What You Need To Know In Oil And Gas Today – 2.13.2017

Here are the Top Dozen Oil & Gas stories for February 13, 2017, taken directly from the @GDBlackmon Twitter Feed (that’s me):

Some clear thinking on a murky topic.:  The Carbon Tax: Great Concept, Lousy Idea via @forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidblackmon/2017/02/12/the-carbon-tax-great-concept-lousy-idea/#38e93b484e49

Even a boom has its ceiling.: At $60,000 an acre, the Permian Basin may be too ritzy https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-10/at-60-000-an-acre-permian-may-be-too-ritzy-as-oil-prices-rise via @markets

A truly amazing stat.: Half the gasoline consumed in Mexico now comes from the United States http://www.dallasnews.com/business/energy/2017/02/10/half-gasoline-consumed-mexico-now-comes-united-states via @dallasnews

Good stuff from T. Boone #Pickens: The ultimate irony: How Germany is shaping Texas’ energy future http://trib.it/2kkgB34 #oil #gas

The rigs just keep on coming.: Rig count up 12 http://lnjtx.co/s/n/405028/ via @newsjournal #oil #oilandgas #energy #fracking

Boom!: Permian tops 300 rigs for first time in 2 years http://www.mrt.com/business/oil/article/Permian-tops-300-rigs-for-first-time-in-2-years-10924323.php?cmpid=twitter-tablet via @mwtnews #oil #oilandgas #energy #fracking

Not much else to say here.:  While U.S. rig count soars, Gulf stagnates http://dailycomet.com/business/20170211/while-us-rig-count-soars-gulf-stagnates #oil #oilandgas #energy

Cool.: Williams Makes Good on Plan to Double Down in Heart of Shale https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-09/williams-exchanges-texas-gas-line-stake-for-bigger-marcellus-one via @markets

That’s generally how it works.: As prices rise and confidence builds, oil and gas deals likely to pick up http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/As-prices-rise-and-confidence-builds-oil-and-gas-10925177.php?cmpid=twitter-premium

We call this “a good start”.: House passes bill to block Obama land planning rule http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/318372-house-passes-bill-to-block-obama-land-planning-rule#.WKGuWDRMqJ4.twitter

Yeah, not so “permanent” after all.: Lessons learned from the end of California’s “permanent drought” https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/02/11/lessons-learned-from-the-end-of-californias-permanent-drought/

Wonderful.: #Oil demand set to outperform 10-year average in 2017: OPEC http://cnb.cx/2lHql69

 

That’s all for today.  Come back tomorrow for another dozen Things You Need To Know In Oil And Gas.