The New Tech That Terrifies OPEC

Friday, June 01, 2018

Spencer Jakab | Wall Street Journal | June 1, 2018 U.S. shale oil drillers are boosting efficiency with giant pads and walking rigs, lowering prices to a point that could hurt exporters like Saudi Arabia.

Latest Data Undercut Obama-Era Methane Regulations for Federal Lands

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Steve Everley | Morning Consult | May 31, 2018 In the closing days of the Obama administration, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management enacted controversial methane regulations for oil and gas development on federal lands. BLM’s so-called venting and flaring rule sought to reduce emissions and increase royalties, all built on the assumption that large quantities of natural gas are wasted during oil and gas production.

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Drop From U.S. Power Sector

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Daniel J. Graeber | UPI | May 29, 2018 Because of the increased use of natural gas, carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector were at their lowest in 30 years, a government report read.

Energy Dominance: That’s Our Story, Too

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Port Arthur News | May 29, 2018 Payton Keith, of Harris, Deville and Associates, told the Texas National Maritime Association banquet, held at Lamar State College Port Arthur, that U.S. energy prowess is pushing the U.S. to global dominance in energy production and trade, and there’s little ahead to slow that down. That’s great news in this energy-rich state.

Cheniere Moves Ahead With Corpus Christi LNG Expansion

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Julie Gordon | Reuters | May 22, 2018 Cheniere Energy Inc said on Tuesday it had approved the construction of a third liquefaction unit, known as a train, at its Corpus Christi export terminal in Texas, the first new liquefied natural gas project to go ahead in the United States since 2015.

Texas Project Expansions Mark LNG's 'Second Wave'

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Jenny Mandel | E&E News | May 23, 2018 The developers of an under-construction liquefied natural gas terminal going up in Freeport, Texas, have applied to expand it to export more LNG, while another project expansion announced plans yesterday to move forward.

Center for Biological Diversity Misleads Texas Regulators with Ethane Cracker Comments

Monday, May 14, 2018

Texans for Natural Gas | May 14, 2018 An Arizona-based environmental group recently submitted comments to Texas regulators in opposition to a new ethane cracker proposed for San Patricio County. The group claimed all of the comments came from Texas residents, but hundreds of them were signed by people outside the state, according to a review by Texans for Natural Gas.

Activists Using Misinformation and Big Green to Block Texas Manufacturing Facility

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Texans for Natural Gas | May 9, 2018 Texas may soon be home to the world’s largest ethane cracker, a plastics manufacturing facility that would employ thousands of people during construction. 

Even After Supreme Court Setback, Still a Way Forward for Constitution Pipeline

Friday, May 04, 2018

Erin Mundahl | Inside Sources | May 3, 2018 On Monday, the Supreme Court put another hurdle in front of the completion of the Constitution Pipeline, denying to hear an appeal of the case from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. At the heart of the case is a decision by New York state environmental regulators to deny a permit under the Clean Water Act, although federal regulators had already approved the pipeline plan. The Court’s announcement means that pipeline supporters have run out of ways to contest this state decision. Even after their success, environmentalists are not yet announcing victory, though. Despite the setback, this is not the end of the Constitution Pipeline.

West Texas-Gulf Coast Crude Line Proceeds

Monday, April 30, 2018

Oil & Gas Journal | April 25, 2018 HOUSTON - Phillips 66 Partners will build the Gray Oak Pipeline to carry crude oil from the Permian Basin to the Texas Gulf Coast and hold a second open season to gauge interest in a system expansion (OGJ Online, Dec. 13, 2017).

U.S. Crude Exports Are Soaring With Texas In The Driver’s Seat

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Texans for Natural Gas | April 26, 2018 Exports of crude oil from the United States hit a record 2.33 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending April 20, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Crude exports are up 1.18 million b/d from the same week last year.

More Pipelines Needed To Meet Environmental Goals

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Chris Tomlinson | Houston Chronicle | April 25, 2018 A provincial premier in British Columbia, a 61-year-old woman in a Virginia treehouse and farmers in central Nebraska are fighting to stop pipelines from passing through their backyards, failing to realize they are doing more harm to the environment than good.

Permian Basin Is Growing Into the Largest Oil Patch in the World

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Jessica Summers & Sheela Tobben | Bloomberg Markets | April 24, 2018 The Permian shale play is all about setting records. Now, the region will probably become the world’s largest oil patch over the next decade.

