, founded in 1908, is a company with a longstanding, principled approach to doing business. Our company values drive our behavior – building open, honest and transparent relationships with our stakeholders. As an independent exploration and production company with operations across North America, it’s our above-ground assets – our people – who set SM Energy apart from other oil and gas companies.

Our operations in Texas account for nearly 70 percent of the company’s total production, most of which is from our core Eagle Ford position in Webb and Dimmit Counties. SM Energy is committed to building and maintaining strong relationships with our neighbors in the South Texas community. We treat people the way we want to be treated – fairly and with respect. We’re passionate about what we do and committed to doing our jobs the right way. That means we focus on operating every job site safely and in a manner that respects the environment and minimizes our footprint.

At SM Energy, we are proud to contribute to revitalization of the oil and gas industry and the expanding supply of beneficial natural gas, which is reviving the US economy and making this country more energy independent. We take our role in this very seriously. We strongly believe that our values, commitment to excellence, flexibility and experience give SM Energy the edge and resilience to continue our long-term success as a strategic player in the energy industry.

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Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 36 countries. Building on 40 years
of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, Statoil is committed to accommodating the world’s energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. Statoil is headquartered in Norway with 21,000 employees worldwide.

In North America, Statoil is established with US offices in Houston and Austin, Texas; Stamford, Connecticut; Washington, DC; and Anchorage, Alaska; and Canadian offices in Calgary, Alberta; St Johns, Newfoundland; and Labrador. For more information, visit


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EPEnergy.jpgEP Energy is an independent exploration and production company engaged in the acquisition and development of unconventional onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It is focused on creating shareholder value through the development of its low-risk drilling inventory located in four core areas including the Eagle Ford Shale, the Wolfcamp Shale in West Texas, the Altamont field in Utah, and the Haynesville Shale in Northern Louisiana. EP Energy’s mission is to invest in repeatable programs with significant project inventory, execute to improve efficiency and maximize returns and focus on assets that fit and divest of those that do not.

EP Energy has a strong presence in the Eagle Ford, mainly in La Salle and Atascosa counties, along with its Dilley field office in Frio County. Headquartered in Houston, EP Energy is committed to being champions for safe and responsible energy development, and working closely as a team to make the right decisions to drive high-end performance across its operations. For more information, visit

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Noble Energy, Inc. is a global independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with a diverse portfolio of high-quality assets, a track record of success and a sound strategy for the future.

Founded in 1932, Noble Energy has succeeded where others would not venture – applying global experience to safely and responsibly create new opportunities. The company has proven its ability to move from discovery to efficient execution of large-scale development projects and has additional major projects under development.

Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with a diversified high-quality portfolio of both U.S. unconventional and global offshore conventional assets spanning three continents. The company is committed to safely and responsibly delivering our purpose –Energizing the World, Bettering People’s Lives.

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XTO Energy Inc. was founded in 1986 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Safely and responsibly extracting natural gas from U.S. shale and other tight formations are our principal business. We also produce crude oil and natural gas liquids in the United States.

We’re the nation’s largest holder of natural gas reserves, and we have one of the highest drilling success rates in the industry.

We operate throughout the United States, from the Great Plains to Appalachia. You’ll find us in places such as Montana and Pennsylvania, Utah and Louisiana, and Texas and Ohio. We own interests in approximately 40,000 producing oil and natural gas wells across the country.

XTO Energy Inc. and Exxon Mobil Corporation merged in 2010. This teamed XTO’s expertise and experience in the natural gas business with ExxonMobil’s cutting-edge technologies, financial strength and historic leadership in the global energy industry.
Safety is a core value that’s reflected in our planning, decision-making, and day-to-day operations. We work closely with communities, local officials and regulatory authorities to meet the highest standards.

XTO is built around exceptional employees who make exceptional performance a habit. Thanks to talented people, technological innovation and plenty of hard work, we’re the nation’s largest producer of natural gas.

It’s through the dedication and commitment of our employees that we earn your trust. For more information, visit

Supporting Members

A Supporting Membership is designed for non-operators that engage in activities within South Texas such as the gathering, processing or transportation of oil or natural gas.

