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Forty years ago Iran used the “oil weapon” against the United States as it sought to influence its support of Israel. Today, President Trump is using the “oil weapon” in an attempt to stop Iran’s attempt to develop nuclear capability. President Trump’s administration said on Monday any country purchasing oil...
Oklahoma Included in EIA Coal to Natural Gas Conversion List
With the Biden administration’s green energy crusade, the Democrats of the U.S. Senate seeking to shore up support and statistics with a campaign to penalize utility companies that fall short and fail to accomplish clean-energy goals. For those that do, a reward will be issued through a carbon-free power...
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Bakken Shale – North Dakota/Montana Rising oil prices and rapidly advancing hydraulic fracturing and drilling technologies are leading to increased interest in the Bakken region once again. A good example of this growing trend came in late April when Hess Corp. announced it would be ramping up its drilling program...
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Here are the Top Dozen Oil & Gas stories for April 11, 2017, taken directly from the @GDBlackmon Twitter Feed (that’s me):   Bad sign here.  This means that companies are leaving more and more wells in their 'drilled but not completed inventory.'  That inventory will beging to flood the market...
Long Ridge Energy Terminal Plans Transition to Hydrogen
What You Should Know About Oil and Gas Today The Big Story The last oil rig has officially left the premises. In Venezuela, that is. There, Nabors said it had shut down its final active drilling rig as of Monday. As reported by Sergio Chapa at the Houston Chronicle, this action...
In The Oil Patch
In The Oil Patch Radio Show is the only nationally syndicated radio program delivering the latest information on the oil, gas, and energy industries. Kym Bolado hosts the show, which features interviews with industry professionals, thought leaders, and decision-makers who share insights into current concerns, trends, and future outlooks...
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Here are the Top Dozen Oil & Gas stories for February 2, 2017, taken directly from the @GDBlackmon Twitter Feed (that’s me): For decades, proponents of the cult-like "Peak Oil" theory focused on oil supply, claiming that the world's ability to produce crude would "peak" soon - always, it was...
The Future of OPEC+
One aspect of the narrative around the “energy transition” that seldom receives much attention is the dollar cost of trying to limit predicted global warming over the rest of this century to 1.5 degrees centigrade. It doesn’t get a lot of attention in part because the numbers are so...
Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Environmental Bill
10 Things You Should Know About Oil and Gas Today The Big Story Russian Oil Minister Alexander Novak told a meeting of major oil producers on Tuesday that his country does not support proposals to extend the May/June production cuts of 10 million barrels of oil per day (bopd) in the...
eco-anxiety
Climate despair, eco-anxiety, climate grief, climate rage, climate depression. All of these are part of our lives now. There are Millenials and Gen Zs deciding not to have children because of their climate fears. Katie O’Reilly wrote in an article for the Sierra Club, “I'm worried that if I...