As Shale Pace Slows, Conway Keeps Workforce by Dwain Hebda Posted 5/22/2017 12:00 am The local shale boom of a few years ago has given way to more measured growth, according to one of the leading energy companies working the Fayetteville Shale, Southwestern Energy. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.