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General Electric (GE) and Norway’s Statoil have announced a strategic collaboration to advance more environmentally friendly and economically sustainable technologies for oil and gas production. GE and partially state-owned Statoil have a long history of working together and both share a commitment to improving their environmental footprints, which is a goal increasingly valued by investors… Keep reading →

Croupiers Hone Their Skills At Casino School

There is abundant speculation about how much further oil prices might fall and when US oil production growth will begin to decline. The consensus among analysts and investors is that oil prices are likely to reverse course and start trending upward sometime later this year or next. With US land-based rig counts trending down over… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

 Oil prices have plummeted over 30% since June, but the sky is not falling on US producers just yet. There has been a lot of conjecture about how lower oil prices are making unconventional wells uneconomic to drill and complete. What does this mean for US oil production volumes going forward? While companies will adjust… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

 Alarmist media reports regarding oil’s foray into bear market territory could easily leave you thinking the oil industry is gasping its last breath. It certainly is not, as companies involved in the global oil complex are accustomed to commodity price volatility and most have experienced similar, if not worse, market corrections. In fact, over the… Keep reading →

Spanish Crisis Closes The Door Industry

What does the term “fracking” mean to you? Chances are there are numerous answers to that question because the term has vaulted into US vernacular and political debates virtually overnight, along with the astonishing domestic oil and gas production increases to which hydraulic fracturing is directly related. Fracking is a fairly complex hydrocarbon well-completion technology… Keep reading →

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 →


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 →

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