SAN ANTONIO, TX- The Eagle Ford Shale, a new oil and natural gas producing field about 45 minutes south of San Antonio, is already making an impact on the city’s economy and commercial real estate market. By some accounts, oil and gas firms have leased more than 100,000 square feet of office space here throughout 2010.

“Prior to the Eagle Ford Shale, there weren’t a lot of large oil and gas companies here in San Antonio,” says Jason Schnittger, a vice president with Stream Realty Partners. “It’s attracted some major players in the energy sector. We’ve seen several companies enter the market and create some positive absorption in the office market.”

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