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 An order to implement proration prepared by Commissioner Ryan Sitton was withdrawn and never acted on, with Commissioner Sitton proclaiming, “proration is...
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The world is changing and Texas is changing with it. Social contracts, corporate citizenship and sustainability are common terms in today’s energy boardroom discussions. These are no longer buzzwords; they are principles that help shape the regulatory framework in our State. One readily hears the echo of the social...
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For many Americans, L, N, and G are just three random letters. But these three letters might just stand for three of the most important words in Texas’ energy future: liquefied natural gas. LNG Primer First, a short course on the technology. On land, natural gas, composed primarily of methane, is...
Regina Mayor Featured May June 2017
The energy industry is going through a significant change, both in the U.S. and globally. Energy companies all over the world are rethinking their strategies to adapt to the new normal. SHALE magazine editors sat down with Regina Mayor, Global Sector Head and U.S. National Sector Leader of Energy...
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...
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Jane Gimler Ingleside Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO What does your typical day at the office look like? There is no such thing as a typical day in chamber world; nothing is the same or routine. Since I wear many hats (chamber, marketing, events coordination, visitors center), I can have a...
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...
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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...
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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...
The U. S. Has No Business in the Paris Climate Accords
In March 2019,   House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled the Climate Action Now Act which was a bill that essentially forbids the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords.   At the same time Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer announced a new Democratic committee on climate change that would...