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US to Become Net Oil Exporter - IEA Releases WORLD ENERGY OUTLOOK 2017

US to Become Net Oil Exporter - IEA Releases WORLD ENERGY OUTLOOK 2017

The International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook 2017 report once more points to the future expansion of US oil exports. “A remarkable ability to unlock new resources cost-effectively pushes combined United States oil and gas output to a level 50% higher than any other country has ever...

Small Private Equity Managers Outplay High AUM Peers

Small Private Equity Managers Outplay High AUM Peers

The future of the energy industry in our post-Shale Revolution America will turn on a prudent and sustained application of capital -- human capital and technological capital, as well as the more traditional capital resources. 
As an industry observer and active participant, it is...



Understanding America’s Crude Export Boom

Understanding America’s Crude Export Boom

It is no secret that the shale revolution dramatically altered the geopolitical map of oil production, giving the US a prominent role, and reducing our reliance on imports. Along the path to the much coveted self-sufficiency, the US has also had a chance to export massive amounts of...


Saudi’s First Quarter Report Suggests Sluggish Reform Efforts

Saudi’s First Quarter Report Suggests Sluggish Reform Efforts

Saudi Arabia’s ambitious plans to transition away from oil dependence by 2030 remain in a fledging state, according to the Saudi Ministry of Finance’s 2017 first quarter fiscal performance report released May 11.
Props to the nation for cutting its budget deficit by nearly 71% in...

Environmental Challenges and Strategies for Permian Basin Investments

Environmental Challenges and Strategies for Permian Basin Investments

Investments in the Permian basin have been growing steadily. ExxonMobil has invested $6 billion in land across New Mexico. Noble Energy has invested $3 billion around the Texas border.
The University of Texas, which manages 2.1 million acres of Permian Basin land, has seen a substantial...


3 Rising Trends Impacting Global Energy Investment

3 Rising Trends Impacting Global Energy Investment

Tectonic shifts across the global energy sector created by the U.S. Shale Revolution have placed energy investment decisions in the driver’s seat when it comes to the future of environmental sustainability and global security.
Finance and energy industry leaders assembled in Paris at...

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