The U.S. Is A Net Natural Gas Exporter – Here's Why This Is A Big Deal

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Energy Factor by ExxonMobil | April 12, 2018 Recent data compiled by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that last year the U.S. exported more natural gas than it imported. This is a significant milestone because the last time this happened, in 1957, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House, cars had big tail fins, and the brand-new Frisbee was all the rage.

ICF study for LNG Allies projects potential US economic, jobs growth

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Nick Snow | Oil & Gas Journal | April 17, 2018 The cumulative contribution to US economic growth from the addition of more LNG plants will range from $716 billion to $1.267 trillion between 2013 and 2050 under three cases, an ICF Inc. study commissioned by LNG Allies projected. It also projected 2-3.9 million job-years from US LNG plants during that period. One job for 1 year is a job-year.

Big Oil’s New Favorite Toy: Supercomputers

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sarah Kent and Christopher Matthews | Wall Street Journal | April 10, 2018 Xukai Shen, a geophysicist working at BP BP 0.65% Plc, had a hunch he could solve a riddle that had vexed the company: whether there was a lot of oil hidden beneath a salt dome 7,000 feet underwater in the Gulf of Mexico. So he asked to use the company’s supercomputer exclusively for two weeks to check it out.

Report: Texas Oil Output Grew by More Than All Other States, Gulf of Mexico Combined

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Texans for Natural Gas | April 11, 2018 Texas’ average annual oil production increased by more than all other states and the Gulf of Mexico combined in 2017, a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) finds.

New Infrastructure Supports LNG Export Boom

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Charles Hughes | Economics21 | April 3, 2018 Natural gas has transformed the domestic energy industry. The United States now exports more natural gas than it imports-- for the first time since 1957. While higher levels of production and the development of new sources such as the Utica and Marcellus shales have played a significant role, putting the energy transportation infrastructure in place is just as vital, as can be seen from the evolution of liquefied natural gas exports.

Rising LNG Exports a Sign Trump Administration's Infrastructure Policies Are Paying Off: Rick Perry

Monday, April 02, 2018

Rick Perry | | March 29, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Something refreshing is happening in our nation's capital, despite the usual partisan rancor and dysfunction that plagues Washington. Federalism is making a comeback. State and local leaders are being empowered by President Donald Trump to decide how best to rebuild America's aging infrastructure.

U.S. LNG Exports Increased 288 Percent in 2017

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Texans for Natural Gas | March 28, 2018 U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) grew from 0.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2016 to 1.94 Bcf/d in 2017, an astounding 288 percent increase according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). U.S. natural gas reached 25 different countries last year, according to EIA, including South Korea, China, Mexico and Middle Eastern countries such as Jordan, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Pruitt Proposes Revisions to Air Emissions Rules for Refiners

Monday, March 26, 2018

Nick Snow | Oil & Gas Journal | March 20, 2018 US Environment Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed amendments to the Petroleum Refinery Sector Risk and Technology Review and the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). The corrections will provide refiners regulatory clarity and savings of as much as $11.5 million/year in compliance costs, he said.

Wonder how the Oil Patch impacts the world economy? Dallas Fed is trying to find out

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Jeff Mosier | Dallas News | March 14, 2018 Texas oil and gas drillers aren't the only ones scrambling to dominate the energy market. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas continues to carve out its niche as the energy Fed.

Link to More U.S. LNG Exports Established

Monday, March 19, 2018

Daniel J. Graeber | United Press International | March 15, 2018 March 15 (UPI) -- Improvements to a pipeline system in southern Louisiana will help with U.S. efforts to get liquefied natural gas to the market, TransCanada said.

'Keep It In The Ground' Activists Optimistic Despite Oil Boom

Friday, March 16, 2018

Jeff Brady | NPR | March 16, 2018 The United States oil business is booming and the country could soon be the largest crude oil producer in the world. Despite this record-breaking production, climate change activists campaigning to move away from fossil fuels say they are making progress.

More Than Half of US Oil Rigs Are in the Permian

Friday, March 16, 2018

Trevor Hawes | Midland Record Times | March 5, 2018 The U.S. hit 800 oil rigs this week, more than half of which were in the Permian Basin.