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GOP senator calls on Saudis to end its oil price war, says ‘Americans died’ protecting the kingdom

CNBC


America’s strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia may permanently change if Riyadh does not end its latest oil price war, Sen. Dan Sullivan told CNBC on Wednesday.

“The Saudis have really brought in a supply shock at exactly the wrong

Source:Reuters

U.S.-Saudi oil alliance idea born at White House, put on back burner for now

Reuters


WASHINGTON  – Top U.S. officials have for now put aside a proposal for an alliance with Saudi Arabia to manage the global oil market, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter, an idea one of them said …

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Oil retreats from session highs, one day after sinking to 18-year lows

CNBC


Oil prices rose on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to talks aimed at stabilizing energy markets, with benchmarks climbing off 18-year lows hit as the coronavirus outbreak cut fuel demand worldwide.

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Ted Cruz, other senators, warn Saudis to stop using oil in ‘economic warfare’ against the US

CNBC


Sen. Ted Cruz told CNBC on Monday he and eight other GOP senators recently ripped into the Saudi ambassador in a conference call over the oil price war with Russia that has threatened to put American producers out of …

Source: Reuters

Trump to speak with Putin, criticizes Russian-Saudi oil price war as ‘crazy’

Reuters


WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said on Monday he planned to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin and said Saudi Arabia and Russia “both went crazy” in their oil-price war, a battle begun just as the spread of the …

Exxon May Crush Bailout Hopes for Suffering Fracking Companies

Exxon May Crush Bailout Hopes for Suffering Fracking Companies

DESMOG

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Justin Mikulka has written an outstanding opinion piece of current issues surrounding the oil companies dire straights. The key takeaway:" “What happens?” Sheffield said. “As you know there's about 74 public independents, there’s

Exxon May Crush Bailout Hopes for Suffering Fracking Companies

Exxon May Crush Bailout Hopes for Suffering Fracking Companies

DESMOG


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Justin Mikulka has written an outstanding opinion piece of current issues surrounding the oil companies dire straights. The key takeaway:” “What happens?” Sheffield said. “As you know there’s about 74 public independents, there’s

Source: CNBC

House passes $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill, sends it to Trump

CNBC


The House passed a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Friday, sending the unprecedented measure to President Donald Trump’s desk after a scramble to block an effort to delay its passage.

The chamber approved what is believed to …

March 27, 2020 - 3:30 pm Economy, Jobs, Politics & Opinions, Regulatory
Pioneer Natural Resources CEO warns independent oil companies could go bankrupt if production continues amid coronavirus

Pioneer Natural Resources CEO warns independent oil companies could go bankrupt if production continues amid coronavirus

CNBC


Oil & Gas 360 Editor’s Note: Excellent CNBC Fast Money Interview with Scott Sheffield, CEO, Pioneer Natural Resources. Scott talks about several key points:

  • He has asked President Trump to get involved with the price war between Russia and
Source: Reuters

Should President Trump take immediate executive action on Russian, Saudi & OPEC oil imports?

Oil & Gas 360


Should President Trump Take Immediate Executive Action on Russian, Saudi & OPEC Oil Imports?

Yes. This is a “Just Do It” moment for President Trump.

On March 17th I co-authored and article with Daniel Turner …

Haynes and Boone M&A deals structured through bankruptcy panel in Dallas

Haynes and Boone M&A deals structured through bankruptcy panel in Dallas

The EnerCom team discussion about a very timely analysis of world events impacting the United States oil and gas market.

This event from Haynes and Boone was an excellent panel discussion on distressed oil and gas M&A. Panelists from Contango

Amid Coronavirus, steps President Trump must take to protect American energy

Amid Coronavirus, steps President Trump must take to protect American energy

RealClear Energy

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note:

The American oil and gas industry has been navigating some very challenging times.  A variety of ideas have been floated recently regarding how the Trump administration should respond in order to support

Amid Coronavirus, steps President Trump must take to protect American energy

Amid Coronavirus, steps President Trump must take to protect American energy

RealClear Energy

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note:

The American oil and gas industry has been navigating some very challenging times.  A variety of ideas have been floated recently regarding how the Trump administration should respond in order to support

Man-made natural gas disaster for New England

Man-made natural gas disaster for New England

Energy Central


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: Excellent piece by Ron Miller about importing liquefied natural gas from Russia into the New England area, rather than using resources from the United States. 

Boston is importing liquefied natural gas from Russia, …

AOC’S pitch for the Green New Deal is unhinged from Reality

AOC’S pitch for the Green New Deal is unhinged from Reality

The Heartland Institute 


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: This article by James Agresti is an excellent summary of the facts surrounding the Green New Deal. Interesting read and worth your time. 

AOC’s recent comments, along with the actual text …

How long will the slowdown in renewables last?

How long will the slowdown in renewables last?

