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Shale driller Diamondback to hold oil output steady through 2022

Diamondback Energy Inc. just gave one of the first shale production forecasts for next year, and it’s holding pat.

Loss of IDCs and Percentage Depletion could cost Texas 120,000 direct upstream jobs, says Alliance

As U.S. House Democrats inch closer to striking a deal on a massive Budget Reconciliation package with their counterparts in the Senate, it is important to note the potential implications for jobs in the upstream sector of the U.S. oil and gas industry.

Permian entrepreneur hatches shale SPAC with billion-dollar ambitions

Special-purpose acquisition companies have targeted electric vehicles, fintech, healthcare and even space this year, largely avoiding oil -- until now.

Op-Ed: Setting the record straight on efforts to prepare for next Texas weather emergency

Recently, there have been several reports inaccurately portraying the efforts of the Railroad Commission of Texas to ensure that oil and gas operators are prepared to operate during the next weather emergency. I would like to set the record straight.

Texas energy regulator exceeds site inspection targets

RRC has managed to exceed the Texas Legislature’s goals for inspections despite the global pandemic that impacted the agency’s operations and its regulated community.

Permian basin oil output nears pre-pandemic levels

Oil output in America’s most prolific shale patch is getting closer to levels seen before the pandemic-driven market crash, as crude prices surge.

Shale drillers see more interest from banks as oil prices rally

Banks are gradually offering more credit to U.S. shale oil and natural gas producers as the industry recovers from last year’s contraction and energy prices rally.

EQT’s CEO calls for more American shale investment to end energy crisis

The largest U.S. natural gas driller is using the global energy crisis to renew his call for more investment in domestic infrastructure such as pipelines, which he says will enable increased exports and ease shortages.

California’s Monterey county loses bid to restart oil drilling ban

A coastal California county’s attempt to curb new oil and gas development suffered another blow when an appeals court upheld a ruling striking down a ban on new wells and hydraulic fracturing.

TotalEnergies and Qnergy work to reduce methane emissions on the Barnett field

TotalEnergies announces deployment of an innovative technology developed by Qnergy, to significantly reduce methane emissions related to its operations on the Barnett gas field in the United States.

Chesapeake Energy names new President and CEO

Chesapeake Energy Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously voted to appoint Domenic "Nick" Dell'Osso as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Apache eliminates routine gas flaring onshore U.S., completing ESG goal early

Apache Corporation has ended routine flaring in its U.S. onshore operations, achieving one of its 2021 ESG goals three months ahead of schedule.

Halliburton And VoltaGrid enter multi-year contract with Aethon Energy for electric fracturing solution

Halliburton Company and VoltaGrid LLC have entered into a multi-year contract with Aethon Energy to deploy an advanced, all-electric fracturing solution in the Haynesville Shale.

Oil above $80 spurs a Permian shale drilling revival

Oil prices around $80 a barrel are once again spurring a revival of shale drilling in America’s biggest oil field, where production is expected to return to pre-pandemic highs within weeks.

U.S. shale drillers fear losing European gas orders to Russia

U.S. shale drillers are increasingly worried that swelling Russian natural gas exports will slash their European market share.

U.S. shale drillers show restraint as oil prices rally, adding to OPEC leverage

U.S. shale oil production will expand at a “modest rate” over the next 18 months even as prices touch multiyear highs, leaving OPEC in a powerful position as the world cries out for more barrels.

Electric fracturing is catching on, but environmentalists are not impressed

Low-carbon hydraulic fracturing is gaining traction across the U.S. But since it still extracts the very oil and gas that fossil-fuel critics want the world to stop consuming altogether, not everyone’s convinced.

Vine Energy deploys Baker Hughes’s advanced analytics to enhance gas production and curtail methane emissions

Natural gas producer Vine Energy has signed a contract with global energy technology company Baker Hughes to deploy its artificial lift solution, ProductionLink Edge, across 100 natural gas wells in Louisiana’s Haynesville Shale.

Record operating costs are slowing the U.S. shale drilling revival

America’s oil producers are boosting output at a slower place as record costs hammer the shale patch, according to a survey of industry executives.

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Mark Patton, Hydrozonix

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