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TGS announces expansion of onshore seismic project in Canada

TGS announces expansion of its 2018 onshore seismic survey Dawson Phase II in Canada.

New York's global warming suit against oil companies tossed

A U.S. judge threw out New York’s suit seeking to hold five of the world’s biggest oil companies financially responsible for contributing to climate change.

Henderson opens new service center in Odessa, Texas

Henderson, drilling rig and capital drilling equipment sales and service provider, has opened a new service center in Odessa, Texas, to expand its service capabilities.

Fairfield Geotechnologies finalizes Ikon Science JV

Fairfield Geotechnologies and Ikon Science have formally signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to offer complete geoprediction services to the oil and gas industry in North America.

‘Bridge to Nowhere’ leaves pent-up Permian gas problems unsolved

A major Mexican pipeline opened this week after almost two years of delays. That’s the good news for drillers across the border who are seeking an expanded market for natural gas siphoned from the pent-up Permian basin.

ConocoPhillips reports exploration success in Alaska

ConocoPhillips has provided an update on its operating plan for Alaska, focusing on the company’s long history of creating value in the state and an ongoing commitment to invest in low cost of supply opportunities.

OPEC said to seek legal strategy as U.S. pushes NOPEC bill

OPEC is consulting with lawyers to prepare a strategy to defend against proposed U.S. legislation that could open the cartel up to antitrust lawsuits, according to people familiar with the matter.

WoodMac: ICE announces futures contract based on Permian crude to Houston

Today, the Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE), an operator of global exchanges and clearing houses for the financial and commodity markets in the U.S., announced plans to launch a new Permian West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures contract with physical delivery in Houston.

Cortec announces $2.5-million expansion of Port Allen facility

Cortec, a manufacturer of high-quality API chokes, valves and manifolds, and Louisiana Economic Development (LED) have announced a $2.5-million expansion of Cortec’s industrial coatings facility in Port Allen, La.

Colorado drillers fuel record oil output in rush to finish wells

Booming oil production in Colorado is fueling record output in the Niobrara basin that spans four states.

Weatherford releases new long-stroke pumping unit

Weatherford International plc announced the commercial release of a new Rotaflex long-stroke pumping unit that improves artificial-lift efficiency in challenging applications including deep, high-volume and high gas-to-liquids wells.

Fairfield Geotechnologies successfully completes Gulf of Mexico ocean bottom node survey

Fairfield Geotechnologies announces the successful completion in May 2018 of the Stampede deepwater ocean bottom node survey, located in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.

Trump says U.S. will compete with Russia for European gas market

U.S. President Donald Trump eased his tone about a Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany after a one-on-one meeting with President Vladimir Putin, shifting from the harsh criticism he’d levied in Europe last week.

Iranian official urges Trump not to use U.S. strategic oil reserve

A senior Iranian oil official urged U.S. President Donald Trump not to use the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve to push prices lower, and instead drop sanctions on Iran’s crude exports.

Interior announces region-wide oil and gas lease sale for Gulf of Mexico

In support of President Donald J. Trump's America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer approximately 78 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development.

API says steel tariff exclusion rulings hurt American workers

API expressed disappointment in the administration’s latest action to deny exclusions from Section 232 tariffs on imported steel used in certain parts of oil and natural gas industry operations, a misguided decision that could impact American energy production and American jobs.

Shale gas export projects said to face U.S. permit delays

Government approval of projects intended to export rising supplies of shale gas could be delayed by 18 months as the top energy regulator struggles with a backlog of permit requests, according to people familiar with the matter.

PetroShale announces $55-million deal in the North Dakota Bakken

PetroShale Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with an independent oil and gas company to acquire high-quality, light oil-weighted assets in the core of its focus area in the North Dakota Bakken.

U.S. is set to become world's top oil producer, government says

The U.S. government sees oil production further climbing next year even amid transportation logjams in the country’s most prolific shale play.

EIA: China is a key destination for increasing U.S. energy exports

In recent years, as its domestic energy consumption has grown, China has become a more significant destination for U.S. energy exports. In particular, China has been among the largest importers of U.S. exports of crude oil, propane, and liquefied natural gas.