Stories & Essays: Border Energy: border_07

Signs advertise rental properties and other job information for oilfield workers outside of a restaurant Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Cotulla, Texas. The south Texas region is experiencing a natural gas boom with large operations in the Eagle Ford Shale. Across the Rio Grande River, Mexico is preparing for its own energy boom as it opens the country for oil and gas exploration for the first time in 75 years, a move expected to bring billions of dollars to the struggling economy.

Signs advertise rental properties and other job information for oilfield workers outside of a restaurant Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Cotulla, Texas. The south Texas region is experiencing a natural gas boom with large operations in the Eagle Ford Shale. Across the Rio Grande River, Mexico is preparing for its own energy boom as it opens the country for oil and gas exploration for the first time in 75 years, a move expected to bring billions of dollars to the struggling economy.