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Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The EIA recently said that U.S. oil production will peak at 9.61 million barrels per day by 2019 and thereby nearly match the 9.64 mmb/d record set back in 1970. This is great news for U.S. energy self-sufficiency aspirations. Moreover, as Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, pointed out in a recent interview:”We’re already the… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

With all the fast moving trends flowing through the global energy business today – from shifting natural gas market dynamics, US oil & gas production increases, climate change issues and workforce demographics – it’s always interesting to hear which markets energy company executives are focusing on. Ernst & Young Global Oil & Gas Leader, Dale… Keep reading →

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The head of the US Energy Information Administration Adam Sieminski spoke about a wide range of issues at an event in New York earlier this week, including the US Winter Fuels Outlook, the new drilling productivity report, the geopolitics of shale development, EIA’s International Energy Outlook, and he provided insight into the rapidly-developing technologies used… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The US is the envy of the rest of the world when it comes to energy these days. This is what Robert Bryce, Senior Fellow with the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Energy Policy and the Environment told the audience during his opening remarks at the American Oil and Gas Renaissance conference held last week in… Keep reading →

Views of the Cuadrilla Fracking Site At Balcombe

Natural gas’s environmental impact can be viewed in a positive light as a lower-emitting power generation source than coal or petroleum derivatives, or in a negative light as a source of methane emissions and driver of drilling activity. The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund and nine natural gas… Keep reading →

Last-Minute Tax Filers Rush To Finish Returns

Tax reform may not be the sexiest topic, but it’s an extremely important issue for oil and gas companies with strict investment criteria and some of the highest up-front costs of any industry. The words “subsidies” and “incentives” are often mixed up and thrown around in the energy business to either promote or denounce policies… Keep reading →


Technological advancements in oil and gas drilling have rejuvenated the US and Canadian onshore oil and gas sectors, but above-ground risks may impede rapid production growth.

Widespread use of drilling techniques such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in shales and other geologic formations have shifted the outlook for North American natural gas supply, and proved more applicable to onshore oil production, as well. Keep reading →

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