WorldOil Midland sees 26% population growth over last decade Texas oil centers Midland and Odessa were among the fastest growing U.S. metros in 2018. Shipping American oil to China while avoiding American terminals, the case of the supertanker switcheroo How can a supertanker, loading American oil without coming within a thousand miles of the Texas or Louisiana coast, avoid coming to the U.S.? API: U.S. continues to lead the world in natural gas liquids, crude oil production The American Petroleum Institute’s latest monthly statistical report showed that the U.S. sustained its position as the world’s leading oil producer, continuing a pace of 12.1 MMbopd, matching February 2019 LAGCOE 2019 registration now open LAGCOE leadership announces LAGCOE 2019 online registration is officially open. The event will take place Oct. 9-11, 2019 in New Orleans, La., at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. COGA: Governor Polis signs SB 181 into law Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 181 into law, granting new authority to local governments to regulate oil and natural gas development and signifying the beginning of a lengthy rulemaking process. Colorado Petroleum Council responds to Senate Bill 181 being signed into law Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 181 into law. Governor Polis’ signature follows the measure’s passage through the Colorado legislature on April 3, 2019. Permian water company Solaris says it's closing in on new deal Solaris is closing in on water deals with other companies as explorers increasingly outsource one of the key components of fracing. Chevron's mega-deal proves U.S. energy powerhouse Amidst the world's focus on climate change and transition to natural gas, the world’s biggest energy companies are focusing on where it all began: American oil. Exxon claims U.S. government sold tainted crude Exxon Mobil is the latest company to raise concerns that a stockpile of U.S. government crude is tainted with poisonous gas. Permian's flaring rises by 85% as oil boom continues The Permian Basin has produced so much natural gas that by the end of 2018 producers were burning off more than enough of the fuel to meet residential demand across Texas.