Decline in Energy Markets
Things have gone from bad to worse. Following a year of lackluster oil pricing and a general decline in oil and gas E&P activity in Texas in 2019, oil markets are now reeling from the fallout of the coronavirus and its impact on energy demand growth in the U.S....
Blockchain in energy
Blockchain in Energy Blockchain technology is the simplest form of the public ledger and shared database that assists in identifying, tracking and tracing every transaction on the enterprise blockchain network. These transactions are recorded in the form of blocks. These blocks are added to the blockchain in a linear and...
WEN South Texas
Previous Next WEN South Texas Hosts: From the Wellhead to the Water More than 75 people attended the Feb. 27 luncheon featuring Sean Strawbridge, CEO, Port Corpus Christi, and he had a lot to say. As the keynote speaker of the event, Sean Strawbridge mentioned the upcoming elections and the concern over the...
Newsom Wants to Ban Fracking and Gas-Powered Cars
Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP) - Nineteen oil and gas companies came together in 2018 and pledged $100 million to help Permian Basin communities. There is something about getting older — age brings experience, which can often appear to be wisdom. Wisdom can also come from intelligence and education. But, in...
Publishers Note
Publisher's Note Welcome to yet another great issue of SHALE Magazine. We are happy to have Tracee Bentley, President and CEO of the Permian Strategic Partnership, gracing our cover on the March/April edition of SHALE Magazine. As we all know, the Permian Basin is buzzing with energy activity. While the world focuses...
Pro – Or No – Rationing?
There is really only one subject currently occupying the undivided attention of each and every person affected in any way by the oil and gas industry. To write about anything else would be about as nonsensical as trading favorite recipes during the final moments on the Titanic. This industry...
Clayton Williams
Clayton Williams - Legendary Texan This past February, Texas lost one of the great characters that made it a successful state. Clayton “Claytie” Williams died in Midland, Texas on Feb. 14, 2020. This article is not written to be an obituary but as a series of recollections of my memories...
Shale producers are conducting some difficult earnings calls
Shale Play Energy Updates Note: Recent events surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic and the collapse of the OPEC+ export limitation agreement have disrupted the normal course of business in the U.S. shale industry. At the time of this issue’s publication, shale producers were universally focused on restructuring their capital budgets...
The Shale Controversy – Understanding Both Sides
NEPA Reforms and Their Impact on Shale Environmental activists who have been critical of President Trump’s proposed regulatory reforms have engaged in abusive litigation practices that delay vital infrastructure projects making it necessary to revisit the federal rulemaking process, according to congressional figures and energy policy analysts. In January, Trump detailed...
A major report finds pregnant women living near frequent and large flaring facilities are at a higher risk for premature birth and lower birth weights.
A remarkable thing happened at the Texas Railroad Commission these past few weeks. Throughout the contentious debate over proration, a growing chorus of voices on both sides was calling on the commissioners to address flaring — an incredibly wasteful, environmentally damaging practice that has been giving producers a black...