THE POLICY GOAL OF ENERGY
Confession: I voted for Greg Abbott to be Texas’s governor, not once but twice. But on Wednesday, the Governor made a statement so at odds with all available public information and frankly out of touch with reality that I and many other Texans will have to think long and...
What Rocky Mountain Producers Can Expect Under a Biden Administration
By Ike Brannon Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer recently announced that he would take up the multi-trillion dollar budget reconciliation bill later in July, and part of that package will include a variety of tax increases that total over $1 trillion over the next ten years. It is worth asking how...
Ryan Zinke
Ryan Zinke, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, has joined Cressman Tubular of Dallas, TX, in an advisory role. After his tenure as both commander in Navy SEAL Team Six and member of the president’s cabinet, Secretary Zinke looks to make his mark on the U.S. steel industry. In...
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I got a little irritated Thursday evening when a writer at the National Review Online claimed that the "feds" had "discovered" the largest oil and gas reserve in history, and responded on Twitter as follows: https://twitter.com/GDBlackmon/status/1070812216482500614 I mean, c'mon, how hard is this to understand? The federal government had literally nothing to...
Jul 19, 2021   Corpus Christi, TX, USA – The Port of Corpus Christi ended June 2021 with a new record quarter and a record first half of the year, moving nearly 80.5 million tons of cargo in the first six months of the year. The Port’s first-half 2021 total tonnage yielded...
Chesapeake Energy announced on Sunday that it would seek protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code. It recently skipped a $15 million debt payment.
Good news for Permian Basin producers came on Thursday as Milestone Environmental Services announced it has begun construction on a RCRA-exempt oilfield waste disposal site in Reeves County in West Texas. Here is the text of the company's press release: HOUSTON & MIDLAND, Texas – May 29, 2019 – Milestone...
Manmade Global Warming: The Story & the Reality
In an extraordinary bit of energy absurdity, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has a new report out detailing its fantasy-based roadmap about how we get to the mythical "Net Zero by 2050" goal. Among other impossibilities in the real world, this new report envisions: - No new coal plants. China...
Shale Play Short Takes
Bakken Shale – North Dakota/Montana Kinder Morgan and Tallgrass Energy announced that they will expand their jointly-operated Hiland Crude Pipeline system. The expanded system will be capable of moving Bakken crude to markets on the East Coast of the U.S., and to Cushing, Oklahoma. A new report by ESAI...
SCOOP/STACK Play – Oklahoma Citizen Energy Operating, LLC announced that it has entered into a merger agreement with Roan Resources, Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at $1 billion, including Roan's debt. Roan stockholders will receive $1.52 in cash for each share of Roan common stock in the deal. Roan...
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Bakken Shale – North Dakota/Montana The Bakken is another shale play that is currently experiencing a boost in capital being reallocated out of the Permian Basin. A new report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch finds that year-to-date drilling activity for the Bakken is 20 percent higher than in the...
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