oil and gas

Reduced Offshore Share in U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Production Lowers Risk from Hurricanes

August 31, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Offshore Energy and Weather Risk

Offshore energy production in the Gulf of Mexico has experienced relatively minor disruptions because of tropical storms and hurricanes in recent years, and the NOAA has predicted a below-normal 2015 hurricane season in its updated Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, released on August 6.[read more]

Oil and Natural Gas Production Job Declines Tend to Lag Oil Price Declines

June 24, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Fossil Fuels and Labor Levels

Employment in oil and natural gas extraction and support activities in the United States reached nearly 538,000 in October 2014, but then it declined by about 35,000 jobs, or 6.5%, over the following six months, through April 2015, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).[read more]

White House Oil and Gas Methane Strategy: Goals and First Steps, But Lots More To Do

January 16, 2015 by David Doniger

The White House recently announced a new environmental goal of cutting dangerous methane pollution from the oil and gas industry from 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025, and set in motion the first regulatory steps towards meeting that goal.[read more]

Western Governors: Cutting Oil, Gas Methane Good for States

December 12, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Governors and State Health

Recently the Western Governors’ Association joined a growing chorus of groups recognizing the importance of action to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. In addition to being the primary component of the natural gas sold at market, methane is a potent heat-trapping pollutant.[read more]

Oil and Gas Investor Editor Leslie Haines: We Will Never Stop Importing Oil, but We May Start Exporting

October 11, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Leslie Haines is editor-in-chief of Oil and Gas Investor magazine. In November 1992, the Independent Petroleum Association of America awarded Haines with the 2nd Annual Lloyd Unsell Award for Excellence in Petroleum Journalism. She is a former president of the Houston Producers' Forum.[read more]

Colorado Floods Highlight Opportunity in Oil and Gas Services: Interview with Jason Wangler

October 17, 2013 by Jim Patrick

Jason Wangler has over five years of equity research experience focused on the exploration and production and oilfield services sectors of the energy space. Jason previously worked at Wunderlich Securities Inc. and Dahlman Rose & Company.[read more]

Ozone Pollution from Oil and Gas Linked to More Health Clinic Visits

May 5, 2013 by Amy Mall

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As a Wyoming study shows, real people are currently paying the price of lax regulations. It’s time to improve the regulation and monitoring of ozone forming pollutants and close the oil and gas loopholes in our environmental laws.[read more]

“I Vote for Energy …”

January 5, 2012 by A Siegel

Editor: The first link above and video below are parodies of the actual Vote 4 Energy campaign; the second link is to the author's blog; this link is to API's actual Vote 4 Energy campaign.The American Petroleum Institute opened up its “Vote 4 Energy” campaign today. This insightful video merits watching … For more, see Vote 4...[read more]

"Energy Reality"

January 5, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles

Earlier today I attended a luncheon and press conference rolling out the annual "State of American Energy" report from the American Petroleum Institute. API's President and CEO, Jack Gerard, also used the occasion to launch a new "Vote 4 Energy" campaign, which he described as a non-partisan effort intended to start a conversation about...[read more]

Setting the Record Straight on Oil & Gas Leases

December 16, 2011 by Mark Green

New, detailed analysis of last week's New York Times story on shale natural gas leasing by Jerry Simmons, executive director of the National Association of Royalty Owners, is up on the Energy In Depth web site. It's well worth the read. Main points - bearing in mind that Simmons' organization represents millions of mineral and royalty...[read more]

Big Numbers: North America's Fossil Inventory

December 6, 2011 by Mark Green

Some eye-opening energy numbers from the Institute for Energy Research's new North American Energy Inventory:Together, the U.S., Canada and Mexico have nearly 1.8 trillion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil - oil likely to exist based on geologic characteristics that can be extracted with current technologies.North...[read more]


Gas Helps (Not Hurts) Renewables And 7 Other Reasons Gas Can Be Green

June 17, 2011 by Matthew Van Dusen

Last week was a good one if you happen to own a natural gas well. Two reports on the outlook for natural gas, gave a glowing assessment of the fuel’s future prospects but one predicted dire consequences for the planet if gas becomes a dominant fuel. Here are eight reasons that view is overly pessimistic, at least in the short run.[read more]

Oil & Gas Go to Washington

May 21, 2011 by Arno Harris

This was a funny week to be in Washington DC. I happened to be in town on Tuesday when the Senate was debating whether to repeal the numerous tax subsidies given to the oil and gas industry. To give you a sense of scale, the subsidies on the block add up to $21 billion over the next 10 years for the top five oil companies alone. Of...[read more]

The Fracking Song: Explainer With Lyrics and Links

May 14, 2011 by Michael Giberson

NYU journalism students produced “My water’s on fire tonight (The Fracking Song)” as part of a collaboration with ProPublica, a non-profit investigative news program that has been examining natural gas drilling and the environment. ProPublica says a bit about the music video here. Explainer.net, another part of the NYU journalism...[read more]

Americans, Congress Critize Delay in Polar Bear Decision

January 18, 2008 by Jesse Jenkins

Today the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing: "On thin ice: the future of the polar bear." The room was full, and there was a fairly good turnout of at least eight Congressmen and women. Children were among those in attendance, their eyes wide as they absorbed the strong words that flew from...[read more]