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Snyder already rich in oil history — and that's before Cline Shale

Reporter News -- SNYDER — When you open the Development Corporation of Snyder’s website, you will be greeted with an instantly recognizable tune from the 1960s popular sitcom, “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

Of course, who doesn’t know the story of Jed Clampett’s oil-filled swamp that made him millions of dollars, making it possible for him to move his family to “Californy.”

Snyder has a very rich history — and that can be taken literally — with oil. In fact, the city and Scurry County still relies heavily on oil.

And it is expected to explode yet again with the Cline Shale play, an emerging unconventional resource play on the eastern flank of the Midland basin that runs 140 miles north to south and is 70 miles wide, including portions of Coke, Fisher, Glasscock, Howard, Irion, Nolan, Mitchell, Scurry


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badbonita
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Hopefully the town will remember that oil has already 'burned' them once.
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Boom to Bust is common place where there is a lot of economic activity. I came from a coal mining town and many years ago there was a town near each coal mine.
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Whatever..... gas prices???
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...these folks should be worried for their ground water...Texas is not known for being too wet...where is their fracking water coming from ?...
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Interesting
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Interesting.
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interesting
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ok this helps me at the pumps how ?
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Very interesting!
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nicw history lesson for small town
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Alot of nothing....
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Glut the market.
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alright
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"bart_reed" Yes, it is
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Is this in the United States?
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Interesting, for sure!!!
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Good for them.
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Interesting story. Another boom's a-comin'!
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Good article...good to know.
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Not when socialist run things. Barry believes in getting wealth through redistribution instead of earning.
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Read the article
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yeah, let's just make more oil...
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Let's roll
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Oil is being made every day faster than man can use it. The earth will never run out of oil.
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So where's Snyder?
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What ever.
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Interesting History
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No disagrement here.
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Where the hell is Synder anyway?
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Very interesting article.
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Good article and interesting read.
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Go Texas!
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So much for the people who thought that Texas was pumped out years ago. We keep finding more all the time.
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Maybe i should put a well in my back yard,could i be so LUCKY???
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 3:14:24 AM

Pardon my ignorance of geography, but not this article, not even the website it's on says anything about where this Snyder is located, I mean, what state it's in. Without additional research, I don't think the average person would know. Unless he's from Snyder, or maybe Arkansas (Jed Clampett), Texas (some town names I recognize), or Oklahoma (OKC is mentioned, or even maybe some other oil-producing state.
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Are they moving to the hills? Beverly Hills, that is...
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just luck for the people who own this
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This is gas related?
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Um, ok
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so what
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Boom town story.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 2:49:12 AM

He better enjoy it now, because when Obama and his posse agenda takes place, he will be paying billions
In fees, licensings etc. along with other private owners and investors. If they want to stay in the game.
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