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In mid-June, the Trump administration moved closer toward rescinding methane rules imposed during the Obama administration that, on paper, would limit the amount of methane released into the atmosphere from oil and gas operations. Also in mid-June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a two-year ban on the requirement that...
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In yet another capitulation in a long line of capitulations, a Republican Attorney General has naively recused himself from an inquiry into an investigation of possible administration wrongdoing and enabled the appointment of a special counsel, independent counsel, special prosecutor — all slightly different names and roles, but, in...
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When and where does leadership start? It begins in childhood and develops throughout a lifetime. One’s values and belief systems form the behaviors they bring to leadership. Their self-esteem and self-image play a huge role in the confidence they project. Business acumen, critical thinking and experience contribute to their...
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Take a seat in a crowded coffee shop and try to find a person who is not digitally connected — easier said than done. Today’s consumer is constantly flooded by streams of information that influence behaviors and provide the ability to instantaneously connect and interact with people, brands and...
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It’s been a very eventful couple of months since our last issue, and much has happened where public policy is concerned related to the oil and gas industry. So rather than pick a single topic for this piece, I’m going to offer some shorter takes on several important issues: Texas...
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On the south side of San Antonio, you’ll find a 1,200-acre wildlife refuge. Every year, thousands of visitors from across the world flock to Mitchell Lake Audubon Center to catch a glimpse of the 340 species of birds migrating through. American white pelicans, northern cardinals, painted buntings, black-necked stilts,...
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In many ways, the story of the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is the story of the last century of America’s oil and gas industry. In part, that’s because 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Railroad Commission’s authority to regulate the oil and natural gas industry in the...
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The WEN National Conference took place in Houston at the Marriott Marquis Houston April 26–28. Bringing together more than 500 participants from across the country and from multiple disciplines in the energy industry, the conference showcased relevant topics focusing on the theme Energy Resilience: Refueling Innovation. Photos courtesy of SHALE
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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...
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The South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER), serving the Eagle Ford Shale region in South Texas, is opening its call for nominations for the fifth annual Eagle Ford Excellence Awards. The awards are focused on honoring members of the oil and gas community for diligent efforts to preserve...
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