Baker Hughes

baker.jpgBaker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) creates value from oil and gas reservoirs with high-performance drilling, evaluation, completions and production technology and services, integrated operations and reservoir consulting. Our solutions are designed to lower costs, reduce risk or improve productivity for the global oil and gas industry.

Baker Hughes was formed in 1987 with the merger of Baker International and Hughes Tool Company—both founded over 100 years ago when R.C. Baker and Howard Hughes, Sr. conceived ground-breaking inventions that revolutionized the fledgling petroleum era. Since those earliest advancements, we’ve never stopped searching for solutions to conquer the next frontier.

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cheniere.jpgCheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LNG), is a Houston-based energy company primarily engaged in LNG-related businesses.  We own and operate the Sabine Pass LNG receiving terminal and Creole Trail Pipeline in Louisiana through our partial ownership interest in and management agreements with Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE MKT: CQP), which is a publicly traded partnership created in 2007.  Through our subsidiary, Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P., Cheniere is developing a liquefaction project adjacent to the Sabine Pass LNG terminal for up to six LNG trains with aggregate capacity of approximately 27 mtpa. Construction has begun on LNG trains 1 and 2 at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal.

Cheniere has also initiated a project to develop an LNG terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas. The Corpus Christi LNG terminal is being designed and permitted for up to three modular LNG trains, with aggregate peak capacity of up to 15 mtpa and which would include three 160,000 m3 full containment storage tanks and two LNG carrier docks. Commencement of construction for the Corpus Christi LNG terminal is subject, but not limited to, obtaining regulatory approvals, entering into long-term customer contracts sufficient to underpin financing of the project, entering into an engineering, procurement and construction contract, and Cheniere making a final investment decision.

Cheniere is based in Houston, Texas, with offices in Johnson Bayou, Louisiana, Corpus Christi, Texas, and London, U.K.

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halli.jpgFounded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 50,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in approximately 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field.

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NGL Energy Partners, LP

logo_NGL-Energy.gifNGL  Water Solutions is a business segment of NGL Energy Partners, LP, a vertically-integrated MLP providing multiple services and products including propane, liquids, crude logistics, and water processing and disposal . With more 23 disposal facilities across 10 counties, NGL Water Solutions Eagle Ford, LLC  is the largest operator of wastewater disposal wells in the Basin. NGL’s facilities provide producers and transporters affordable disposal of wastewater and solids generated from oil and natural gas production and drilling activities. NGL’s proprietary well maintenance program enhances injection-rates, reliability of service and overall life of the disposal wells. A high quality environmental protection program and a commitment to safety are critical to NGL’s operations as well. NGL Water Solutions prides itself on strong counterparty relationships, and have recently implemented a community outreach program to better communicate with their neighbors across the Eagle Ford.

For more information about NGL Water Solutions, or any of the NGL Energy Partners, LP business segments, please visit


Schlumberger is the world’s leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry. Working in more than 85 countries and employing approximately 113,000 people who represent over 140 nationalities, Schlumberger supplies the industry’s most comprehensive range of products and services, from exploration through production and integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions for hydrocarbon recovery that optimize reservoir performance

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tenarius.gifTenaris is a leading supplier of tubes and related services for the world’s energy industry and certain other industrial applications. Our mission is to deliver value to our customers through product development, manufacturing excellence, and supply chain management. We seek to minimize risk for our customers and help them reduce costs, increase flexibility and improve time-to-market. Tenaris employees around the world are committed to continuous improvement by sharing knowledge across a single global organization.

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weatherford.gifWeatherford is an oil and gas service company with a presence in every major oil and gas region of the world. Weatherford helps clients to safely and sustainably find, drill, complete and produce oil and gas fields. They are specialists in the fields of formation evaluation, drilling, well construction, completion, and production. The company’s innovative technologies, products, and services drive down the cost and increase the recovery of oil and gas—now and in the future. Weatherford employs and invests in people from across the world; helping the company develop new technology and deliver products and services wherever they are needed.

