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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...
The start of the year saw expected winter cold fronts arrive in Texas. Like clockwork from an increasingly coordinated campaign against natural gas, media breathlessly reported an estimated 1 billion cubic feet of gas was flared in the Permian Basin alone, resulting in a 25% reduction in natural gas...
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When you first meet Bob Callender his energy and vision are infectious. He is passionate about what he does and with whom he surrounds himself. Looking at his photography, it’s easy to recognize his commitment to excellence and desire to be the best at what he does. Callender credits...
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Following years of suppressed market conditions, many view 2017 as the comeback year for the U.S. oil and gas industry. In the wake of the crude oil price collapse in 2014, U.S. production for both crude and natural gas flattened, then dropped through 2016. And even though prices for...
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...
The energy crunch that started in Europe, extended to Asia and has now become a global problem has turned into the news of the year, temporarily replacing even the pandemic from the spotlight. While to some, it came as a shocking surprise, to those who pay attention to energy...
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Bakken Shale — North Dakota/Montana Spurred by strong production results in the Bakken and Eagle Ford Shale regions, Marathon Oil reported a second-quarter 2018 profit of $96 million. This compares to a $145 million loss for the same period in 2017. Continental Resources, also led by strong Bakken results,...
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...
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It’s long been a mission at SHALE Oil & Gas Business Magazine to promote the good works of area nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations. We have a unique view of the community work done by many of these charitable organizations. Accordingly, it became obvious to us that we have an...
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Susanna Sabbagh Halliburton, Director, Global Marketing & Communications What does your typical day at the office look like? No two days are the same, but overall my days are about our internal communications as much as marketing. My focus is on creating clarity, consistency and alignment on how we talk about what...