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...
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The Food and Drug Administration may not be the first government agency you think about when wondering how the Trump administration will affect your business and daily life, but it shouldn’t be too far down the list. The organization is responsible for the regulation of everything from your pet’s...
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Back when U.S. history and civics were taught in schools, citizens learned that an important part of preserving freedom in America is the balance and diffusion of power between the three branches of the federal government — the executive, legislative and judicial. Even less understood in our system is...
The Texas Railroad Commission on April 14, 2020, had a hearing on prorationing. As of writing this article, no decision had been issued by the commission. For those who are very interested in this topic, I encourage you to go to the commissions’ website and watch the hearing and...
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,...
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As the oil and gas industry continues to set jaw-dropping production numbers, it is easy to stay focused on the job of producing energy and servicing clients. Everyone tends to have tunnel vision during boom times, but we should not forget to look at all the outside factors that...
Movies
Film is a powerful medium. From a policy perspective, few other forms of communication can so rapidly change public sentiment. This is particularly true of feature films. Although documentaries are certainly important — and this year they have seen a resurgence that includes “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” and...
What Rocky Mountain Producers Can Expect Under a Biden Administration
Wyoming’s October 2020 Revenue Forecast shows exactly how hard the COVID-19 economic downturn has hit oil and gas producers in the nation’s Rocky Mountain West. While the state’s revenues were not as bad as predicted in May, the state still is expected to fall short of more than $450...
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...
Colorado Rockies
For oil and gas opponents in Colorado, this is not the way 2017 was supposed to begin. In last year’s election, liberal billionaires Tom Steyer and George Soros poured money into the state’s down-ballot races. But it didn’t work. Republicans kept their one-seat majority in the Colorado Senate. They even...