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Resource Members

Resource Members include corporations or other business entities associated with servicing the South Texas energy industry but not actively engaged in producing energy resources, such as transportation companies, pipeline companies, and all other Eagle Ford Shale suppliers.


AEP-Texas.pngExtensive shale oil/gas reserves are located in and around geographic areas that align with the AEP Texas service territory. We see the development of these reserves as an economic benefit to our state and the communities where they are situated. AEP Texas can provide information regarding the location and capacity of our nearest facilities to producers, processors, and pipelines. We are investing in our electrical delivery infrastructure to ensure that all prospective customers have access to electrical service in a timely manner. Long range planning with customers requiring large loads will allow us to meet that goal. Companies having growth plans involving large commercial or industrial electrical loads should contact the AEP Texas service team in order to begin the planning process.

What AEP Texas Offers Major Industry:

With over 100 years of experience in the delivery of electricity, AEP Texas can provide:

  • Timely information regarding the location and capacity of the nearest AEP Texas facilities
  • Knowledgeable Community Affairs staff committed to providing exceptional service
  • Established long-term relationships with state and local governments
  • An experienced internal and qualified contractor workforce

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Aggreko is a Power Management company, delivering fully-engineered, turnkey power management solutions to Exploration and Production customers operating in shale plays across North America. Our services enable customers to achieve maximum operational uptime in even the remotest locations.

Aggreko’s approach is what sets us apart.  We design temporary power systems by looking at the entire life cycle of a field, and delivering reliable, cost-effective energy systems that are comparable to a utility.  Every utility package we set up and manage is based on unique site and operational needs, regardless of scale or size.  Whether our customers have partial grid power or none at all, are looking to leverage site gas as fuel, or need a more efficient system that changes with your operations, Aggreko can provide a complete solution.

From powering one-rig or hundreds, our solutions expand and contract alongside our customer’s field without capital expenditure.  With experienced engineers, product experts and skilled technicians on staff, we are ready to support well development activities anytime, anywhere.

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HOLTCAT.jpgHOLT CAT sells, rents and services Caterpillar machines, engines, generator sets and trucks in a 118-county Texas territory spanning from the Red River to the Rio Grande. HOLT offers total machine and engine rebuild capabilities, sells used equipment around the world, and fabricates its own line of land clearing equipment and HOLT Spray King® water tankers. HOLT is the dealer for Link-Belt Cranes in the Eastern half of Texas as well as the El Paso area. They are the dealer for AGCO/Challenger and Lexion farm equipment for the Eastern half of Texas and portions of Arkansas and Missouri.

The Holt name has been associated with heavy equipment and Caterpillar for over 100 years. Peter M. Holt, Chief Executive Officer of HOLT CAT, is the great-grandson of Benjamin Holt, who in 1904 developed the first successful track-type tractor which he named the “Caterpillar.”

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port.jpgWelcome to the Port of the Lone Star State. Port Corpus Christi has been generating business and jobs in South Texas for 87 years. Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico, Port Corpus Christi is the fifth largest port in the United States in total tonnage. The Port provides a straight, 45’ deep channel and quick access to the Gulf of Mexico and the entire United States inland waterway system. The Port delivers outstanding access to overland transportation, with on-site and direct connections to three Class-I railroads, BNSF, KCS and UP, and direct, vessel-to-rail discharge capabilities through Corpus Christi Rail Terminal. The Joe Fulton International Trade Corridor, now fully operational, provides direct, non-congested access to Interstate 37 and Highway 181. Port Corpus Christi is ideally positioned for Global Trade in the South Texas Region.

Port Corpus Christi has some notable projects on the horizon. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has authorized the Port to deepen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel to 52 feet. However, before diving into a project of that scope, Port Corpus Christi is aiming to strengthen infrastructure. We received federal funding to expand the La Quinta Channel by 1.4 miles to an authorized depth of 45’. The Port is moving forward with the development of the La Quinta Trade Gateway, a 1,100-acre marine terminal designed to accommodate a multi-modal cargo facility. Recognizing the growth of breakbulk and project cargoes, the Port identified the necessity to improve rail capabilities and has embarked on a $45 million rail improvement project. The engineering design for the construction of a new rail yard adjacent to the Viola Turning Basin to better serve its customers is in progress. All these efforts open the gate for an increase in trade for the South Texas Region.

