Texas Oil Boom Spawns New RV Parks

April 8, 2011 by   - () Comments Off on Texas Oil Boom Spawns New RV Parks

The Eagle Ford oil boom in South Texas is putting pressure on available housing for oil workers flocking to the area, The Houston Chronicle reported.

In Kenedy, the State Motel has been booked solid for two years to oil company workers, and it likely will keep the “No Vacancy” sign up awhile longer. “We’re gonna be full for the next five years,” said manager Maria Munoz.

Just down the road is the Pecan Grove RV Park, one of many cropping up around the play.

Owner David Brodsky, 48, of Kenedy, one of the new Eagle Ford millionaires, financed it with oil and gas leases and bonuses. “The bonus money built this park. I’ve got a little over 100 acres leased, and they have nine months left to drill,” he said.

With the Pecan Grove already full, Brodsky is building two more RV parks.

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