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The exponential increase in flaring for economic reasons has become the prime mover in the current natural gas flaring discussion. For instance, from 2010 to 2019 the Texas Railroad Commission reported a 20X increase in flaring permit applications, going from approximately 300 in 2010 to 7000 in 2019. Those are...

Natural gas flaring is a topic that captured everyone’s attention over the past few years, and with good reason. Estimates vary, but here are a few numbers that seem to grab everyone’s attention: 1. Texas flares the same amount of natural gas as it uses residentially. Restated, the amount we use...

What does this mean for mineral owners? 1. If your mineral holdings are outside of the Permian and core areas of the Eagle Ford, Bakken, Marcellus, and Haynesville, be patient. Should the pandemic carry on in full force longer than expected – through 2021 – those mineral owners outside of the...

Wildcards As it stands, a prolonged pandemic stretching across 2021 is likely to lead to significant consolidation and concentration in the domestic oil and gas industry. What could change that? A. Capital flight leads to new financing mechanism The present private equity model that has driven so much of the growth in private...

Any forecasts about what is coming in the next weeks and months for the energy markets has to begin with the disclaimer that things remain fluid. With significant unknowns surrounding the incoming US presidential administration policies, the vaccination pace in Western countries, and OPEC+ moves, yesterday’s gains could easily be...