http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Oil veteran Andy Hall said to brief OPEC on U.S. shale http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/21/oil-veteran-andy-hall-said-to-brief-opec-on-us-shale Andy Hall, the veteran crude trader who closed his hedge fund this year, will brief OPEC officials on the outlook for U.S. shale oil, according to a copy of the agenda seen by Bloomberg News. TransCanada wins approval to build Keystone XL in Nebraska http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/20/transcanada-wins-approval-to-build-keystone-xl-in-nebraska TransCanada Corp. won Nebraska’s permission to build its long-delayed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline across the state. $1.8-billion Tenaris mill in Bay City targets Permian operators http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/20/18-billion-tenaris-mill-in-bay-city-targets-permian-operators Tenaris recently opened a new $1.8-billion pipe manufacturing mill in Bay City, Texas, and with the new mill, it is targeting service for U.S. shale operators—in particular, those operating in the Permian basin—according to a local Houston newspaper. Asian investor steps into America's shale gas market http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/17/asian-investor-steps-into-americas-shale-gas-market A relentless flow of natural gas from America’s shale basins is drawing bears to the market—and that’s music to the ears of at least one Asia-backed investor. Shale boss Hamm gives oil forecasters a reality check http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/16/shale-boss-hamm-gives-oil-forecasters-a-reality-check The boom in U.S. shale-oil production requires "more sophisticated" forecasting than ever, billionaire oilman Harold Hamm said in an interview. Shale goal in sight: Pump with a profit, without hurting growth http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/15/shale-goal-in-sight-pump-with-a-profit-without-hurting-growth Shale drillers are promising to add a new wrinkle to their world-shaking oil boom: they may finally make money. Buying Texas oil at New Mexico prices: Majors go west for shale http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/14/buying-texas-oil-at-new-mexico-prices-majors-go-west-for-shale The state, which covers a smaller part of the oil-soaked shale formation, is the fourth-largest U.S. producer and luring industry giants including ExxonMobil, Chevron Corp., EOG Resources Inc. and Occidental Petroleum Corp. Their investments -- while small compared with Texas -- are increasing as activity in the rest of the Permian starts to slow down. GE-Baker Hughes romance may be ending after four-month run http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/14/ge-baker-hughes-romance-may-be-ending-after-four-month-run Little more than four months after General Electric Co. married its oil and natural gas unit to Baker Hughes’s technical services business, GE’s eyes are wandering. EQT completes acquisition of Rice Energy http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/14/eqt-completes-acquisition-of-rice-energy EQT Corporation has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Rice Energy Inc. Central Park's got nothing on Exxon's super-long shale oil wells http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/10/central-parks-got-nothing-on-exxons-super-long-shale-oil-wells ExxonMobil Corp. is drilling shale wells that stretch farther than the length of New York’s Central Park.