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Carolyn Davis joined the editorial staff of Intelligence Press Inc. in Houston in May, 2000. Prior to that, she covered regulatory issues for environmental and occupational safety and health publications. She also has worked as a reporter for several daily newspapers in Texas, including the Waco Tribune-Herald, the Temple Daily Telegram and the Killeen Daily Herald. She attended Texas A&M University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Houston.

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Seven Midwest States Collaborating to Vie for Hydrogen Hub to Create Jobs, Lower Emissions 

Seven Midwest States Collaborating to Vie for Hydrogen Hub to Create Jobs, Lower Emissions 

A coalition of seven Midwest states plan to compete for a hydrogen hub designed to expand local economies, decrease emissions and reduce costs. The Midwest Hydrogen Coalition (M-H2) was formalized last week by the governors of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The aim is to snag a share of an $8 billion…

September 26, 2022
Natural Gas, Oil Industry Profits Forecast to Retreat in 2023 on Slower Demand, Economic Pull Back

Natural Gas, Oil Industry Profits Forecast to Retreat in 2023 on Slower Demand, Economic Pull Back

Global energy company earnings, which surged on stronger oil and natural gas prices, should ease in 2023 as the industry adjusts to slower demand growth and an economic slowdown, according to Moody’s Investors Service. “The pace of improvement in fundamental industry conditions will also decelerate after a strong post-lockdown rebound in earnings and credit quality…

September 21, 2022
Lower 48 Oil, Natural Gas Permitting Slumps, but Up from Year Ago

Lower 48 Oil, Natural Gas Permitting Slumps, but Up from Year Ago

August natural gas and oil permitting across the Lower 48 reversed course from July, particularly in the Permian Basin, but activity still was higher than a year ago, according to data compiled by Evercore ISI. New well permitting declined in August by 3,106 month/month (m/m). Still, the tally last month was 27% higher than in…

September 19, 2022
Whistler Expanding Permian Pipe to Move 1.7 Bcf/d-Plus to Cheniere’s Corpus LNG Facility

Whistler Expanding Permian Pipe to Move 1.7 Bcf/d-Plus to Cheniere’s Corpus LNG Facility

Whistler Pipeline LLC, which transports up to 2 Bcf/d of natural gas from the Permian Basin in West Texas to the Aqua Dulce hub in South Texas, has inked an agreement to expand the system to Cheniere Energy Inc.’s Corpus Christi LNG facility. The ADCC Pipeline joint venture (JV) calls for building a 43-mile, 42-inch…

September 19, 2022
Biden Administration Calling for Another Do-Over of Post-Macondo Offshore Safety Rules

Biden Administration Calling for Another Do-Over of Post-Macondo Offshore Safety Rules

President Biden is moving to reinstate the post-Macondo offshore safety rules enacted by the Obama administration, which were partly undone by the Trump administration. BP plc’s deepwater Macondo well explosion in 2010 killed 11 men, destroyed the Deep Horizon drilling rig and led to the largest oil spill in U.S. history. An extensive investigation by…

September 16, 2022
Proposed Louisiana Petrochemical Projects Facing Hurdles from Residents, Court

Proposed Louisiana Petrochemical Projects Facing Hurdles from Residents, Court

Two major petrochemical projects planned for Louisiana’s St. James Parish are facing permitting obstacles following recent decisions that may affect them moving forward. A court ruling has stalled FG LA LLC’s plan to build a massive $9.4 billion plastics facility. The affiliate of global conglomerate Formosa Group has had the Sunshine Project on the drawing…

September 16, 2022
November GOM Oil, Natural Gas Auction Reinstated, with Leases Awarded

November GOM Oil, Natural Gas Auction Reinstated, with Leases Awarded

The Interior Department has reinstated the highest valid bids from a Gulf of Mexico (GOM) oil and gas auction held in November, opening the way for expanding production from the offshore. Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Wednesday accepted 307 high bids from Lease Sale 257, totaling close to $190 million.  The only…

September 15, 2022
SilverBow Bolts On Natural Gas-Rich Assets in South Texas

SilverBow Bolts On Natural Gas-Rich Assets in South Texas

SilverBow Resources Inc. has acquired 7,500 net acres in South Texas producing 30 MMcf/d through a series of transactions, leasing and drill-to-earn agreements, the Houston-based independent said. The acreage block in the Dorado play in Webb County is near the Mexico border, and it nearly doubled SilverBow’s position there. The various transactions were estimated to…

September 15, 2022
Van Beurden Stepping Down from Shell, with Sawan Taking Over in 2023

Van Beurden Stepping Down from Shell, with Sawan Taking Over in 2023

Shell plc CEO Ben van Beurden, who joined the supermajor 39 years ago, is stepping down at the end of the year, with Wael Sawan, who directs Integrated Gas, Renewables and Energy Solutions, tapped as the new chief.  Van Beurden took the helm in 2014. He plans to remain a board adviser until mid 2023.…

September 15, 2022
BP’s Takeover of EDF Energy Services to Expand U.S. Natural Gas, Power Business

BP’s Takeover of EDF Energy Services to Expand U.S. Natural Gas, Power Business

BP plc, the top North American natural gas marketer, is building its estimable U.S. commercial and industrial retail power and gas arm with the purchase of Houston-based EDF Energy Services (ES). The agreement would provide “opportunities…to enhance and deliver additional lower carbon integrated energy solutions,” according to BP. The purchase of ES also is likely…

September 14, 2022
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