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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.

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.

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.

Milestone receives oilfield waste landfill permit in Permian Basin

Milestone Environmental Services (Milestone), an oilfield waste disposal services company, has announced that the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) has approved the company’s second RCRA-exempt oilfield waste landfill permit in the Permian Basin.

Camber Energy revises LOI for pipeline service, construction company acquisition

Camber Energy, Inc., an independent oil and gas company engaged in the development of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, has announced the execution of a revised non-binding Letter of Intent in connection with the Company's previously announced planned acquisition of a midstream pipeline integrity services, specialty construction and field services company in an all-stock transaction.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

LUKOIL has commenced drilling new production wells at West Qurna-2 field as part of the second development phase.

Trump eyes limit on U.S. state power over pipelines

Despite winning a federal approval in 2014, a 124-mi natural gas pipeline project from Pa. to N.Y. is still no closer to reality.

What's new in production?

Don Francis, Contributing Editor

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