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Energy Execs: “Break the Cycle of Cutbacks”

Low oil and natural gas prices are causing too many global energy companies to make shortsighted decisions around personnel, infrastructure, and research and development. Who’s saying this? More than half of oil and gas executives. A study by Norway-based DNV GL revealed that 56 percent of 920 global energy companies disagree with their industry’s severe […]

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What Lifting the Export Ban on U.S. Crude Means

For the first time in 40 years, U.S. oil producers will have the opportunity to export crude oil to international markets. Experts’ predictions on what this will mean to U.S. oil and gas companies, consumers, and commodity prices vary. Some speculate the long-term impact will be positive for oil producers as the markets adjust to […]

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Obama Speech Hard on Oil and Gas Industry

Perhaps it is time for changes in the U.S. energy policy that we can all believe in. President Obama’s recent State of the Union address signaled a more hardline approach to fossil fuels and a more supportive role of wind and solar. While taking credit for lower gasoline prices, Obama failed to mention the key […]

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Politics Puts Kibosh on Keystone XL Pipeline

The Obama administration recently vetoed legislation that would allow for the completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Congress has yet to move on overriding the President’s veto, while the final stage of the project moves back to a U.S. Department of State review — where it has been stalled for years. Last month, Texas oil […]

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Keystone XL Pipeline Political Tug of War Rages On

Completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline is unlikely to get a green light anytime soon. Now in its third year of consideration by the U.S. State Department, the issue continues to be a hot-button topic mired in a political tug of war. All signs indicate that the issue will linger through the 2016 presidential election. […]

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Quality and Safety: Not Always Visible From the Ground

At Summit Casing, we’re always looking for new ways to leverage technology to improve quality and make the world a safer place. Safety is at the core of everything we do — whether the focus is on our own people and business or on our customers and the environment.  With that in mind, we’re excited […]

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Likely Voters Favor Energy Development and State Authority on Public Lands

The American public strongly supports boosting domestic oil and natural gas production and letting states — not the federal government — regulate the use of public lands, according to a recent national survey. More specifically: 60 percent support increasing energy production on multiple-use public lands (these do not include national parks and wilderness areas). 77 […]

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Shale Revolution Making U.S. the World’s No. 1 Oil Producer

With the recent news that the United States in 2014 became the world’s largest oil producer — overtaking Saudi Arabia — it marked the first time a country has raised production by at least 1 million barrels a day for three consecutive years. The news also: Spoke loudly to the impact that shale production has […]

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Texas Moves to End Patchwork of Fracking Controls

In Texas, where oil and gas are inextricably woven into the state’s cultural and economic fabric, the increasingly tense debate over fracking restrictions had pitted the state’s firm belief in individual rights and economic freedom squarely against its equally fierce stance for the independent authority of cities and local jurisdictions. That all changed recently, when […]

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