#OilmanNEWS 2017-May-June Alex Mills 

Petroleum Industry News Sends Mixed Signals

There was a variety of news regarding the petroleum industry last week that sent mixed signals to industry observers. First, petroleum economist Karr Ingham said the Texas Petro Index increased again for the second month in a row. The drilling rig count, drilling permits and well completions all increased from the previous month. Next came the news that ExxonMobil will… Read More
#OilmanNEWS 2017-May-June Alex Mills 

Federal Government Overreach Attacked On Many Fronts

The President, Congress, and the Texas Legislature all have been very active in implementing executive orders, legislation, resolutions, and letters to reduce the federal government’s massive regulatory overreach. It all started with President Trump’s State of the Union address on Feb. 28, in which he said economic recovery must begin by reducing massive regulations on American businesses. The next day… Read More
2017 January-February Alex Mills Contributors Oklahoma 

Oklahoma AG Nominated as Director of EPA

President-elect Trump’s nominee for Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, has been met with praise and criticism from members of the Senate, who will be voting to confirm him soon after Trump takes office on Jan. 20. Praise has come from both Senators from Oklahoma, Jim Inhofe and James Lankford, and numerous conservative organizations. Opposition… Read More
2016 November-December Alex Mills Contributors 

Carbon Dioxide and Methane Emissions Decline Again

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions have declined again, according to two new reports from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Energy Information Administration (EIA) at the Department of Energy (DOE). The EPA report issued on Oct. 7 stated that methane released from the nation’s petroleum and natural gas sector declined 3.8 percent in 2015, marking the fourth… Read More
2016 September-October Alex Mills Texas 

Numerous States, Oil & Gas Industry Fighting EPA’s New Methane Rule

States and industry representatives continue to challenge in court the legality of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) methane rules aimed at the domestic oil and gas industry. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed suit in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently challenging EPA’s “federal overreach”. More than a dozen states have sued over the rule… Read More
2016 July-August Alex Mills 

EPA Continues Rigorous Regulation of Oil Industry

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new methane emissions regulations have drawn criticism from the oil and gas industry and a growing number of members of Congress. EPA finalized the regulations on May 12, and industry quickly responded that the massive regulations will be burdensome financially and that it will take many man-hours to come into compliance with the information demanded.… Read More
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