SHALE Policy Article May 2019 1
On April 16, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed SB 19-181 into law, initiating a sweeping overhaul of the state’s regulation of the oil and gas industry in the latest move of political activism aimed at oil and gas activities in the state. The new law creates a dangerous precedent...
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. Managing a Business Filled With Risk Today’s oil and gas industry is one of the most high-tech businesses on the planet, an industry that consists of thousands of highly-competitive companies that adopt a growing array of new digital solutions every day of the week. Big business deals aren’t done based...
SHALE Magazine Rural Texas Transitions May 2019
Years ago, Texas was a predominantly rural state. Populations of cities and counties in the late 1800s and early 1900s were much more evenly distributed back then. If we look back to the 1860s, we would note that nearly 60 percent of the U.S. workforce consisted of farmers. In...
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There are few things — if any — that are more important to our lives than water. Without water, human life ceases to exist. Texas is all too familiar with frequent periods of drought and increasing demand on our water supply; when we think about challenges with water it’s usually...
SHALE Featured May June 2019 2
I became a fan of shale when I leased my property in rural Pennsylvania to a gas drilling company over a decade ago. I became an advocate when I saw how much shale was doing for counties unlike my own where the Delaware River Basin Commission has yet to...
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. Are Industry Participants Ready? Since lifting its 40-year-old ban on exporting crude oil, the U.S. has opened hungry world markets to U.S. shale oil and created a new boom. Throughout the summer of 2018, U.S. crude oil exports consistently exceeded 2.0 million barrels per day, doubling the amount of exports...
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How did a woman, born and raised in Florida, with a degree from prestigious Smith College in Massachusetts find her way to the Bakken oil patch and fall in love with western North Dakota? As I found out, it’s an interesting story. Job opportunities in the Bakken are numerous and growing...
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The South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER) and the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) joined forces to share a positive energy diversity message with San Antonians at the 2019 King William Fair, a staple in the annual Fiesta activities. The organizations gave out the essentials: paper fans,...
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The Women's Energy Network (WEN) held its national conference on March 27-29 in Denver, Colorado. WEN members from around the country converged at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center to hear from speakers and panels in four tracks: legal/regulatory, technical, financial and leadership. Keynote addresses included Dr. Christine...
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Bakken Shale – North Dakota/Montana Houston-based pipeline operator Targa Resources closed a deal in early April to sell a minority stake in its Bakken-region pipeline operations to New York-based GSO Capital Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities. The purchasers obtained a 45 percent stake in Targa Badlands LLC for $1.6...
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