Entries by Ranger Land and Minerals

US Oil and Gas Industry the World’s ‘Most Important Environmental Movement,’ Energy Exec Says

President and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute Mike Sommers praised the U.S. oil and gas industry as the world’s “most important” environmental movement, Friday, arguing on “Mornings with Maria” that the country needs an administration that can “continue to support” the energy industry. MIKE SOMMERS: Well, let me say something that might be controversial to some. I […]

Texas Gains 5,200 Direct Natural Gas and Oil Jobs from March to April

Texas’ upstream natural gas and oil industry added 5,200 direct jobs from March to April. This is bringing the state’s latest direct upstream headcount to 190,400, the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) said Friday. “Texas operators are responding to the call to increase production, despite facing numerous challenges, including inflationary pressures, workforce […]

Oil Extends Four Weeks of Gains Amid Tight Supply

Oil extended four weeks of gains amid oil tight fuel supply and a weaker dollar. Elevated prices are fanning concerns that the world economy may be heading for a recession. As a result, these concerns will surely affect economies response to the crisis. West Texas Intermediate futures topped $111 a barrel. Gasoline and diesel prices […]

Largest Oil and Gas Producers Made Close to $100bn in First Quarter of 2022

The tumult of war and climate breakdown has proved lucrative for the world’s leading oil and gas companies, with financial records showing 28 of the largest producers made close to $100bn in combined profits in just the first three months of 2022. Buoyed by oil commodity prices that soared following the turmoil caused by Russia’s […]

Permian oil output forecast to hit record high in June -EIA

Oil output in the Permian in Texas and New Mexico, the biggest U.S. shale oil basin, is due to rise 88,000 barrels per day (bpd) to a record 5.219 million bpd in June, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its productivity report on Monday. Total output in the major U.S. shale oil basins […]

Perryman: Texas is Finally Seeing Escalation in Oil and Gas Activity

Want an update on the number of oil and natural gas drilling activity permits issued by the Texas Railroad Commission? Currently it reached an all-time high in March, at more than 1,100. Hundreds of companies of all sizes are jumping into the fray. Activity is picking up across the state, with the Permian Basin reportedly […]

The Oil and Gas Industry is Booming Despite Net-Zero Ambitions

Both the European Union and the United States are firmly on the path to a net-zero economy. This much has been made clear by officials from both sides of the Atlantic. This is despite the EU’s hunt for more gas and the Biden administration’s calls for more oil production. Before net zero ambitions is achieved—if […]