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Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Is It Time for the U.S. to Lift Its Restrictions on Oil Exports?  Wall Street Journal (Jason Bordoff): It’s a whole new oil world for the U.S. After decades of declining domestic oil production, the country is in the middle of an unexpected boom. Driven by new technology that reaches previously inaccessible reserves, production has soared… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

The Huntsman Corporation’s Peter Huntsman has this op-ed in USA Today that invokes a poll in which people were asked to respond to these statements: Some say that exporting American natural gas to other countries will increase economic growth, keep thousands employed, and help increase domestic production of natural gas. Others say that American natural gas should… Keep reading →

Endangered Blue Whales Spotted Off California Coast

Rising oil output in the US has already begun to alter the traditional price relationship between US and international crudes, and continued production growth could lead to a domestic glut of certain grades, adding to pressure to lift restrictions on crude exports. The stunning turnaround in the US’ oil fortunes has made plenty of headlines,… Keep reading →

Louisiana Oil Industry Recovers From Katrina Devastation

United States law prohibits exports of crude oil and condensate except under certain conditions, while exports of refined products and natural gas are far less restricted. While these laws had little impact when the country was in a position of oil and gas scarcity, the country’s newfound energy abundance has rendered some of them obsolete,… Keep reading →

Cable & Wireless

The Panama Canal is on the Energy Information Administration’s list of the world’s six global oil chokepoints. While the canal is the smallest of the six – moving just 700,000-800,000 barrels per day of crude oil and petroleum products from 2007 to 2011, compared to the 15-17 million bbl/d that transited the Strait of Hormuz… Keep reading →

OPAL Pipeline To Connect To Baltic Sea

ExxonMobil is famously tight-lipped and conservative, and its quarterly earnings calls rarely produce much in the way of stunning news or salacious gossip. But the company’s discussions of ongoing operations at important projects – such as massive oil sands investments, Russian gas export facilities and Alaskan infrastructure targets – touch on some of the trickiest and… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The dramatic shift in the US natural gas sector over the past five years calls for a rethink of at least some aspects of natural gas policy. But heated debates over its economic and environmental impacts, and uncertain progress on regulatory and legislative changes, show how elusive agreement on a new policy trajectory can be.… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The tight oil being developed in North America is certainly not the lowest-cost oil in the world. But of the opportunities available to major oil companies, relatively low cost is just one of many advantages it offers over other sources of production. “The shale revolution has changed the competitive landscape, because every investment decision we… Keep reading →

View of a red pipe line, which transport

Mexico is heading towards much-needed energy sector reform, and with two of the country’s three major political parties in broad alignment on energy goals, major changes to the sector look more likely than ever, according to attorneys in the energy practice of law firm Mayer Brown. Mexico is major oil producer, and one of the… Keep reading →

Demand For Natural Gas

In the midst of the shale revolution, US proved natural gas reserves drove the first ever global decline in proved gas reserves in 2012, and it all comes down to low prices, according to BP Chief Economist Christof Rühl. Global proved natural gas reserves fell by half a trillion cubic metres in 2012 compared to… Keep reading →

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