U.S. Breaks Records to Become Global Leader in Oil and Natural Gas Production

The U.S. energy revolution that’s taken place since 2000 catapulted the country to become the global leader in petroleum, including oil, and natural gas production in 2018, according to a recent report from the Energy Information Administration: “Last year’s increase in the United States was one of the largest absolute petroleum and natural gas production

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President Trump Sees First Hand the Results of the Appalachian Basin’s Record Shale Production

The Appalachian Basin’s energy future has never looked better. As President Trump explained in a speech during his visit to Shell Chemical’s ethane cracker facility that is currently under construction in Beaver County, Pa.: “With your help, we’re not only unleashing American energy, we’re restoring the glory of American manufacturing and reclaiming our noble heritage

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West Virginia Sets New Oil and Natural Gas Production Record (Again)

West Virginia continues to add to the prolific Appalachian Basin’s status as one of the world’s top-producing natural gas regions. [embedded content] For the 10th year in a row, West Virginia set a new oil and natural gas production record, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. Between 2017 and 2018, natural gas production

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Debunked Research is Used Yet Again to Attack Oil and Natural Gas Production

A recent Corpus Christi Caller-Times opinion column begins with an emphasis on a claimed lack of “Science. Evidence. Facts.” in policymaking decisions surrounding fracking. And yet, the notable absence of these very things in the author’s claims demonstrates just how out-of-touch with reality the piece’s calls for a ban on fracking and a halt to

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USA Today’s Flaring Editorial Is Glaringly Inaccurate

While a recent USA Today editorial demonstrates the outlet’s desire to add some “flare” to its content, it also showcases a limited knowledge of the oil and natural gas industry’s flaring process. As Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian explained in a rebuttal to the piece: “’Flaring’ is an important part of America’s rise to

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Voluntary Environmental Partnership Leading Emissions Reductions Across Oil and Natural Gas Industry

The U.S. oil and natural gas industry is working together to reduce emissions, and these efforts by many of the nation’s leading energy companies are seeing significant results.  In fact, companies voluntarily participating in the Environmental Partnership found methane leakage rates across their operations to be only 0.16 percent – 10 times lower than U.S.

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House Republicans Highlight the Strengths of American Energy Production

Republicans took to the House floor this week to discuss “the American energy renaissance” that’s helped power economic growth, create jobs, boost innovation, lower emissions, and strengthen national security. The members who spoke are from the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) – a caucus of House Republicans led by Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep.

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Voluntary Efforts Result in Significant Oil, Natural Gas Methane Emissions Reductions

Voluntary efforts to reduce oil and natural gas methane emissions are seeing significant results, according to recently released federal data. Since its inception in 2016, more than 60 companies from all segments of the oil and natural gas industry have voluntarily participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program. These

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Oil and Gas Powers Record Revenue in New Mexico

New Mexico is poised to receive $1.11 billion in revenue from activities on its public lands in fiscal year 2019, according to the New Mexico State Land Office. This is a 30 percent increase over the $852 million generated in FY 2018 – and it’s being driven by the oil and natural gas industry. As

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U.S. Crude Oil Production Reaches Another Milestone

On the heels of news in April that Texas and New Mexico’s Permian Basin is the highest producing oilfield in the word, we now know that the United States hit another record that same month, thanks in large part to production in that region. U.S. crude oil production reached 12.2 million barrels per day in

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Fact Sheet: What Is Flaring?

Flaring is a temporary and necessary practice in oil and natural gas production that is used to ensure safety and mitigate emissions. Despite this, the practice has received negative media​ attention that is often lacking  important context. Production companies strive to find innovative ways to reduce the need to flare, and the results of these efforts are clear: U.S.

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New Mexico is Rich with Oil and Natural Gas Revenue

Prolific oil and natural gas production – particularly in Eddy and Lea counties that sit atop the Permian Basin – is driving a record-breaking revenue year for New Mexico, according to a recent New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee report. As New Mexico Oil and Gas Association Executive Director Ryan Flynn told EID: “A historic expansion

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Rystad: The World is Dependent On American Energy

Thanks to the shale revolution, the United States will account for almost a quarter of global oil and natural gas production by the early 2030s, according to the head of Rystad Energy. This rising global footprint comes from continued innovation by American energy companies, which allows them to optimize operations and extract oil and natural

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