http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil China tariffs could mean bleak winter ahead for U.S. LNG https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/17/china-tariffs-could-mean-bleak-winter-ahead-for-us-lng This winter could be a bleak one for America’s natural gas exporters as the fastest-growing buyer of the fuel threatens to halt purchases amid an escalating trade war. EIA: Haynesville natural gas production reaches five-year high https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/eia-haynesville-natural-gas-production-reaches-five-year-high In June 2018, natural gas production in the Haynesville shale formation, located in northeastern Texas and Louisiana, averaged 6.35 Bcfd, accounting for 8.5% of the total U.S. dry natural gas production, Haynesville’s highest production level since November 2012. Keystone XL pipeline sent back for new environmental review https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/keystone-xl-pipeline-sent-back-for-new-environmental-review The U.S. State Department must conduct a new environmental review for the Keystone XL crude pipeline, a federal judge ruled, dealing a blow to a project supported by President Donald Trump in his first few days in office. Deal frenzy swells with Diamondback's $8.4-billion shale buyout https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/15/deal-frenzy-swells-with-diamondbacks-84-billion-shale-buyout Diamondback Energy’s agreement to buy Energen in an $8.4 billion all-stock deal launches Permian buying spree that should shake up the U.S. shale industry. California ponders plan B if Trump wins opener in emissions fight https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/14/california-ponders-plan-b-if-trump-wins-opener-in-emissions-fight As California professes optimism in its legal fight against Trump’s rollback of tailpipe emissions limits, the state is eyeing a fallback plan that could test how much its residents are willing to sacrifice to fight climate change. Companies in the news https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/august-2018/news-resources/companies-in-the-news Danos has been awarded a contract by Shell Exploration and Production Company to provide coatings for Shell’s deepwater Appomattox platform in the Gulf of Mexico. What’s new in production https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/august-2018/columns/what-s-new-in-production Into the weeds Drilling advances https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/august-2018/columns/drilling-advances Sensing doubts First oil https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/august-2018/columns/first-oil Consent given to fracing first onshore, horizontal well in the UK Permian oil production requires additional pipeline infrastructure https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/august-2018/features/permian-oil-production-requires-additional-pipeline-infrastructure Further expansion of oil output in the Permian basin is dependent on a number of pipelines being built or expanded. Here is a rundown of the status of various pipeline projects in the region.