What You Need To Know In Oil And Gas Today – 2.16.2017

Here are the Top Dozen Oil & Gas stories for February 16, 2017, taken directly from the @GDBlackmon Twitter Feed (that’s me):

 

Good work here by @jenniferhiller at the San Antonio Express News: In the energy industry, the shoe moves to the other foot http://www.expressnews.com/business/eagle-ford-energy/article/In-the-energy-industry-the-shoe-moves-to-the-10935069.php?cmpid=twitter-premium via @mySA

But then the Express News editorial board issues another whine about how the Texas Railroad Commission – which is the most recognized regulator of oil and gas operations on the face of the earth – doesn’t regulate railroads.  And thus, in the mind of the Express News ed board, even though we have all survived just fine for more than 110 years with this situation, the legislature needs to waste several million taxpayer dollars changing the Commission’s name.  Talk about a solution in search of a problem.  Good lord, STOP with this nonsense already.  You’re making my head hurt.: A Railroad Commission that doesn’t regulate railroads http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/editorials/article/A-Railroad-Commission-that-doesn-t-regulate-10935526.php?cmpid=twitter-tablet via @mySA

No surprise here.: Competition for #oil services ramping up in Permian; ‘It’s déjà vu,’ says Parsley CEO http://fuelfix.com/blog/2017/02/15/competition-for-oil-services-ramping-up-in-permian-its-deja-vu-says-parsley-ceo/

Well, that escalated quickly.: How U.S. crude-oil inventories rose to their highest level ever http://on.mktw.net/2liVVcP #oil #energy

Not good.: Pipeline explosion felt 60 miles away http://www.khou.com/news/local/texas/pipeline-explosion-shakes-homes-near-refugio/408507389 via @@KHOU

Truer words were never spoken: Energy Transfer blames ‘half-truths’ about Dakota Access pipeline for business woes http://www.dallasnews.com/business/energy/2017/02/15/energy-transfer-executive-blasts-dakota-access-half-truths-damaging-companys-reputation

Note to Pope: #DAPL is NOT on Indian lands.: Pope Francis wades into US oil pipeline dispute https://shar.es/19ZnwH via @wbalradio

‘Cuz they got nothing better to do.: Pipeline foes race against clock http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/319582-pipeline-foes-race-against-clock#.WKWkjf_sd7M.twitter

Awesome.: What #Oil Crisis? Arctic Drilling Off Norway Set for Record https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-14/what-oil-crisis-arctic-exploration-off-norway-set-for-record via @business

Yyyyyyyyep.: Alaska #Oil Bust Threatens Life of Few Taxes and Dividend Checks https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-15/alaska-oil-bust-threatens-life-of-few-taxes-and-dividend-checks via @markets

Fantastic. How can we help?: #Trump plans executive orders to scale back EPA’s climate change work http://cnb.cx/2kraJ9G

Yes. Long past time.: Time To End The Department Of Energy’s Loan Program via @forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/ellenrwald/2017/02/14/time-to-end-the-department-of-energys-loan-program/#5ff96d255f66

That’s all for today.  Come back tomorrow for another dozen Things You Need To Know In Oil And Gas.

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