The stark reality in Congress today makes the 2020 race for the presidency even more crucial for the oil and gas business than it normally is The time has come for people in the oil and gas business — especially its senior executives and those who do government affairs work...
Texans Must Demand Real Action in the Wake of February’s Epic Electric Grid Failure
As we finalized this issue of SHALE Magazine early in March, the mid-February arctic blast and power blackouts that hit Texas were at the top of everyone’s minds, ours included. The Texas legislature had just concluded two full days of hearings on the matter on February 25-26, and the...
Gender in the oilfield
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 15, 2020, that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. This momentous, 6-3 decision came in Bostock v. Clayton County, in which the plaintiff claimed he was fired because he...
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...
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For the first time in over five decades, natural gas has surpassed coal as the United States’ leading fuel source for electricity generation. Much like the shale gas revolution that prompted it, this historical change has not happened overnight. This momentous turning point has also led to a massive...
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The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was negotiated in the early 1990s and came into effect on Jan. 1, 1994. NAFTA created one of the world’s largest and most successful free-trade zones in the world, broadly reducing or eliminating tariffs, duties and other restrictions on cross-border trade and...
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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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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...
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...
We are still a long way from Nov. 2020, but if one of the Democrat candidates wins the election you are going to need more than President Carter’s cardigan to keep warm. The candidates’ positions on energy and the environment are changing faster than the weather. Of course, Sen. Bernie...