Welcoming Donald Trump as Our 45th President

As celebrate the 45th Presidential Inauguration, I am excited to welcome a president who understands the importance of energy to our economy and national security. I am confident that President Donald Trump will advance American energy security and prioritize American energy development.

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Top 9 Predictions for Oil and Gas in 2017

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By Ryan Sitton

In just 15 days, President-Elect Trump will be sworn in, and I expect a huge change from the last eight years of misguided Washington energy policies. OPEC’s agreement to cut production will be tested, investment is returning to Texas, and the overall outlook... Read more

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Energy Industry Proves Resiliency in 2016

By Ryan Sitton

As we approach Christmas and the New Year, it’s a great time to reflect on what 2016 brought us and what 2017 has to offer. The energy industry has accomplished much this year and been resilient in spite of the challenging commodity price environment and Obama regulations.... Read more

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Texas Resiliency Pushes OPEC to Cut Production

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By Ryan Sitton

Texas shale producers have been so successful and resilient OPEC took action recently to limit its oil production. 

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U.S. drilling industry, particularly in Texas, poised for burst of activity growth in 2017

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By Ryan Sitton
For Drilling Contractor
Nov/Dec Issue

The outlook for oil and gas drilling is strong, particularly in the United States. This year signified a shift in the oil and gas industry as oil prices have increased by more than 50% since their January 2016 lows. Now,... Read more

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LNG Exports will Open Doors in Europe

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By Ryan Sitton

As technology has advanced, it has opened doors for the U.S. producer in new markets. Because of liquefied natural gas, U.S. exports are reaching more and more parts of the world, including Latin America, the Middle East, India and European nations. 

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Oil and Gas Highlights – October

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The past month has been exciting for the oil and gas industry—we’ve seen natural gas prices rise above $3, oil prices are promising at just over $50 per barrel, and investors are putting more money into infrastructure in Texas. 

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Crude Oil Trading: Where it Began and Future Predictions

Crude oil production in Texas grew more rapidly from 2005 through 2014 than anywhere else in the world. This massive expansion of Texas production is making America less dependent on foreign crude and causing significant internal strife amongst OPEC nations. Texas oil producers are sending shockwaves through the global... Read more

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The Energy Race

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I’ve spent my entire career in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries—20 years of experience that I now put toward my position as your Railroad Commissioner. Anyone who knows me also knows that I tend to “geek” out over the science and technology behind energy... Read more

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