http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Natural gas hits four-year low on ‘epic’ U.S. demand failure https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/11/natural-gas-hits-four-year-low-on-epic-us-demand-failure Natural gas futures sank to a four-year low as the latest U.S. forecasts all but eliminated bulls’ hopes for a late-winter cold push. Energy Capital pauses pipeline deals on widening shale despair https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/7/energy-capital-pauses-pipeline-deals-on-widening-shale-despair Energy Capital Partners LLC is pausing new pipeline deals, according to people familiar with the matter, as the accelerating downturn in shale prompts investors to seek returns elsewhere. Stress Engineering Services, Optimum Program form RiGUARD JV https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/5/stress-engineering-services-optimum-program-form-riguard-jv Stress Engineering Services, Inc., (SES) the global leader in consulting engineering services and solutions,has entered into an agreement with Optimum Program Ltd, an internationally recognized provider of inspection services, digital data, knowledge and process solutions, to form the RiGUARD joint venture. Emerald Bay Energy spuds well in Duval County https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/5/emerald-bay-energy-spuds-well-in-duval-county Emerald Bay Energy Inc. reported today that the Company has spudded the fifth well, #4HC, on the Duval County Ranch Company (DCRC) "E" lease. Virus has U.S. exporters facing risk of production cuts https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/5/virus-has-us-exporters-facing-risk-of-production-cuts A grim situation for U.S. natural gas exporters has gotten even worse as the coronavirus outbreak sends global prices plunging on concern that China’s demand for the fuel will collapse. Coronavirus impedes Alberta’s drive to reach oil markets in Asia https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/5/coronavirus-impedes-alberta-s-drive-to-reach-oil-markets-in-asia The coronavirus is hampering the Canadian oil industry’s efforts to build relations with crude buyers in Asia. A tale of two oil giants, with two strategies that aren’t working https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/1/31/a-tale-of-two-oil-giants-with-two-strategies-that-aren-t-working Everyone from environmentalists to investors is beating up on fossil fuels, and American energy giants Exxon Mobil and Chevron are taking increasingly diverging approaches as they try to weather the storm. The problem is, neither strategy is working right now. U.S. Chamber of Commerce says proposed fracing ban puts Texas economy at risk https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/12/20/us-chamber-of-commerce-says-proposed-fracing-ban-puts-texas-economy-at-risk The study comes as presidential candidates and activist groups have called for a ban on hydraulic fracturing. Several major candidates have promised to pursue such a ban if elected, and the results would deliver a staggering blow to the economy. API welcomes North American trade deal, urges Congress to approve new agreement https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/12/10/api-welcomes-north-american-trade-deal-urges-congress-to-approve-new-agreement API joined more than 200 companies and associations covering a wide range of industries in the USMCA Coalition, which has been working to secure the agreement’s approval in Congress. Billionaires poised to buy U.S. oil and gas assets at distressed prices https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/11/14/billionaires-poised-to-buy-us-oil-and-gas-assets-at-distressed-prices Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is among the billionaires circling the distressed U.S. oil and gas patch, looking to pick up assets on the cheap at a time when the state of the industry is scaring off other investors.