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‘Joe Biden Will Not Ban Fracking,’ Says Harris in VP Debate

‘Joe Biden Will Not Ban Fracking,’ Says Harris in VP Debate

A Biden administration will not ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) if he wins the November election, his vice presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris (CA), said repeatedly during a debate with Vice President Pence Wednesday night. Energy and climate change figured more prominently during Wednesday’s contest in Salt Lake City than in the chaotic presidential debate that…

October 8, 2020
California Proposed Fracking Ban Called ‘Job Killer’

California Proposed Fracking Ban Called ‘Job Killer’

The California oil and natural gas industry is throwing cold water on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plans to require by 2035 all new in-state cars and passenger truck sales be zero-emission and by 2024 have a legislative ban on oilfield hydraulic fracturing (fracking). In an executive order (EO) signed earlier this month, Newsom set out “clear…

September 28, 2020
E&Ps Finding Room for Optimism in Mexico Natural Gas Sector

E&Ps Finding Room for Optimism in Mexico Natural Gas Sector

Private exploration and production (E&P) operators that have secured licenses to operate in Mexico are finding success, they said at the Mexico Gas Summit held virtually on Tuesday. Jaguar E&P CEO Warren Levy said the company has drilled four successful wells this year and plans to drill more than 25 in 2021. Jaguar has the…

September 10, 2020
Energy Industry Warns of Dire Consequences if Natural Gas, Oil Development Banned on Public Lands

Energy Industry Warns of Dire Consequences if Natural Gas, Oil Development Banned on Public Lands

The American Petroleum Institute (API), joined by state energy industry groups, warned of negative consequences if a natural gas and oil development ban was imposed on public lands and waters. The analysis, prepared for API by OnLocation using software that also is used by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for its Annual Energy Outlook, indicated…

September 9, 2020
Mexico Needs to Develop Domestic Natural Gas Resources, Say Industry Experts

Mexico Needs to Develop Domestic Natural Gas Resources, Say Industry Experts

Mexico needs to work towards developing its vast natural gas resources as it pivots to building an energy matrix around gas and renewables, according to a series of industry panelists who spoke virtually Tuesday at the Mexico Gas Summit.  “We depend on natural gas. If we are going to compete internationally, we need to have…

September 8, 2020
Liberty Oilfield Supercharging North America Fracturing Business with Schlumberger’s OneStim

Liberty Oilfield Supercharging North America Fracturing Business with Schlumberger’s OneStim

Denver-based Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. is set to become the third largest oilfield services operator in North America after clinching a deal to take over Schlumberger Ltd.’s massive hydraulic fracturing business. In the agreement, the Houston-based giant is contributing its onshore OneStim completions business in exchange for a 37% stake in Liberty. OneStim provides pressure…

September 1, 2020
Wave Goodbye to Fracking in 2020 as Coronavirus Devours Demand, Says Liberty Oilfield

Wave Goodbye to Fracking in 2020 as Coronavirus Devours Demand, Says Liberty Oilfield

Denver-based Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. is expecting to see “very little” completions activity through the rest of the year across North America as Covid-19 continues to consume energy demand.

April 29, 2020

Alberta Tightens Quake Monitoring, Response Protocols for Oil, Gas Operators

Confirmation that horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) caused three central Alberta earthquakes since 2014 has resulted in tightened safety controls on industry operations.

January 27, 2020

Alberta Tightens Quake Monitoring, Response Protocols for Oil, Gas Operators

Confirmation that horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) caused three central Alberta earthquakes since 2014 has resulted in tightened safety controls on industry operations.

January 27, 2020

New York Governor Pushes to Permanently Ban Hydraulic Fracturing

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has included legislation in his budget proposal to permanently ban “high-volume” hydraulic fracturing in New York, five years after state regulators took action to stop unconventional natural gas development.

January 24, 2020

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