FORT WORTH, Texas—Getting credit where it’s due is not something the oil and gas industry receives if you ask Kaes Van’t Hof, CFO and executive vice president of business development for Diamondback Energy Inc.

“It’s very hard, difficult for me personally, to wake up every morning and see three articles about the death of your industry when you know it’s not the case,” Van’t Hof told attendees of Hart Energy’s DUG Permian and Eagle Ford conference and exhibition on July 13. “Diamondback and the industry, in general, are ready to fight this fight.”

Barrels produced in the Eagle Ford and Permian Basin are among the lowest cost and most sustainable barrels in the world, he said. “That has contributed massively to U.S. economic expansion since the global financial crisis, and it’s going to contribute over the next few years.”

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