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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

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.

Keystone pipeline springs leak as extension decision nears

Days before Nebraska regulators are set to rule on TransCanada Corp.’s XL extension to its Keystone pipeline, the existing conduit has sprung a major leak.

Asian investor steps into America's 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

The boom in U.S. shale-oil production requires "more sophisticated" forecasting than ever, billionaire oilman Harold Hamm said in an interview.

Oilman Harold Hamm set to talk crude outlook with EIA—the agency he blasted

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is set to discuss trends in crude production, and it’s invited one of its most vocal critics to join the party.

U.S. to dominate oil markets after biggest boom in world history

The U.S. will be a dominant force in global oil and gas markets for many years to come as the shale boom becomes the biggest supply surge in history, the International Energy Agency predicted.

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.

Central Park's got nothing on Exxon's super-long shale oil wells

ExxonMobil Corp. is drilling shale wells that stretch farther than the length of New York’s Central Park.

Emerald Bay begins Kuhn 4 completion operations ahead of schedule

Emerald Bay Energy Inc. has announced that completion operations have begun on the Kuhn 4 well at the Company’s Wooden Horse play in South Texas.

Flaring alternative acts as portable produced-water management tool

Mark Patton, Hydrozonix

A new design addresses two of the most common concerns in unconventional plays.

Weir Oil & Gas expands Permian presence with new customer service center

Fort Worth-based Weir Oil & Gas today broke ground on a 92,000-ft2 customer service center that will be located at the David Mims Business Park on Interstate 20. The new center reflects the company’s strong commitment to the Permian basin region, consolidating three existing Permian-area service center locations into one central location.

Multi-well pad solution for oil and gas producers boosts real-time data

Drilling advancements, including horizontal drilling techniques, have transformed oil and gas operations from simplistic single-well pad fields to more complex multi-well pads. In turn, operators and equipment builders can modify their control systems approach to optimize these changing applications.

Noble Energy signs agreement to divest 30,200 'non-core' acres in DJ basin

Noble Energy, Inc. has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with SRC Energy Inc. to divest approximately 30,200 net acres from the company's non-core DJ basin position in Weld County, Colo. .

TransCanada's hurry up-and-wait Keystone XL status outweighs result

The company is awaiting a key approval from regulators in Nebraska on whether the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline can proceed. That would be one of the last dominos to fall in an almost decade-long push to build a pipeline to bring more crude from Canada’s oil sands to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries. In the meantime, the company posted third-quarter results that met analysts’ estimates, and said it placed two smaller conduits into service.

China Energy Investment plans to invest billions in U.S. shale gas development

West Virginia was the biggest recipient of the $250 billion of investments signed during President Donald Trump’s visit to China.

Conoco's $1-billion boost signals staying power of U.S. oil

ConocoPhillips has sent a clear signal to global energy markets: For all the recent talk of caution among U.S. drillers, the industry is still in growth mode.

Oil steady as U.S. output peak counters Middle East concerns

Oil steadied near $57/bbl in New York as data showing U.S. crude output at the highest in at least three decades countered concerns sparked by a political purge in top exporter Saudi Arabia.

EIA: Pennsylvania’s natural gas production reaches new high

Pennsylvania’s natural gas production reached a new high of 15 Bcfd in October 2017, an increase of 25% from year-ago levels and an increase of 80% from January 2013.

Shale monster besets OPEC's resurgence through next decade

OPEC sees no respite from shale’s onslaught before the second half of the next decade. Until then, the cartel will stick with the one weapon it still has to prevent another oil price collapse: austerity.