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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...
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...
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Politicians, who promise to stem the seemingly inevitable growth and pervasive presence of government, typically follow one of these three imperfect equations: 1) they profess a certain position or philosophy (for political expediency) but don’t really believe it; 2) they genuinely believe a certain position or philosophy but lack the political...
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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Shanna Keaveny Company name: Texakoma Operating, L.P. Title: Vice President Industry: Oil & Gas E&P Tell me about your company. Established in 1982, Texakoma remains a family operated company. For the past 36 years, Texakoma has established and grown its oil and gas exploration, operation and production business, while remaining focused...
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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 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...
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...
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...
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...