Energy Policy is Brief Subject of Acrimonious Second Presidential Debate

After nearly 90 minutes of acrimony punctuated by personal attacks on each other, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump briefly discussed energy policy during the Second Presidential Debate on Sunday. But the candidates essentially repeated comments they made earlier on the campaign trail.

October 10, 2016

Trump Advocate Hamm Warns Against Clinton Victory

Continental Resources Inc. founder Harold Hamm, an unabashed supporter of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, on Tuesday warned a Denver audience in a provocative speech that Democrat Hillary Clinton, if elected in November, would doom the U.S. oil and natural gas industry.

August 24, 2016

Where is Fracking in the Presidential Race?

While the stance of the Republican presidential candidates is well known to be planted on the business side of oil and gas shale and fracking, there appears to be some moderation recently on the Democratic side, where candidates must dodge the slings and arrows of their environmental base.

March 15, 2016

Nearly One-Dozen Seeking Railroad Commission of Texas Post

Nearly one-dozen candidates plan to compete for the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) seat being vacated by current Chairman David Porter.

December 16, 2015


In the fourth paragraph of a story published Sept. 23, 2013 “U.S. West Coast LNG Seen Leading Canadian Terminal Projects” (seeDaily GPI,Sept. 23), the status of the two LNG plants in Oregon was incorrectly stated. Neither of the plants has received authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy for exports to non-FTA (free trade agreement) countries. That paragraph should read: As likely candidates to beat the BC pack of terminal and pipeline schemes Prentice pointed to two Oregon projects: Jordan Cove and Oregon LNG. Both have received authorization for exports to the limited number of countries that have a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States. They are among at least 13 U.S. projects still seeking export authorization to non-FTA countries.NGIregrets the error.

September 25, 2013

New York Fracking Foes Suffer Election Day Defeat

Most of the candidates who ran for office in New York on a platform opposed to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) were soundly defeated at the polls on Tuesday, but it was unclear if Republicans would maintain control of the state Senate with two races too close to call.

November 12, 2012


Justin Furnace, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), is resigning Aug. 12 and the organization is seeking a replacement. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and management experience, with solid working knowledge of the oil and natural gas business. An understanding of the Texas and U.S. legislative process will also be helpful. Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to by Sept. 15. A search committee will contact finalists. For information, visit “This is a critical time for the oil and gas industry, and we feel confident we will find the right candidate to fill the position. In the meantime, we are very fortunate to have Rich Varela, senior vice president and a past TIPRO president, agree to serve as interim president of the association while we search for a new leader; therefore, we will not miss a beat during this transition period,” said TIPRO Chairman David Martineau.

July 24, 2012

Industry Briefs

As had been expected, the acquisition of Australia’s Eureka Energy Ltd. by Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd. is to be completed, Aurora said in a letter to Eureka shareholders. Both companies have acreage in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas. Eureka has three core assets with a combined net acreage position of 6,742 acres, all focused on the Eagle Ford, according to the Australian company’s website. “The assets are at different levels of maturity throughout the value chain, from ongoing production and development, appraisal and development to initial technical development,” the company said. Aurora participates in multiple separate joint ventures that form a contiguous land position totaling 76,989 acres that sit at the heart of the Eagle Ford, according to the company (see Shale Daily, July 3; May 1).

July 6, 2012

Governors, Clinton-Era Officials in Running for Interior

A crowded field of former and existing western governors and former Clinton-era officials are topping the list of candidates being mentioned for secretary of the Interior Department in an Obama administration.

December 8, 2008

Governors, Clinton-Era Officials in Running for Interior

A number of former and existing western governors and former Clinton-era officials are topping the list of candidates being mentioned for secretary of the Interior Department in an Obama administration.

December 3, 2008
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