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U.S. oil and gas industry sees no supply chain threat from coronavirus: API

3/18/2020 | Reuters— WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Petroleum Institute oil and gas industry group said on Wednesday that it does not see a significant threat to the U.S. energy supply chain from the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. shale oil output to rise to record 9.08 million barrels per day in April

3/16/2020 | Reuters— NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. oil output growth from the Permian basin is expected to offset declines in every other shale formation in April, helping push overall production up by about 18,000 barrels per day (bpd) to a record 9.08 million bpd, data showed on Monday.

Near-zero emissions natural gas trucks reduce emissions linked to climate change

2/19/2020 | The Sun-Gazette— TULARE – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), officials from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Western Milling, one of the largest and most diverse manufacturers and suppliers of nutrient solutions for plants, animals, and people in the U.S., unveiled the first of a planned 30 new ultra-low emissions trucks the company will deploy at its operation in Goshen, Calif.

Chevron invests in carbon capture technology company

2/18/2020 | Houston Chronicle—Through its startup technology arm, Chevron is joining two other firms in investing in Carbon Clean Solutions, which provides portable carbon capture technology for the oil field and other industrial facilities.

Who Wants Fracking in Their Backyard?

2/10/2020 | Resources— In the fall of 2018, Colorado voters decided whether new or modified oil and gas wells should be set back 2,500 feet from homes, schools, streams, and other human developments or environmental features.

Natural Gas to Drive 40 Percent of 2020 US Electricity

2/5/2020 | Rigzone— Since 2008, the shale revolution has boomed U.S. natural gas production 60 percent to 95 Bcf/d. Long high and volatile, gas prices have become low and stable in the “shale-era.”

Study: Fracking Ban Would Cost Texas 3.2 Million Jobs

1/27/2020 | The Center Square— Texas' economy could suffer a severe blow if a ban on hydraulic fracturing were enacted, as some of the leading Democratic candidates for president have proposed, according to a study published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute.

Significance of Shale’s First Decade Cannot be Overstated

1/27/2020 | World Oil Magazine—The incredible transformation in the world energy landscape during recent years has been, in no small part, brought about by the U.S. shale revolution. The abundant oil and natural gas unlocked by horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has enabled the U.S. to become “the undisputed leader of oil and gas production worldwide” (IEA), and the past decade’s momentum is predicted to continue.

How the Oil Production Boom Has Benefited America

1/22/2020 | The Daily Signal— “We can’t just drill our way out of the problem.” That was the oft-repeated phrase of President Barack Obama, who throughout his presidency argued that the key to beating higher gasoline prices was to subsidize alternative energies, such as solar and wind.

Wind Energy On Track To Surpass Coal Power In Texas

01/13/2020 | Houston Public Media— New data from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) shows power generated from wind nearly caught up to that from coal in 2019. Both now make up about 20% of the state’s energy mix, with wind just 0.3 percentage points below coal.