Asia’s crude oil imports from the United States climbed to a record in August, but that may be as good as it gets for some time – and it’s not just the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing to blame. — Read on http://www.reuters.com/article/column-russell-crude-usa-asia/column-asias-imports-of-u-s-crude-hit-record-but-pullback-likely-russell-idUSL3N25U1CCRead more "COLUMN-Asia’s imports of U.S. crude hit record, but pullback likely: Russell – Reuters"
Natural gas was the fastest-growing energy source in the world last year — when global energy consumption rose at its fastest pace in nearly a decade, according to a new International Energy Agency report. Driving the news: Natural gas accounted for 45% of all energy consumption growth in 2018. Most regions and many industries, including the […]Read more "In an energy-hungry world, natural gas gaining the most – Axios"
The Department of Energy (DOE) in March 2018 released a 52-page report outlining its multi-year strategy to improve cybersecurity. In the report’s introduction, Assistant Secretary Bruce J. Walker noted that — Read on http://www.powermag.com/Read more "Strengthening the Energy Sector’s Cyber Preparedness"
Here’s why Chevron agreed to acquire Anadarko in a deal valued at $50 billion. — Read on http://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2019/04/14/why-chevron-bought-anadarko/Read more "Why Chevron Bought Anadarko"
The U.S. oil and gas industry is praised by supporters for boosting America to the forefront of global production and attacked by critics who blame it for sowing doubt about the scientific… — Read on apnews.com/132936c2afcb4f44bc3eb01f05b9156dRead more "CEO of oil group sees no slowdown in US production"
U.S. shale energy companies are cutting their spending levels in 2019, but they’re still planning on increased oil and gas output as the nation continues to hit new production records. Shale energy companies plan to cut their capital spending by 5 percent on average after crude prices plunged late last year, even though Big Oil […]Read more "U.S. energy companies produce more oil even as they cut spending"
Sooner or later, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the other party nations to the OPEC-Plus export limitations agreement are going to exhaust their running room for additional cuts. When that happens, the U.S. shale boom will probably come to a rapid halt. — Read on http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidblackmon/2019/02/22/the-oil-and-gas-situation-is-a-train-wreck-around-the-corner/amp/Read more "The Oil And Gas Situation: Is A Train Wreck Around The Corner?"
Midland led the nation in job growth, with employment in the West Texas county surging by nearly 12 percent — more than seven times the national average, the Labor Department reported Wednesday. — Read on http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/energy/article/Midland-crushes-nation-in-creating-new-jobs-13632304.phpRead more "Midland crushes nation in creating new jobs – HoustonChronicle.com"
The U. S. Attorney’s Office announced a jury convicted Justin Lane Foust, 42, of Sulphur, Oklahoma, of wire fraud, money laundering, and aggravated identity theft in connection with fraud against Chesapeake Energy. Foust was employed by Chesapeake Operating, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, from April 2002 until September 2011. Foust formed […]Read more "Oklahoma man convicted in multi-million-dollar oil and gas fraud | KOKH"
Weatherford International’s stock is trading below $1 a share. Schlumberger expects growth in its shale business to flatten or decline. General Electric reduced its ownership stake of Baker Hughes. Halliburton’s stock market value has fallen below what it was at one of the worst points of the last oil bust. Energy services companies are facing […]Read more "Oilfield services companies face another tough slog – HoustonChronicle.com"