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Where the U.S. Oil and Gas Industry Stands Heading Into 2018

Where the U.S. Oil and Gas Industry Stands Heading Into 2018

Just one year ago, even expert oil and gas industry analysts couldn’t have predicted the level of good fortune the industry has seen in recent months. What major developments helped to spur on the domestic industry this past year? As we break in the New Year and close the books on 2017,...

U.S. Shale Investors Indulge in Creative Vehicles

U.S. Shale Investors Indulge in Creative Vehicles

Investments in U.S. shale are soaring once again after 2014’s collapsing oil prices led bank lenders to retreat from funding oil production. Despite scattered concerns around returns, surging optimism has led investors to dole out cash for drilling and output –taking advantage of...


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...

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