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Energy ESG: Investing in Our Future

An in-depth report on the state of ESG initiatives in oil and gas. Learn more

MarketsSee More

Producers are likely to find a promising borrowing climate in 2022. (Source: Hart Energy; Larry-Rains, Aha-Soft, G B Hart/

Survey: Oil and Gas Price Expectations Bolster Bankers’ Confidence

Haynes and Boone survey shows that a primary indicator leans toward favorable borrowing for producers in 2022.

US Natgas Jumps 4% as Soaring Global Prices Keep LNG Exports Strong

Data provider Refinitiv said output in the U.S. Lower 48 states averaged 96.1 Bcf/d so far in November, up from 94.1 Bcf/d in October and a monthly record of 95.4 Bcf/d in November 2019.

US Asks Japan, China, Others to Consider Releasing Oil Reserves

OPEC and other producers including Russia, known collectively as OPEC+, have been adding around 400,000 bbl/d to the market on a monthly basis, but have resisted Biden’s calls for more rapid increases.

US Crude Oil Stocks Fall Unexpectedly as Refineries Ramp Up

Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub rose by 216,000 barrels, the EIA said, the first time in several weeks that Cushing stocks have increased.

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Oil and Gas Sustainability Strategies: ESG Fact and Follies

Oil and Gas Sustainability Strategies: ESG Fact and Follies

As the hydrocarbon industries face intensifying pressure from stakeholders to emit less, nine oil and gas leaders share their viewpoints on how the industry should deal with expectations versus reality and why that might cut across the grain.

Oil and Gas Private Capital: Family Funded

Oil and Gas Private Capital: Family Funded

As traditional public and private sources of capital step back, family offices are stepping in to fund selective oil and gas deals. The question is, what attracts them and can they fill the gap?

Shale Gas Giant EQT Recognized for Advancing Women’s Leadership, Board Diversity

In addition to achieving 50% female representation on its board of directors, EQT—the largest natural gas producer in the U.S.—increased the percentage of female hires by 15% and diverse hires by 5% in 2020.

Exxon Mobil ‘Back on Track’ to Meet Double Earnings Target, CEO Says

Exxon Mobil set a target in 2018 of increasing earnings to $31 billion by 2025—from 2017’s adjusted profit of $15 billion, excluding the impact of U.S. tax reform and impairments.

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Advanced Technology Takes Aim at Leak Detection

Siemens Energy and Proflex Technology recently highlighted technology that utilizes a modified negative pressure wave and the Internet of Things to find leaks.

Energy Technology Investment: The Quest for Emissions-free Production

Energy Technology Investment: The Quest for Emissions-free Production

Executives of four energy technology companies discuss how digitalization is making carbon management goals possible in the oil patch.

IBM, Amazon Partner to Extend Reach of Data Tools for Oil Companies

The technology is being shared industry-wide on an open-source basis, and only works in cloud computing data centers.

Breakwater Breaks Ground on Facility to Address Midland Basin Seismicity

Breakwater Breaks Ground on Facility to Address Midland Basin Seismicity

Located in southwestern Howard County, Morita commercial recycling facility will serve Martin, Glasscock, and Howard counties with sustainable water solutions. 

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Equinor Awards Contracts to Aibel for Norwegian Offshore Fields

Equinor Awards Contracts to Aibel for Norwegian Offshore Fields

The Krafla field development will be one of the biggest development projects on the NCS in the planned realization period.

Africa Has Sights Set on Hydrocarbon Haul despite Global Shift

Across the African continent, where some 600 million people lack electricity, both well-established and emerging producers are seeking to accelerate hydrocarbon extraction.


CEO of Shale Giant Calls for Cross-sector Collaboration

The oil and gas industry already has the experience and expertise needed to help combat climate change amid the energy transition, Occidental Petroleum CEO Vicki Hollub says.

Helix, Trendsetter Form Global Integrated Hydraulic Intervention Services Partnership

The new partnership will integrate Trendsetter’s 15,0000psi subsea tree injection manifold (15K STIM) and experienced personnel into Helix’s state-of-the-art fleet of well intervention vessels and equipment used to perform well services globally.

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Oil and Gas Investor A&D Trends: Reality and the Damage Done

Oil and Gas Investor A&D Trends: Reality and the Damage Done

Volatility in prices has some “arguing in favor of accelerating the transition away from fossil fuels” and those who still see fossil fuels are needed.

Energy A&D Transactions from the Week of Nov. 17, 2021

Here’s a snapshot of recent energy deals including the acquisition of Veritas Energy’s nonop position by Northern Oil and Gas in a transaction worth over $500 million in the Permian Basin plus a $2.5 billion Freeport LNG deal.

Marketed: Sage Natural Resources Barnett Shale Package

Sage Natural Resources LLC retained EnergyNet for the sale of a Barnett Shale opportunity in North Texas across Hood and Parker counties including operations and nonoperated working interest.

Marketed: White Oak Resources Operated South Texas Position

White Oak Resources retained RedOaks Energy Advisors for the sale of certain properties located in South Texas across Webb, Duval, Goliad, Victoria, Starr and Hidalgo counties.

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Rystad data points to the possibility of profitability in carbon capture. (Source: Hart Energy; rafastockbr, Zakharchuks/

Carbonic Convergence? Analyst Details Profit Potential in Carbon Capture

As the price of carbon rises and the cost of CCS falls, there could be money to be made in keeping CO2 out of the atmosphere.

Enbridge Line 5 Oil Pipeline Case with Michigan to Be Heard in Federal Court

Last month the Canadian government, which intervened in the court case in support of Enbridge, invoked a 1977 pipeline treaty with the U.S. to trigger negotiations between Ottawa and Washington over the pipeline’s fate.

EIA: Impact from Release of US Emergency Reserve Oil Would be ‘Short-lived’

An EIA analysis showed that a release of 15 million to 48 million barrels from the reserve could bring prices down about $2 a barrel and push gasoline prices for a short period of time.

What Is The Emergency Oil Stash Biden May Tap To Counter Inflation?

The reserve currently holds about 606 million barrels (MMbbl) in dozens of caverns in four heavily guarded locations on the Louisiana and Texas coasts.

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Third-quarter results inspired smiles from investors. (Source: Hart Energy)

Third-quarter Results Boost Midstream Confidence

Midstream juggernauts Enbridge, Williams and Energy Transfer report completed projects and numbers to please investors.

Woodfibre LNG Awards Contract to McDermott

EPFC contract moves green LNG export facility forward.

Double E Natural Gas Pipeline Enters Service in Permian Basin

Double E is one of several gas pipelines to enter service this year in the Permian Basin, the biggest shale oil region in the U.S., and should help operators in the region continue to reduce gas flaring.

Japan’s JERA Secures LNG Supply in $2.5 Billion Freeport Deal

Japan’s JERA Secures LNG Supply in $2.5 Billion Freeport Deal

As a result of the acquisition of GIP’s stake, JERA said it will now be involved in the entire existing Freeport LNG project as well as will work to advance new LNG projects.