Rocky Times Continue, but Brighter Days Ahead
As expected, the first few months of 2021 have ushered in a period of continued volatility and uncertainty for America’s oil and natural gas sector. Beyond the pandemic and questions about whether OPEC+ will maintain production quotas that help balance out supply with demand, the inauguration of President Biden and...
The Shale Controversy – Understanding Both Sides
Views expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the editorial views of SHALE Magazine. The oil and gas industry is complicated and confusing to many people. For example, if you told a person on the street that in a typical shale well 20 million gallons of water are used in...
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...
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...
Looking back on 2019, it is amazing how the headlines in the energy world continue to be more of the same, in terms of both achievements and challenges — only more so. In fact, on the day I’m writing this column, one of the headlines is, “US crude oil...
SHALE Featured Website Nov Dec 2018 National Parks
Recent months brought a wave of changes to oil and gas related policy and legislation. From the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the Department of the Interior (DOI) to the National Parks, the current administration is taking a good hard look at how to streamline processes to empower oil...
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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...
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It seems that everything, even basic necessities like energy, has become highly political today. But our conversation about American energy doesn't have to be this way. That's why the American Petroleum Institute is calling on voters, candidates, and the media to put aside partisanship with its "Power Past Politics"...
The Empire State’s new governor, Kathy Hochul, wants to establish her environmental bona fides. So, what better way to get it done than to jump on the natural gas banning bandwagon as the first state to officially surrender to this absurdity? New York metro voters, after all, know no more...
Legacy At dinner recently, a friend from France asked about the legacy of President Trump and what the 2024 election might look like. Those are good questions, and there is enough distance between January 2021 and now to give us some perspective. Let’s start with Mr. Trump’s legacy, which will...