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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.

Canada's UCP Leader Jason Kenney vows to fight harder for energy industry as conservatives reconquer Alberta

Alberta has made a made a conservative move by electing Kenney premier after he vowed to fight harder for the Canadian province’s beleaguered energy industry.

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.

Concho Resources, Frontier Midstream form JV, Beta Crude Connector

Concho Resources Inc. and Frontier Midstream Solutions IV, LLC announced the formation of Beta Crude Connector, LLC (BCC), a midstream joint venture to build and provide crude oil gathering, transportation and storage services in the Northern Midland Basin.

Talos Energy provides update on Zama appraisal program

Talos Energy provides update on Zama appraisal program

Premier Oil has made successful well test of Zama discovery

Premier notes the press release by Talos Energy, the operator of Block 7 offshore Mexico, announcing the successful drill stem test (DST) of the Zama-2 side track well (Zama-2ST1).

OTC, United Against Human Trafficking continue five-year partnership

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and United Against Human Trafficking (UAHT) are proud to continue their now five-year partnership to provide awareness, education, and outreach to end human trafficking.

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.

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.

U.S. Senate confirms David Bernhardt as interior secretary

National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi issued a statement on the Senate confirmation of David Bernhardt as Secretary of Interior.

Shell to sell interest in U.S. GOM Caesar-Tonga asset for $965 million

Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, signed an agreement to sell its 22.45% non-operated interest in the Caesar-Tonga asset in the US Gulf of Mexico to Delek CT Investment LLC, a subsidiary of Delek Group Ltd.

Trump paves way for U.S. energy infrastructure development

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed two Executive Orders to streamline Federal processes surrounding energy infrastructure development. First, the President signed an Executive Order (EO) to address regional and local energy supply constraints, and to promote an efficient energy market.

Crestwood acquires Williams' 50% interest in Powder River Basin JV

Crestwood Equity Partners LP (Crestwood) has announced, in a separate joint press release with The Williams Companies, Inc. (Williams), that Crestwood Niobrara LLC (Crestwood Niobrara) acquired a 50% interest in Jackalope Gas Gathering Services, L.L.C. (Jackalope) from Williams for approximately $485 million.

Donald Trump's executive action speeds critical energy infrastructure

Toby Mack, president and CEO of the Energy Equipment & Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA), has praised President Trump for signing executive orders to support development of critically-needed energy infrastructure.

CSI Compressco opens center of excellence facility in East Texas

CSI Compressco opens center of excellence facility in East Texas

Borets installs 250th permanent motor in Permian

Engineering, manufacturing, sales and service of electric submersible pump (ESP) systems company, Borets, has successfully installed its 250th permanent magnet motor (PMM) ESP system in the U.S.