WorldOil Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he’s hunting for more Haynesville assets Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is doubling down on a forlorn corner of the U.S. shale patch, calling Louisiana’s Haynesville play the best for low-cost hydrocarbons and saying he’s hunting for more acreage there. Wall Street loses faith as Chesapeake stock falls to 20-year low Chesapeake Energy Corp. collapsed to a 20-year low Wednesday, one day after the shale gas driller warned it may not be able to outlast low fuel prices and issued a “going concern” notice. Trump highlights benefits of shale to U.S. economy and the environment The Trump administration showed support for energy innovation in the United States this week, issuing a report that directly outlines how U.S. shale production is positively impacting both the economy and the environment. U.S. exported more oil than Saudi Arabia in June The U.S. briefly became the world’s No. 1 oil exporter as record shale production found its way to global customers, and there are prospects for more. Indianola Energy upstream strategy earns $100 million equity commitment The company announced a $100 million equity commitment to pursue a new upstream strategy, designed to provide both capital and an execution team to help producers accelerate value on undeveloped acreage in highly-proven resource plays across North America. Osaka Gas acquires Sabine Oil and Gas in Japan’s first foray into U.S. shale gas Osaka Gas has entered into a definitive agreement with Sabine Oil and Gas Holdings to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of its subsidiary, Sabine Oil and Gas Corporation, which produces shale gas in the amount of 210 MMcfed. Comstock Resources to become Haynesville leader with $2.2-billion acquisition Comstock Resources, Inc., and Covey Park Energy LLC have jointly announced that Comstock has entered into an agreement under which Comstock will acquire Covey Park in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $2.2 billion. LAGCOE 2019 issues call for speakers The LAGCOE 2019 Conference Committee is now accepting speaker applications for consideration for its biennial conference and exposition to be held Oct. 9-11, 2019 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. Texas snaps 2-year streak of oilfield job growth as crude slides Jobs in the Texas oil patch dropped for the first time in almost two years, according to the state’s workforce commission.