Here are 10 things you  need to know about the ongoing conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran that is upsetting oil markets: It is a longstanding conflict between different sects of the religion of Islam that has been raging for centuries. It is true that the recent Iranian provocations dating...
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It would appear we have an addendum to last week’s post. As you have most likely heard by now, Saturday morning saw an attack on facilities at Saudi Arabia’s Aramco. The jury seems to be out on whether it was drones, missiles, or both, and with whom to rest...
Good Idea for Sunday: Fill 'er Up!
Everyone should go to the gas station and fill your tanks today. There’s no need for panic, but you might save a little money by doing that. The attack on Saudi Arabian refining and other oilfield infrastructure by Huthi rebels supported by Iran Saturday has forced the Saudi government to...
The mission of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is "to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations." Those public lands total 247.3 million acres. The vast majority of those acres are in western states, primarily:...
I read recently that the Trump administration has announced it will be ending the years old moratorium on oil and gas leases in Central California’s Coastal Region. This means over 3,000 jobs and around $620 million in tax revenue for the state. Great news, one would think. But, of...
An Oil History Story - Edwin Drake and Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Oil and Natural Gas Production Natural gas production in Pennsylvania reached 6.2 trillion cubic feet last year. This makes it the second-largest natural gas producer in America, only Texas with the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin are before it. In crude oil production, they are a bit further...
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Here are the Top Dozen Oil & Gas stories for April 5, 2018, taken directly from the @GDBlackmon Twitter Feed: We'll take steady.: Oil prices steady on easing US-China trade tension, drop in crude stockpiles  Good. It's a market that deserves to be depressed.: Renewable fuel credits post biggest quarterly loss...
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Here are the Top Dozen Oil & Gas stories for July 24, 2017, taken directly from the @GDBlackmon Twitter Feed: Smelly load of horse manure here. #fakenews: Republicans brewing Russian scandal to target greens  via @politico ummmm...huh?: Oil steady after fall ahead of OPEC/non-OPEC meeting Slow but steady.: Oil Rig Count Falls...
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Here are the Top Dozen Oil & Gas stories for April 9, 2018, taken directly from the @GDBlackmon Twitter Feed: Oh, those nasty tensions.: Oil edges up but US-China trade tensions curb gains  Rigs drilling for oil up 10.: Number of US rigs drilling for gas remains unchanged: Baker Hughes -...
Traveling I-35 on a trip to Corpus Christi, I noticed wind turbines had sprouted where there weren’t any before. It reminded me of an article about the construction of the largest wind farm to date, and how the wind power industry is growing alongside the cries of climate change....