As leaders in environmental awareness, Port Corpus Christi adopted an environmental management system (EMS) in 2004. The Port’s EMS is ISO 14001 certified and initiatives include an anti-idling campaign, a port-wide recycling program, and an annual Gulf Ports Environmental Summit to share ideas on common environmental issues faced by all Gulf Ports.

The Port offers more than 125 acres of open storage and fabrication sites, heavy lift capabilities, more than 295,000 sq. ft. of covered dockside storage as well as a cold storage facility. Port Corpus Christi operates Foreign Trade Zone #122, encompassing 25,000 acres with four active, general-purpose zones and 14 subzones.

With Outstanding infrastructure. Strategic location. Extraordinary management and staff, I welcome you to our Port. The Port of the Lone Star StateTM your Global Connection through and from Texas.

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pov.PNGThe Port turning basin area is situated on over 2,000 acres and is served by rail and four-lane divided highways. POV Dock No. 1 is a 350-foot transit dock. A new lighting system allows for 24-hour cargo operations. There are 20 mooring sites, 17,000 square feet of shed space and over 3 acres of improved ground storage areas available. A 7,300 square foot office and storage building is ready for occupancy. POV Dock No. 2 is an 800-foot string pier available for docking sites and barge repair. Major products transferred are liquid and dry bulk and general and project cargos.

The Port has recently formed an Industrial Park with multi-modal access. The Park is located within a Foreign Trade Zone and a Texas Enterprise Zone. The Port has the ability to “build to suit” and tailor a package specific to customer facility and transportation needs.

A major cost savings was realized by including the basin expansion with the completion of the widening and deepening of the Canal. In addition to almost doubling the size of the harbor, a 400 foot x 150-foot barge slip was added. These enhancements will offer our customers greater safety and efficiency.

The Port of Victoria is a center for the chemical, construction and steel fabrication and agribusiness industries offering access to all transportation modes.

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unionpacific.gifUnion Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America’s most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2005-2014, Union Pacific invested more than $31 billion in its network and operations to support America’s transportation infrastructure. The railroad’s diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products, and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada’s rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.

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Associate Members

An Associate Member is an individual or entity that is public or non-profit. This membership category will participate for the purpose of communicating regional and community-based initiatives.


VEDC.jpgFor over 100 years, the impact of Texas oil and gas exploration has dramatically affected not only Texas land owners but also millions of Texans not directly involved in the oil and gas industry. Today, the Eagle Ford Shale play is the heart of economic activity in Texas. As a result, job growth and development is flourishing throughout the Victoria region.

Victoria Economic Development Corporation (VEDC), formed in 1982, is a private economic development organization created to serve the City of Victoria, Victoria County, the Port of Victoria, and the surrounding geographical region impacting Victoria’s economy.

The key objectives of Victoria Economic Development Corporation:

  • To recruit new businesses, both international and domestic, in order to create jobs and increase the tax base.
  • To retain and expand existing business by assisting them to increase profitability through exports, strategic alliances, new project development and workforce development improvements.

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FTA.jpgFree Trade Alliance San Antonio works to position San Antonio as the hub for international business in the South Texas region. Formed in 1994, the Alliance is a member based organization. We bring together both public and private entities and coordinate the combined resources of our members and partners to promote foreign direct investment, export development and to advocate on issues that affect international business in the region.

Strategic Focus

  • Develop the export capabilities of our business community
  • Promote San Antonio and our region to attract Foreign Direct Investment
  • Expand the Alliance’s International Business Development Center (IBDC) program
  • Advocate on issues important to our international business community
  • Collaborate with San Antonio’s higher education institutions to enhance our community’s workforce development efforts related to international business
  • Provide our members with enhanced services, information, and trade related events

The Free Trade Alliance San Antonio Difference
International business development has many components. In San Antonio, there are many public and private organizations focused on these separate but interconnected pieces. The expertise of the Alliance lies in its ability to connect these separate pieces into one seamless flow making it easier for companies to reach their goals in international business.

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