Activity Ramps up Regarding Regulation of Methane Venting & Flaring
Attention over methane leaks, venting and flaring has undoubtedly increased in recent weeks as a number of actions have taken place at the federal and state levels that have significant longer-term implications. Texas and New Mexico In August, the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) took steps moving it closer to reducing flaring...
The Undelivered Promises of Climate Action Plans Adopted by U.S. Cities
Undelivered Promises of Climate Action has run arash and spreading across Texas cities. Its recent victims have included Austin, Houston, and, most recently, San Antonio. This disease is worse than most, primarily because it encourages magical thinking, triviality and rhetoric in the place of calm, sober, clear-eyed thought. These Texas...
Texas RRC Eschews State-Mandated Production Cuts
The Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) met in open conference on Tuesday, May 5 and put the idea of prorating Texas crude oil production to bed for good. An order to implement proration prepared by Commissioner Ryan Sitton was withdrawn and never acted on, with Commissioner Sitton proclaiming, “proration is...
Oil Boom Reaches Sudden End
Oil Boom Reaches Sudden End Concerns over the spread of the coronavirus and its dampening effects on global crude demand combined with the irrational actions of Saudi Arabia and Russia in early March caused crude prices to crater. With analysts like Goldman Sachs, along with the U.S. Energy Information Agency...
Can hydrogen and renewable natural gas displace shale?
"The project reveals that the environmental movement is a multi-billion dollar industry that has coöpted Americans’ desire for clean air and water into a political juggernaut that leverages government to block access to affordable, reliable energy" In American energy politics today, there is an alleged David vs. Goliath battle underway....
air pollutants
The EPA came out with an online report titled simply “Our Nation’s Air.” It should make all environmentalists smile. It won’t, of course. Too many of the more extreme members of that group today want issues more than they desire real progress. Yet, the data is undeniable; clean air...
The oil and gas industry is facing strong competition in attracting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent, with 44% of STEM Millennials and Generation Zs (Gen Z) interested in pursuing a career in the oil and gas industry, compared to 77% in the technology sector, 58% in life...
SHALE May June Featured 1
. Stephanie Sirt Company name: Emerson Automation Solutions Title: Global Senior Director, EPC Business   What does your company or organization do? Emerson provides equipment and solutions to enable customers to automate and optimize processes. What is the primary function of your role? I develop and drive the strategy across EPC partner customer accounts and manage the...
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Following a brief two-year hiatus that featured one-party control in the House, Senate and White House, with January’s arrival of the 116th Congress, many are rightly focused on how the return of divided government will impact energy policy in the U.S. While the new Congress has been convened for barely...
SHALE Map Jan Feb 2019
A new analysis of the nation’s major shale gas plays has revealed that the amount of natural gas that can be technically recovered from future well locations has increased by 20 percent compared with an estimate made about five years ago, even while active drilling has depleted...