GreenBiz


Oil & Gas 360 Editors Note: Trevor d’Olier-Lees writes an excellent article looking at the renewable market, and if a downturn is on the horizon.  The key take away’s from the article are surrounding the removal of tax incentives

Coronavirus Warning- The oil and gas market makes no excuses

Coronavirus Warning- The oil and gas market makes no excuses

#hottakeoftheday


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: This is an excellent opinion piece from David. The oil and gas market is not behaving like other industries and making excuses for performance. Yesterday’s O&Gas 360 Closing Bell Email included the Warren

Source: Houston Chronicle

Maduro shakes up PDVSA as Venezuela faces oil emergency

Houston Chronicle


Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro declared an “energy emergency” as he announced a commission to revamp state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA, redoubling efforts to shore up the nation’s crumbling oil industry.

Economy Vice President Tareck El Aissami …

Sen. Bernie Sanders, seen in May 2019, has one of the most ambitious climate change plans among 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, but his opponents say it’s unrealistic. Alex Wong/Getty Images

5 things to know about Bernie Sanders’s aggressive climate strategy

Vox 


Sen. Bernie Sanders is now the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential election, according to recent nationwide polls.

Since climate change is likely to come up at Wednesday night’s debate in Nevada (where he also

India ‘bigger problem’ than China on reducing carbon emissions: Michael Bloomberg

India ‘bigger problem’ than China on reducing carbon emissions: Michael Bloomberg

DH 


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: Last nights Democratic debate was the best entertainment, while being horrifying, evening my wife and I have had in a long time. The Deccan Herald posted a good article of Michael Bloomberg’s comments on

Source: Forbes

Bloomberg’s Energy Policy makes sense for a billionaire. Does it make sense for you?

Forbes


As he rises in the polls and publicity, it is important to examine the implications of Michael Bloomberg’s energy and environment policy. Is it feasible? How would it impact the US economy? What would it mean for the bank …

Democratic Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a rally Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Bloomberg privately funds attorneys in state AG offices while running for president

Lowell Sun


Oil and Gas Publishers Note: There are two legal systems in the United States. Democrat – and then everyone else. Jessica Towhey published a good article covering the billionaire Michael Bloomerg imposing his will on the US citizens.

“It’s going to be a very long delay, because Russia doesn’t have the technology,” Brouillette said in an interview at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. “If they develop it, we’ll see what they do. But I don’t think it’s as easy as saying, well, we’re almost there, we’re just going to finish it.”

U.S. says sanctions mean Russia can’t finish Nord Stream 2 pipeline

World Oil


The pipeline was just weeks away from completion, with 94% already constructed, when U.S. sanctions halted work. There’s a small section in Denmark’s waters that needs to be finished.

MUNICH – (Bloomberg) President Donald Trump’s top energy official …

Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel walk together during a meeting in Rio de Janeiro in 2014. (Imre Toma, https://flic.kr/p/yCehE8; CC BY 3.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

Russia’s Proposed New Pipeline Threatens U.S. National Security Interests

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Oil & Gas Publishers Note: Todd Carney, a first  year student at Harvard Law School, posted a good article. Worth your time.

Since 2014, Russia and Ukraine have been locked in a conflict in Donbas that has killed thousands. …

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2017 file photo, a worker operates valves in Nihran Bin Omar field north of Basra, Iraq. The U.S. has signaled to Iraq it's willingness to extend sanctions waivers enabling the country to continue importing vital Iranian gas and electricity imports, three Iraqi officials said this week. The decision comes amid strained U.S.-Iraqi ties following last month's Washington-directed airstrike that killed a high-profile Iranian general on Iraqi soil. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani, File)

US gives Iraq sanctions waiver for Iranian gas and electricity imports

Arab News 

 


The new waiver gives Iraq just 45 days to show Americans that it is making good on conditions to boost domestic gas supply

Oil & Gas Publishers Note: Please note the flaring in the background. The United

February 15, 2020 - 6:48 am Crude Oil News, Economy, International, Politics & Opinions
Iran is closer ‘than ever before’ to regime collapse, says former Obama security advisor

Iran is closer ‘than ever before’ to regime collapse, says former Obama security advisor

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  • Amid protests fueled by popular anger over the government’s handling of a downed passenger jet, some argue this is the most vulnerable the Islamic Republic’s regime has been since its founding in 1979.
  • Thousands of Iranians are estimated to
Trump proposes selling oil from strategic reserve to fund budget plan

Trump proposes selling oil from strategic reserve to fund budget plan

World Oil 


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Interesting thought process on selling reserves to pay down the dept. Not a bad idea: but how will the country supplement the oil companies should drilling be necessitated in case of a

There’s more oil and gas than ever — and the industry is tanking

There’s more oil and gas than ever — and the industry is tanking

AXIOS


The world’s oil and natural gas companies are drilling their way into financial and social hell.

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Amy Harder has some excellent points backed up with facts and data. This is a good read

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, and Sen. Bernie Sanders participate in the Democratic debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, on February 7, 2020. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Democratic candidates want to use trade to make other countries act on climate change

VOX


Oil & Gas 360 Publisher’s Note: We as a combined community of humans need to work together to provide a path to lower emissions with the right balance of natural gas, oil, nuclear, wind, solar, and geothermal. It also

Source: Houston Chronicle

Democrats accuse Energy Department of underspending on clean energy research

Houston Chronicle


WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy isn’t distributing funding for clean energy research fast enough, House Democrats said Wednesday.

At a hearing before the oversight panel of the House Science and Space Committee, Chairman Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill., …