FORUM NEWS

U.S. Feb shale output expected to rise to 6.55 mln bpd: EIA

The global oil market has been closely watching U.S. output, which may continue to contribute to global oversupply even as OPEC members, Russia and other producers curb production.  

U.S. expected to become net exporter of natural gas for first time in decades

[T]hanks to increased natural gas exports to Mexico, LNG exports to at least 20 countries and less gas flowing into the country from Canada, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.  

In oil drilling, science replaces art

Everything is becoming more efficient. Fewer rigs are required because modern drilling rigs can drill more wells faster and longer. The increasing automation and use of robotics mean fewer people in the oil fields.  

Oil and gas should be included in federal infrastructure push

"And this isn't just about the dollars and cents. Getting the policy right on energy infrastructure will lead to greater reliability, safety, security, and affordability."  

NYC sues, divests from oil firms over climate change

New York City is taking on the oil industry on two fronts, announcing a lawsuit Wednesday that blames the top five oil companies for contributing to global warming and saying the city will sell off billions in fossil fuel investments from the city's pension funds.  

Secretary Zinke Announces Plan For Unleashing America's Offshore Oil and Gas Potential

Draft Proposed Program considers nearly the entire U.S. Outer Continental Shelf for potential oil and gas lease sales.  

Deep Freeze in U.S. Creates Heating Squeeze for Homeowners and Utilities

Homeowners, businesses and utilities across much of the United States were keeping a close watch on fuel supplies Wednesday as a record-setting cold snap caused demand for heating oil and natural gas to soar.  

Cold snap drives gas prices, rekindles pipeline debate

Bitterly cold weather is causing a spike in natural gas prices that is rekindling debate over expanding pipelines to the region.