Updated December 14th, 2018 With improvements in technology driving down the break-even cost for the production of oil in the rich shale plays of West…View More Permian Oil & Gas Production: What to Make of WTI Midland Basis?
As 2018 draws to a close, let’s do a quick review: the U.S. is now the number-one producer of both oil and natural gas in…View More A Future of Opportunity and Challenge
There are many major issues facing the Texas Legislature during the 2019 session. In early August I attended an event in San Angelo called the…View More Issues Facing the Texas Legislature in 2019
The world is changing and Texas is changing with it. Social contracts, corporate citizenship and sustainability are common terms in today’s energy boardroom discussions. These…View More The Social Contract in our Texas Oil Fields
Oil and natural gas produced from the shale plays around the Lone Star State provide huge revenues to the local and state governments, and those revenues ultimately benefit every citizen in the state.View More Today’s Shale ‘Splainer: How Shale Impacts the Texas Economy
It all started in a small warehouse on a road that, for the most part, only the town’s locals knew about. Brothers Kevin and Gary…View More Dripping Springs Distilling
In 1891, the Railroad Commission of Texas was created by the Texas Legislature to protect Texans from the flourishing railroad industry’s abuse of power and…View More The Evolution of the Texas Railroad Commission and its Historic Dedication to Safety
As the oil and gas industry continues to set jaw-dropping production numbers, it is easy to stay focused on the job of producing energy and…View More The November Elections in Texas Promise Some Fireworks
Members of the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) are working to help keep the roads of Karnes and DeWitt counties clean. STEER members…View More STEER Members Help Keep South Texas Roads Clean
We’ve talked a lot in recent issues of Shale Magazine about the fact that the Permian Basin in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico is…View More Today’s Shale ‘Splainer: Why is the Permian Basin More Attractive than Other Shale Plays?