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Must-See Texas Museums
Oil and natural gas are arguably the most important product in the world. In 2019 there were 96 countries in the world producing oil and natural gas. World statistics in 2018 show that over 55% of world energy production comes from oil and natural gas. The world’s economy would...
Midterms
As the dust settled on election night 2018, we now begin to evaluate the consequences that the election’s results may carry with them. Specifically, how could the election and the changes it brings impact the oil and gas industry? First, the good news: In Colorado, Proposition 112 was handedly defeated,...
Russia and Saudi Arabia
As we leave the 2010s in the rearview mirror and accelerate into the 2020s, the past decade will be forever known as the decade of the “shale boom” “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Just as in Charles Dickens’ classic “A Tale of Two...
Tom Wolf’s Bullying of Natural Gas Harms All Pennsylvanians
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, during his first term, put on as much of a happy face as the man could muster with respect to natural gas, knowing so much of the Keystone State economy depended on it. Reelection in 2018, though, freed Wolf to be the man he really...
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History matters. On Dec. 19, 1890 Art. X, §2 of the Texas Constitution was amended to include a provision forming the Railroad Commission of Texas, stating the “Legislature … may provide and establish all requisite means and agencies invested with such powers as may be deemed adequate and advisable...
Where Will Oil And Gas Go in the 2020's
Where Will Oil And Gas Go in the 2020's - SCOOP/STACK Play – Oklahoma In December, Bison announced that it was acquiring the water infrastructure assets of Gulfport Energy Corp. in the SCOOP area of the Anadarko Basin. The $50 million deal is the latest in a series of infrastructure...
Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Stumbles but Still Expects Completion in 2021
President Trump wasted no time issuing executive orders to move stalled pipeline projects forward: the Dakota Access and Keystone XL. The United States is the No. 1 consumer of oil and boasts the largest pipeline network in the world. Pipelines are lifelines to the American economy and modern way...
Activity Ramps up Regarding Regulation of Methane Venting & Flaring
Attention over methane leaks, venting and flaring has undoubtedly increased in recent weeks as a number of actions have taken place at the federal and state levels that have significant longer-term implications. Texas and New Mexico In August, the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) took steps moving it closer to reducing flaring...
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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...
NEPA Reforms
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...
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