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Technology and Politics Mix in the Downstream 2017 September-October Features 

Technology and Politics Mix in the Downstream

There’s a popular phrase in American public affairs: “All politics is local.” Although the quip is more closely aligned to former U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill, its origins are far more unclear than a simple history textbook reference. Applied more liberally, it’s an idiom that can hold true for any industry heavily immersed in both technological advances and political jockeying,... Read More
Shale Plays Rejuvenating Yet Discordant Tune for American Oil and Gas 2017 July-August Features 

Shale Plays Rejuvenating Yet Discordant Tune for American Oil and Gas

The oil industry has always had a stunning fascination with numbers. To the casual observer, it may at times seem that the oil and gas industry’s love of numbers supersedes all else. When most newsworthy topics about the industry find their way to print, there’s invariably a number somewhere leading the story, inexorably answering the key questions: “how much?” or... Read More
Amid FERC Commissioner Shakeup 2017-May-June Features 

Amid FERC Commissioner Shakeup

Oil and Gas Companies Seek to Give Regulatory Body More Control Over Timeline Enforcement On March 14, 2017, Dominion Energy President Diane Leopold went before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Resources to deliver a message on several energy projects, including the highly-politicized Atlantic Coast Pipeline, or ACP. Leopold’s statements highlighted the noticeably lengthy process that oil and gas... Read More
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