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Oil sheds gains after Trump turns down heat in Saudi dispute

Oil surrendered most of its early gains after tensions appeared to ease between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia amid growing international outrage over the disappearance of one of the kingdom’s most prominent critics.

Fragile pipelines pose an increasing risk in gas-hungry U.S.

The kind of dramatic scenes that played out in suburban Massachusetts last month following a series of explosions and fires may serve as a warning of what lies ahead for the U.S., where an increasing reliance on natural gas is running up against aging infrastructure.

Canada's energy deal logjam seen buckling amid dismal oil prices

The recent collapse in Canadian oil prices may have a silver lining.

McDermott awarded EPC contract for CB&I storage tanks in South Texas

McDermott International, Inc. has announced a sizeable* contract award for CB&I Storage Tanks for the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction of three external floating-roof tanks in Taft, Texas.

Colorado House Majority Leader says Proposition 112 unlikely to pass

A ballot measure that could curb oil and gas development in Colorado is unlikely to pass in November, according to Colorado House Majority Leader KC Becker, a Democrat representing liberal Boulder county. Still, the measure’s success thus far will force the statehouse to take action on the issue in 2019.

Texas Alliance, IPAA announce two new joint projects

The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (Alliance) and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) have announced their joint effort on two new projects for the benefit of the oil and gas industry. The first project is the 2018 White Paper on water use in the energy industry.

Innovative thinkers

Emily Querubin, World Oil

John Costagna: Fostering the industry’s human intelligence

What's new in production

Don Francis, Contributing Editor

Let’s party

What's new in exploration

William (Bill) Head, Contributing Editor

Where are the oil reserves?

Energy issues

William J. Pike, World Oil

There is sand, and then there is sand

First oil

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

A job done well

Decline rates from maturing oil wells in the Permian are on the rise

Oil producers in the Permian basin and elsewhere could soon find themselves facing the oilfield equivalent of trying to walk up the down escalator.

China slams brakes on U.S. crude oil imports

Although Beijing hasn’t sanctioned U.S. oil imports yet, Chinese buyers aren’t taking any chances.

Liquids pipeline to convert to oil in an effort to alleviate Permian bottlenecks

The developer of the private equity-backed EPIC natural gas liquids pipeline will temporarily convert the conduit to carry crude oil as bottlenecks in America’s hottest shale play threaten to curtail production.

Laredo Energy VI weighs sale worth up to $300 million

Laredo Energy VI LP, a private-equity backed natural gas explorer in the Eagle Ford Shale of south Texas, is exploring a sale that could value the company at as much as $300 million, according to people familiar with the matter.

Tendeka unveils new suite of applications to reduce use of water, pumping time

Independent global completions service company Tendeka, has launched the MajiFrac Solution, a new portfolio of applications which aims to reduce water use and pumping time during completion operations in unconventional shale plays in the U.S.

Troubled $4.6-billion gas pipeline hits new snag

A $4.6-billion natural gas pipeline that’s already been delayed by about a year is facing yet another setback after a court vacated a key permit.

NOV opens new service center for customers in the Eagle Ford

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has announced the opening of a new service center in Pleasanton, Texas. The new center, which is the ninth Quality Tubing facility of its kind, is strategically located to service coiled tubing customers in the Eagle Ford shale play.

Encana to sell its San Juan assets to DJR Energy

Encana Corporation has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., has reached an agreement to sell its San Juan assets, located in New Mexico for $480 million to Denver-based DJR Energy, LLC.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

LLOG Exploration delivered first production from its Crown and Anchor fields in the Gulf of Mexico, during second-quarter 2018.