Trump’s ‘America First Energy Plan’

President Donald Trump issued his 7-paragraph ‘America First Energy Plan’ shortly after taking office with the goal of lowering the cost of energy and getting rid of regulations. According to the plan, it says disposing of environmental regulations like Obama’s Climate Action Plan would boost wages “by more than $30 billion over the next 7 years.” The […]

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Iran Invites Bidders for Oil and Gas Fields

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC’s) third largest oil producer, Iran, plans to revive its energy sector, following the lifting of international sanctions, by offering oil and gas fields to international bidders. Iran has been trying to restore its oil industry since emerging from international sanctions over its nuclear program earlier this year. The […]

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Interior’s new fracking rules get swift GOP backlash

Politico By Elana Schor The Obama administration unveiled the first major national safety restrictions for fracking on Friday, touching off a swift backlash from the president’s critics in Congress and the energy industry. Two oil industry groups immediately sued to challenge the rules, calling them “a reaction to unsubstantiated concerns,” while 27 Senate Republicans introduced […]

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U.S. Working to Cut Flaring of Natural Gas

UPI By Daniel J. Graeber WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) — The U.S. government will roll out new standards in the coming months to cut the amount of shale natural gas wasted through flaring, the interior secretary said. Much of the natural gas associated with shale oil deposits is burned off, or flared, because of a lack […]

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Can Energy Companies Legally Use Drones?

Breaking Energy By KATE ROSOW CHRISMAN on August 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM With an almost eagle-eye-view of the Rocky Mountains from his office in Denver, Robert Attai advises clients on the emerging field of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), otherwise known as drones. A partner in the law firm of Husch Blackwell, his clients sometime […]

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Commercial Drone Markets: 2014 Year in Review

Drone Analyst Judging by the headlines, 2014 turned out to be the year for drones. I referenced in Tweets a total of 503 articles with the word ‘drones’ in the headline last year.  A Google search brings up about 61.4 million results referring to ‘drones.’  Granted, that search includes references to military and hobby drones, […]

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Drones – Could NASA Technology Benefit The Oil and Gas Industry?

 oilprice.com By Thomas Miller These days drones are catching a lot more attention than from just hobbyists and areal photographers. Even the Secret Service announced plans recently to fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems into otherwise restricted airspace in and around Washington D.C. during the wee hours of the morning. Why? To discover where potential vulnerabilities are […]

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New Technology Cleans Fracking Wastewater And Converts It Into Energy

Manufacturing.net By Andy Szal Researchers from the University of Colorado have developed technology they say could cleanse wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling sites while simultaneously generating additional energy. Critics of the recent boom in hydraulic fracturing operations in the U.S. raised concerns environmental concerns from oil spills to small earthquakes, but wastewater discharged […]

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Natural Gas Production Rises in Feb, Keeps Strain on Prices

Zacks By Nilanjan Choudhury The supply glut from the shale drilling bonanza meant that February was another month when U.S. natural gas production from the Lower 48 states kept growing. As per the latest report from Bentek Energy – the forecasting unit of Platts – February natural gas production was up 1.3% from January to 72.3 […]

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