In an energy-hungry world, natural gas gaining the most – Axios

Natural gas was the fastest-growing energy source in the world last year — when global energy consumption rose at its fastest pace in nearly a decade, according to a new International Energy Agency report. Driving the news: Natural gas accounted for 45% of all energy consumption growth in 2018. Most regions and many industries, including the […]

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CEO of oil group sees no slowdown in US production

The U.S. oil and gas industry is praised by supporters for boosting America to the forefront of global production and attacked by critics who blame it for sowing doubt about the scientific… — Read on apnews.com/132936c2afcb4f44bc3eb01f05b9156d

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Natural gas has climate change-fighting qualities environmentalists can’t imagine – HoustonChronicle.com

Methane could replace steel and all the greenhouse emissions associated with it.

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Expanded Texas Shipping Lane Could Help Cut Trade Deficit By $50 Billion – Texans for Natural Gas

Expanded Texas Shipping Lane Could Help Cut Trade Deficit By $50 Billion – Texans for Natural Gas — Read on www.texansfornaturalgas.com/texas_shipping_lane_cut_trade_deficit

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Exclusive: EPA lifts advanced biofuel mandate for 2019 – document | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lifted its annual blending mandate for advanced biofuels by 15 percent for 2019, while keeping steady the requirement for conventional biofuels like corn-based ethanol, according to an agency document seen by Reuters on Thursday.  The mandate includes 4.92 billion gallons for advanced biofuels that can be made […]

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Oil settles at lowest in over a year, with U.S. prices sliding toward $50 – MarketWatch

Oil futures drop Wednesday to settle at their lowest in more than a year, sending U.S. prices sliding toward $50 a barrel, on the back of a 10th straight weekly rise in U.S. crude stockpiles. — Read on www.marketwatch.com/story/oil-prices-churn-as-us-inventory-climb-expected-2018-11-28

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Forecaster: Houston economy has recovered from downturn – HoustonChronicle.com

The Houston economy has largely recovered from the two-year oil downturn that began in 2014 and economic indicators suggest solid growth ahead for the region, according to analysis by a University of Houston economist. The local economy, after struggling in recent years, is again adding jobs at a strong pace, supported by oil prices above […]

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U.S. oil prices at lowest in nearly 8 mos. as domestic crude supplies climb for 7th week in a row – MarketWatch

U.S. oil prices settle lower Wednesday, at the lowest in almost eight months, after a government report revealed that domestic crude supplies rose for a seventh week in a row, and gasoline stockpiles unexpectedly climbed. — Read on www.marketwatch.com/story/oil-prices-improve-from-multimonth-lows-as-weekend-opec-meeting-looms-2018-11-07

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Halliburton CEO Expects Permian Bottlenecks Gone By End of ’19 – Bloomberg

Halliburton Co. expects bottlenecks in America’s busiest oil field to be relieved by the end of next year. A series of catalysts will drive drilling and fracking activity in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico throughout the next year, Jeff Miller, chief executive officer of the world’s biggest fracker, said during a […]

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New York sues Exxon for misleading investors on climate change risk | Reuters

New York’s attorney general sued Exxon Mobil Corp on Wednesday, alleging that the world’s largest oil company for years misled investors about the risks of climate change regulations on its business. — Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-exxon-mobil-lawsuit/new-york-sues-exxon-for-misleading-investors-on-climate-change-risk-idUSKCN1MY2IB

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