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Ex-Occidental chief in $2.66-billion deal for EnerVest shale

Steve Chazen, who made Occidental Petroleum Corp. a heavyweight of the shale boom, is looking to replicate that success in south Texas with a $2.66-billion deal.

BNK Petroleum reports successful frac stimulation at Oklahoma's Tishomingo field

BNK Petroleum Inc. has announced that the Company has finished the fracture stimulation of the Glenn 16-2H well in the Company’s Tishomingo field, in the SCOOP area of Oklahoma.

Crude spike on Friday blamed on 'sideways trading'

Crude ended Friday higher after a curious, late-morning spike left analysts scratching their heads.

Texas Alliance contacts Trump regarding NAFTA negotiations, steel tariffs

The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers continues to monitor NAFTA trade negotiations and steel tariffs. It was just last month the TAEP Board passed a resolution asking the U.S. government to recognize the importance of oil and gas exports under NAFTA.

On bleak day, pipeline operators say tax policy is no big deal

On the worst stock-market day for U.S. pipeline operators in two years, Wall Street analysts and pipeline insiders saw reason to smile.

Oil slides on speculation U.S. surge will undermine OPEC cuts

Oil slid in New York amid concern that global demand might not absorb swelling U.S. supplies.

New York loses bid to block Millennium gas line project

A U.S. appeals court ruled against New York’s bid to block a pipeline that will shuttle natural gas to a $900-million power plant under construction there, setting a potential precedent for other battles over gas conduits.

Geologists link ash from dinosaur-era volcanoes with shale oil, gas

Nutrient-rich ash from an enormous flare-up of volcanic eruptions toward the end of the dinosaurs' reign kicked off a chain of events that led to the formation of shale gas and oil fields from Texas to Montana.

Oil bust was actually good for a town called 'Shale City'

As the price of oil goes, so goes Williston, North Dakota. Now, though, the community located deep in the state’s Bakken shale play is working to break free from the industry’s boom-and-bust cycles.

Wood provides construction and project management services in Niobrara

Wood is providing construction and project management services to Discovery DJ Services across a multi-phase installation of an oil and gas gathering system, and natural gas and liquid processing facility in the Niobrara shale region (DJ Basin) of Colorado.

U.S. oil export surge means OPEC's output cuts may be doomed

Oil risks sliding back under $60/bbl as a surge in U.S. shipments to Asia threatens to undermine a deal between OPEC and its allies.

CERAWeek '18: Senators Murkowski, Cornyn express broad optimism for U.S. energy

During the final day of CERAWeek, Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of conference organizer IHS Markit, sat down with U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska, chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee), to discuss what’s ahead in Washington.

Operators shrink U.S. rig fleet for first time since January

U.S. oil companies curtailed activity for the first time since January as escalating output from shale fields stunted a recovery in crude prices.

Watch out, OPEC: Busiest U.S. oil play heads for record spending

Bad news for OPEC: the epicenter of the shale boom is headed for record spending this year.

Dramatic changes to the supply of frac sand could lead to efficiency gains in the Permian basin

A major report from Energent, part of Westwood Global Energy Group, the energy market research consultancy, predicts dramatic changes to the frac sand supply chain to the Permian basin, the world’s most important oil growth region.

CERAWeek '18: Rick Perry says U.S. set to unleash American energy—and technology—around the world

America’s development of hydraulic fracturing technology has enabled a new wave of oil and gas abundance in the U.S., and according to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the country must focus on maximizing exports for this energy, as well as its technologies.

Devon Energy to sell Barnett shale assets for $553 million

Devon Energy Corp. announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the southern portion of its Barnett shale position for $553 million.

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