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UT San Antonio Study Documents Energy-Driven Economy Of West Texas

The University of Texas at San Antonio's Institute for Economic Development has released a studydocumenting the economic ripple effect of the oil and gas play in west Texas. The study shows that the region generated more than $14.5 billion in revenue for west Texas in 2012, suggesting prospects for sustained growth into 2014 remain upbeat.

Lorne Matalon, reporter for Marfa Public Radio/West Texas Public Radio and the public radio collaboration Fronteras Desk, a collaboration of 10 NPR member stationsin the southwestern states, interviewed the study's lead researcher, Dr. Tom Tunstall for "Morning Edition."