http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Vote to keep Biden’s hands off of U.S. energy policy https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/11/2/vote-to-keep-biden-s-hands-off-of-us-energy-policy As the U.S. presidential election cycle nears its final chapter on Tuesday, and Tuesday evening, we at World Oil think it’s appropriate to remind our fellow professionals in the U.S. oil and gas industry what is at stake. Trump signs order on fracking while barnstorming in Pennsylvania https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/11/2/trump-signs-order-on-fracking-while-barnstorming-in-pennsylvania Trump sees full-throated support for fracking as a crucial element in Pennsylvania, where he’s trailing Joe Biden and which would likely clinch the presidency for the Democrat, should he win it. Trump issues executive order on fracking https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/10/28/trump-issues-executive-order-on-fracking Trump issued an executive order to require an economic analysis of fracking, as the president seeks to use what he portrays as Biden’s mixed messages on energy to capture votes in the swing states of Pennsylvania and Ohio. U.S. shale mergers reshuffle the oil production landscape https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/10/21/us-shale-mergers-reshuffle-the-oil-production-landscape “There’s only going to be three or four independents that are investable by shareholders” after the recent market rout, Pioneer CEO Scott Sheffield said on a conference call with analysts. “The best companies have been picked off the past few weeks.” Halliburton CEO sees a rebound coming for U.S. shale drilling https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/10/19/halliburton-ceo-sees-a-rebound-coming-for-us-shale-drilling “The pace of activity declines in the international markets is slowing, while the North America industry structure continues to improve, and activity is stabilizing,” Halliburton CEO Jeff Miller said in a statement. As U.S. drilling plummets to 122-year low, losses may intensify in second half https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2020/september-2020/global-mid-year-forecast/as-us-drilling-plummets-to-122-year-low-losses-may-intensify-in-second-half The catastrophic demand decline initiated by coronavirus lockdowns significantly damaged the U.S. oil industry, with oversupply, historically low storage capacity, and low prices. Operators responded by stacking rigs and shutting-in production. Dallas Fed sees the U.S. oil industry prioritizing output over debt https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/9/24/dallas-fed-sees-the-us-oil-industry-prioritizing-output-over-debt After all the trauma the U.S. oil industry has been through this year -- from production cuts to mass layoffs and a string of bankruptcies -- many producers say they’re still prioritizing output over reducing debt. Shaletech: Marcellus-Utica Shales https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2020/september-2020/features/shaletech-marcellus-utica-shales Gas Prospects Rise in Concert with Oil Woes Biden won’t ban fracing – he’ll outlaw most U.S. drilling instead https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/9/15/biden-won-t-ban-fracing-he-ll-outlaw-most-us-drilling-instead In a local Philadelphia TV interview, Democratic nominee Joe Biden told reporters “I will not ban fracing.” He failed to mention that his climate plan’s ban on drilling on federal property would go much further than a simple frac ban. In a post-Schlumberger world, how will the new frac services landscape change the way shale explorers operate? https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/9/4/in-a-post-schlumberger-world-how-will-the-new-frac-services-landscape-change-the-way-shale-explorers-operate Between Halliburton and Liberty Oilfield Services, hydraulic fracturing's two major players have fundamentally different field capabilities and technology ambitions. World Oil editors discuss how the differing strategies these two companies offer will change how operators will approach future shale project developments.