Tracking the Drilling Rig Feeding Frenzy

8:25 am | March 18th, 2014

Article from DrillingInfo. Two trends have come together to produce a frenzy of drilling rig activity across the country. First, modern tight oil and gas development continually requires a large number of new wells to maintain and increase total production volumes. Separately, rig cycle times have been on the decrease, so that the number of… Read More →

Gulf Coast set for Bakken-like boom with liquefied natural gas

5:51 pm | February 23rd, 2014

Article from By Joshua Rhett Miller Published February 23, 2014 The energy boom that has North Dakota boasting the country’s lowest unemployment rate — and skyrocketing real estate prices — could soon do the same for the Gulf Coast. Dozens of facilities are set to sprout up along the Louisiana and Texas coasts to… Read More →

U.S. may be inching toward oil independence

10:03 am | February 12th, 2014

Article from By Paul Davidson. U.S. oil imports are down 17% since 2010, helping narrow the trade deficit. U.S. oil imports fell sharply again in 2013 while petroleum exports rose, leading some analysts to proclaim that a new era of energy independence is just a few years away. Experts largely credit new drilling techniques… Read More →

As Fracking Proliferates, Landowners And Drillers Face Safety, Security Concerns

10:49 am | December 24th, 2013

Article from By Loren Steffy A few weeks ago, Bill Blackwell turned off a stretch of road in South Texas and onto a property where five oil wells are being drilled. Nobody stopped him. Blackwell wasn’t a threat. He owns the property, on which he has a second home. The drilling company, though, was supposed… Read More →

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