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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...
The U.S. Oil and Gas Industry Sighs With Relief as 2020 Comes to a Close
The year 2020 has come to a merciful end, and praise the Lord and pass the pancakes for that bit of good news. When the publisher of SHALE Magazine and host of In the Oil Patch radio show, Kym Bolado, asked me during one of our December shows if the...
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...
SHALE Featured May June 2019 3
. 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...
The Future of OPEC+

The Future of OPEC+

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The UAE’s decision to play hardball at the most recent OPEC ministerial and OPEC+ meetings in early December was based on three factors. First, it believes that amongst the winners and losers of the OPEC+ deal first agreed in April, it belongs firmly in the latter category, given that...
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...
California’s Blackouts Are the Green New Deal in Action
In mid-August, much of California suffered rolling blackouts that had as many as 10 million Californians going without power for days at a time. The excuse used by officials was a series of forest fires that hit vast swaths of the state’s rural areas, but this is nonsense. These...
It’s no secret: activists, motivated by hard-core anti-fossil fuels ideology, have manipulated the law to slow down pipeline development. They’ve gotten to the governors of some states and pushed them to use certain powers granted to the latter under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act as a weapon...