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I-10 Corridor Association to focus on Eagle Ford, natural gas

By by Dianna Wray - DWRAY@VICAD.COM
April 10, 2012 at 4:10 a.m.


IF YOU GO

WHAT: I-10 Corridor Association meetingWHEN: 10 a.m. FridayWHERE: Yoakum Community Center, 105 Huck St., Yoakum. COST: $20Call 361-293-2309 or email info@yoakumareachamber.com to register. Register by 5 p.m. Thursday

If you've wondered about that natural gas processing plant in Yoakum, you'll have the chance to hear about it from the people who run it at the annual I-10 Corridor Association meeting.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Friday at the Yoakum Community Center, 105 Huck St., Yoakum.

The I-10 Corridor Association is a group comprised of chamber executives, economic development representatives and business owners from 13 counties. The association is focused on promoting tourism and economic development in the region.

The meeting will feature representatives of Enterprise Products discussing how gas processing works and how the oil and natural gas being pumped out of the Eagle Ford Shale will impact their business.

Patrick Kennedy, the vice president of the association, said every year they try to find speakers who will talk about things that will be valuable to the whole community. He said he feels it is important for people in the community to have the opportunity to understand about energy production in the Crossroads area.

"Understanding the process of what they're getting, what they're doing and how it relates to the bigger issue and what's going on is important, because there's so much misinformation and there's a lot of stuff nobody knows," Kennedy said.

The meeting on Friday is open to the public. Those who wish to attend should register by 5 p.m. Thursday by calling the Yoakum Chamber of Commerce at 361-293-2309 or email info@yoakumareachamber.com. There is a $20 registration fee.

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