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New Mexico County Believed to Be First to Ban Oil, Gas Drilling

In what is believed to be a first in the industry, elected officials in Mora County, NM, have enacted a total ban on oil and gas drilling.

May 13, 2013
Export of NGLs Will Bolster Gas Production, Analysts Say

Export of NGLs Will Bolster Gas Production, Analysts Say

Natural gas liquids (NGL) account for a significant portion of what many international organizations refer to as “oil production” from the United States, according to analysts from the Brookings Institution.

April 10, 2013

Unconventional Opportunities Still Open in North America, Says Tudor

North American oil and natural gas producers are in the “middle to latter stages of the land grab” for unconventional properties, but there still will be opportunities down the road for others to pitch a claim, said Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Inc.’s (TPH) Bobby Tudor.

March 11, 2013

U.S. Interior Secretary Nominee is a Former Fracker

President Obama’s nominee for Interior secretary, Sally Jewell, former CEO of Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), told a Senate panel Thursday that she can do something that probably no other department nominee could: hydraulically fracture (frack) a well.

March 8, 2013
Patterson-UTI’s Surprisingly Strong Results Upend Forecasts

Patterson-UTI’s Surprisingly Strong Results Upend Forecasts

Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. did something in the final three months of 2012 that no other onshore oilfield services provider has announced yet: hydraulic fracturing (fracking) services climbed and sales surpassed expectations — surprising even company executives.

February 11, 2013

Patterson-UTI Surprises on Strong Growth

Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. did something in the final three months of 2012 that no other onshore oilfield services provider has announced yet: hydraulic fracturing (fracking) services climbed and sales surpassed expectations — surprising even company executives.

February 11, 2013

California Sued by Enviros Over Fracking

The San Francisco-based Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in a California Superior Court Thursday, seeking to get the state to enforce existing laws governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) when it is used in oil and natural gas production. The nonprofit conservation organization alleged that the state is shirking its responsibility.

January 28, 2013

FERC Conference: Shale Gas a Double-Edged Sword

Shale gas is a doubled-edged sword for power generators in the Mid-Atlantic region, supplying them with abundant, low-cost gas while at the same time putting pressure on an already over-taxed pipeline infrastructure, generators said Thursday at the fifth and final FERC conference on gas-power coordination issues.

September 4, 2012

Gallup: Oil and Gas Industry Still Not Feeling the Love

Computers are prone to viruses and sometimes crash, but Americans mostly like the computer industry. However, the yo-yo nature of gasoline prices is something they can’t abide, according to a recent Gallup poll that found the oil and gas industry and the federal government have the “least positive images” among Americans, just like they did a year ago.

August 31, 2012

Experts Watch for Backlash From Super-Low Prices

When North American operators successfully used technology to tap into unconventional onshore natural gas reserves, it triggered a shift in the markets that has upended activity around the world, but where it leads is still a question to be answered, two long-time market watchers said Thursday.

May 18, 2012
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