http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil U.S. exported more oil than Saudi Arabia in June https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/12/us-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. Water management https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/columns/water-management The power of water First oil https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/columns/first-oil Another mixed outlook awaits the EandP sector Permian basin natural gas prices up as a new pipeline nears completion https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/6/permian-basin-natural-gas-prices-up-as-a-new-pipeline-nears-completion The EIA reports that natural gas spot prices at the Waha hub in western Texas, located near Permian basin production, settled at $1.55/million British thermal units (MMBtu) on August 15, the highest price since March 2019. This price increase coincides with the 2 Bcfd Gulf Coast Express Pipeline (GCX) preparing to enter service. TGS enhances production data offering with Lasser acquisition https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/5/tgs-enhances-production-data-offering-with-lasser-acquisition Lasser owns, maintains and licenses a nationwide U.S. well production database. The data will be added to TGS’ current Well Performance Database and provides TGS clients access to previously unavailable historical production data. First cargo from Freeport LNG Train 1 for McDermott, Chiyoda and Zachary Group https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/5/first-cargo-from-freeport-lng-train-1-for-mcdermott-chiyoda-and-zachary-group "We continue to make great strides on the Freeport LNG project with the shipping of the first cargo from Train 1, which is a major milestone for the joint venture project team," said Mark Coscio, McDermott's senior vice president for North, Central and South America. Big Oil gathers Permian riches as shale stocks collapse https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/5/big-oil-gathers-permian-riches-as-shale-stocks-collapse A bloodbath in energy stocks is creating a rich opportunity for Big Oil to dominate America’s hottest shale play. Exxon Mobil’s chief said Wednesday his company is keeping a “watchful eye” on the Permian for potential deals. BP focuses on deepwater, shale in historic shift south from Alaska https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/8/29/bp-focuses-on-deepwater-shale-in-historic-shift-south-from-alaska BP has closed one chapter in its U.S. business, exiting Alaska decades after transforming the state into an oil powerhouse. Now it’s time for a new phase in the company’s American story. Permian boom collides with New Mexico governor’s climate-change push https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/8/26/permian-boom-collides-with-new-mexico-governor-s-climate-change-push On the Texas side, oil and gas producers can drill and frack with relatively few bureaucratic hurdles. In New Mexico, companies need additional approvals from either the U.S. Bureau of Land Management or the state’s Land Office and Oil Conservation Division. Permian basin prices up as Gulf Coast Express Pipeline nears completion https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/8/23/permian-basin-prices-up-as-gulf-coast-express-pipeline-nears-completion Natural gas spot prices at the Waha hub in western Texas, located near Permian Basin production activities, closed at $1.55/MMBtu on August 15, the highest price since March 2019. This price increase coincides with the 2 Bcfd Gulf Coast Express Pipeline (GCX) preparing to enter service.