Five Oil and Gas Executives in Their Own Words

10/9/2018 | The New York Times— Mike Wirth: The world needs a wide range of energy sources to accommodate growing demand while reducing energy poverty. Yet, a polarized energy debate prevents billions from realizing the liberating potential of affordable, reliable energy. I’d suggest a new, more balanced conversation about the future of energy that rests on four principles:

What Does It Mean that America is a Net Exporter of LNG?

10/3/2018 | Forbes— In January, for the first time in 60 years, it was announced that the US had become a net exporter of natural gas. The boom in shale gas exploration over the past decade has left the US with more natural gas than it can use. On top of that, some suggest that “2019 could be the busiest year of LNG” ever, driven by an uptick in large-scale projects. The US has so much gas, in fact, that by 2022 it is predicted to be a net energy exporter, and therefore considered energy independent – for the first time since 1953.

Exxon, Chevron, Occidental join European climate group

10/20/2018 | Chron— Three of the largest U.S. oil companies, Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Occidental Petroleum, said Thursday they have joined the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, a London-based industry group with the mission of reducing greenhouse gas emissions produced from oil and natural gas. Up until now the group, which include the European majors Shell, BP and Total, as well as Mexico’s Pemex and Brazilian Petrobras, did not have a single U.S. company on its membership list.

States See Energy Boom Along with Economic Expansion

9/12/2018 | HuffPost— An oil and gas bonanza in Southwestern states may be helping to drive the continuing national economic boom. The nation’s 4.2 percent growth in gross domestic product, estimated last month by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, is the highest quarterly growth since 2014. State estimates aren’t due until mid-November. “The states that contribute most might be the ones with strong increases in energy production,” including Texas, New Mexico and Colorado, said Mark Perry, an economist at the University of Michigan and an economic analyst for the conservative-leaning American Enterprise Institute.

When Bad Weather Has Struck, Natural Gas Has Been Completely Reliable

9/11/2018 | Washington Examiner— Last year, the United States experienced a series of catastrophic weather events that challenged the durability and resilience of regional power grids. These put to the test the different energy sources we rely on to power American homes and businesses. First, Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast in much of Texas and western Louisiana. Then Hurricane Irma

Like That Cleaner Air You’re Breathing? Fracking Says, ‘You’re Welcome!’

9/5/2018 | Forbes— The U.S. Energy Information Administration released a report on Wednesday offering new evidence supporting the importance of natural gas replacing coal as the leading fuel source for the electricity generation sector of the economy.

Editorial: The Energy Boom

9/3/2018 | The News-Gazette— The U.S. economy continues to do well, the best evidence being the 4.1 percent annual Gross Domestic Product growth rate in the most recent economic quarter.

Liquefied Natural Gas

8/21/2018 | Bloomberg— Natural gas has a lot going for it. It burns cleaner than other fossil fuels, producing about half the carbon dioxide of coal.

Texas Exports More Oil Than It Imports for First Time Ever

8/21/2018 |— The Texas Gulf Coast oil terminals sent abroad more crude than they received in April, the Energy Information Administration said this week.

The development project that’s revealing how energy and the environment can collectively thrive

8/13/2018 | The Washington Post— Russel Lagdon vividly remembers the day he inspected the Australian prime minister’s shoes. As the senior environmental manager at Chevron, Lagdon is one of the staff responsible for overseeing the company’s conservation work in Australia.