What’s Next for America’s Biggest Oil & Gas Producing States: New Mexico


With New Mexico’s oil boom in full swing, some in the state are experiencing a sense of déjà vu. Output in 2013 and through the first half of 2014 has returned the state to peek production levels. The last time New Mexico had experienced this high level of production was in 1973, but then began a decline over more than three decades.
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Five Best Places to Live if You Work in Oil and Gas


The oil and gas industry is going through an incredible boom period and is now one of the highest paying industries in the country with annual median pay exceeding $90,000. In addition, median pay for highly skilled engineering jobs is even higher, offering median salaries of more than $105,000 per year. While it’s apparent that many workers in the oil and gas sector are doing better than Americans at large, there are dramatic differences in these salaries from location to location.
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U.S. Energy Policies are Affecting Investment Decisions


The recent announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the U.S. will reduce CO2 emissions from coal generation by 30% from 2005 levels by the year 2030 is the latest in a number of policy and regulatory decisions that have and will continue to affect the energy supply and demand balance in the U.S.
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Energy Exports: Slow and Steady will Win the Race


The Commerce Department’s recent decision to allow two U.S.-based companies to export processed condensate is seen by some as a precursor to a complete overhaul of the crude oil export ban that has been in place for decades.
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Energy Realities


It is a reality that our world continues to demand and use more and more resources. Global population has increased to 7 billion with projections of 9 billion in just a few years. We have learned that economic and social stability relies on having a sufficient supply of at least three critically important resources: food, water and energy. Shortage of even one of these and a country is subject to buying (importing) on the open market. Can anyone imagine the U.S. having to buy food and/or water? But yet, we have become all to accustomed to being a nation that buys energy to help meet our expectations as a world economic leader and powerful international ally.
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