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Energy Workforce & Technology Council elects Board of Directors

The Energy Workforce & Technology Council elected new officers and industry leaders during its Annual Meeting, held in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM.

ConocoPhillips puts its Williston basin assets on the market

ConocoPhillips is marketing its Williston Basin oil assets for a potential sale, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Oilfield service sector added jobs for fifth straight month in July

America’s energy technology and services sector added an estimated 6,082 jobs in July, a fifth straight month of growth, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and analysis by the Energy Workforce & Technology Council.

EIA forecasts lower U.S. natural gas inventories this winter

Above-average withdrawals of natural gas from storage in the 2020–2021 winter heating season and below-average injections into storage this summer contributed to a forecast of below-average inventories of natural gas in the U.S., along with relatively flat dry natural gas production and high natural gas exports.

U.S. shale drilling will lose pace this year, says Baker Hughes

Shale drilling in North America is going to slow down in the second half of the year from its breakneck pace as explorers cling to promises of austerity, according to Baker Hughes.

Halliburton projects ‘multi-year upcycle’ in oilfield services spending

“The positive activity momentum we see in North America and international markets today, combined with our expectations for future customer demand, gives us conviction for an unfolding multi-year upcycle,” CEO Jeff Miller said.

Refinery once key to New York’s fuel supply ordered shut

The Environmental Protection Agency ordered the shutdown of a U.S. Virgin Island refinery that historically was positioned as a key fuel source for the East Coast due to public health concerns.

Enbridge says Great Lakes oil pipeline will keep running

Enbridge Inc. said it will continue to ship crude through its Line 5 pipeline that crosses the Great Lakes, despite Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s deadline Wednesday to shut the conduit.

Gasoline prices hit $3 as shortages grow on U.S. pipeline outage

U.S. average gasoline prices exceeded $3 a gallon for the first time in more than six years amid growing shortages of fuel across the South and East while Colonial Pipeline remains out of action due to a cyberattack.

Ransomware attack shuts down biggest U.S. gasoline pipeline

The operator of the biggest gasoline pipeline in the U.S. shut down operations late Friday following a ransomware attack that threatens to roil energy markets and upend the supply of gas and diesel to the East Coast.

U.S. LNG players tout carbon capture in bid to boost green image

U.S. LNG developers seeking to burnish their green credentials and boost their competitiveness on a crowded global stage are touting a costly and largely untested technology: carbon capture.

Registration open for EWTC’s Annual Meeting

The Energy Workforce & Technology Council’s 2021 Annual Meeting is set for September 15-17 in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, and registration is open now.

Oil Sands Pipeline wins bid to hide insurers from activists

Trans Mountain Pipeline LP’s effort to keep its insurers’ names confidential was accepted by regulators in a setback for environmental groups fighting to prevent development of the Canadian oil sands.

CRES says Republican Congressional Climate Task Force is a win for America

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Executive Director Heather Reams commended the formation of a Republican climate task force in Congress.

Biden pauses onshore and offshore drilling leases, orders subsidy reviews

President Joe Biden took executive action on Wednesday to block new leases for oil drilling on federal lands and waters for one year and ordered a review of fossil-fuel subsidies and other measures to overhaul how the U.S. produces energy.

AADE Lafayette Chapter announces 2019-2020 board, committee members

The Lafayette Chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) has announced its 2019-2020 board and committee members.

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.

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.

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.

Apache founder and former CEO Raymand Plank dies at 96

Houston-based Apache Corporation confirmed to various wire services that its Founder and former Chairman, Raymond Plank, died Nov. 8 at his Wyoming home, at the age of 96.