Nuclear Plant Explosion in Iran
An explosion at Iran’s Natanz enrichment site is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events for the country over the last couple of weeks. This latest incident happened on July 2 at around two in the morning. The building, which was mostly destroyed, was a centrifuge assembly...
Paul Takahashi reports in the Houston Chronicle that 18 upstream oil and gas companies filed for bankruptcy protection during the second quarter of this year.
Here are 10 Things You Should Know About Oil and Gas Today. The Big Story A federal judge appointed by Barack Obama struck down a key permit allowing the Keystone XL pipeline to move forward, claiming that it was issued without a proper environmental impact assessment. This is nonsense and the...
Biden’s Energy Policy: A Potentially Tragic Consequence of the 2020 Election
In a surprising maneuver and what appears to be a shifting paradigm, a well-known lobbying group for the oil and gas industry granted support for issuing federal prices on carbon dioxide emissions that influence global warming. This abandonment of historical policy finds itself front and center as the Biden...
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Here are the Top Dozen Oil & Gas stories for November 21, 2017, taken directly from the @GDBlackmon Twitter Feed: Good question, but at least we get to ask it.:  With Route Approval In Place, What Next For Keystone XL Pipeline? via @forbes Sad consequence of energy progress.: Layoffs on way...
The mission of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is "to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations." Those public lands total 247.3 million acres. The vast majority of those acres are in western states, primarily:...
How Top Oil & Gas Companies Use Predictive Analytics
Attempting to prevent a catastrophic electrical grid collapse, Texans endured mass power outages instituted by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) in response to the unprecedented February winter storm that plagued the state. Leaving citizens chilled for several days and nights, electricity moguls are experiencing an icy response...
The oilfield needs to buy value, not widgets
What You Should Know About Oil and Gas Today The Big Story The Philadelphia Enquirer yesterday published a completely, 100% false "fact check" by Politifact, claiming that presumptive Democrat Party nominee Joe Biden has not called for the banning of hydraulic fracturing. The truth is that he has done so on...
Public Domain Port Arthur Refinery
Here are the Top Dozen Oil & Gas stories for March 7, 2017, taken directly from the @GDBlackmon Twitter Feed (that’s me):   Hey, somebody's gotta do it.: U.S. #Oil Industry Becomes Refiner to World as Exports Boom https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-06/u-s-oil-industry-becomes-refiner-to-the-world-as-exports-boom via @business ummm..that's an unfortunate comparison.: Economist: Oil prices are more important than...
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Here are the Top Dozen Oil & Gas stories for December 4, 2017, taken directly from the @GDBlackmon Twitter Feed: #GodBlessTexas.: U.S. oil production surged in September as Texas rebounded from Harvey  via @houstonchron One had pretty much nothing to do with the other.: Oil falls after US drilling picks up  Basically...
The Power of Abandoned Oil Wells
This past Wednesday, June 24, the countries of the EU decided the bloc’s flagship fund would not be used to finance nuclear and natural gas. The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, wants to set up a 40 billion euro Just Transition Fund. With the recent agreement, the fund...