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India’s upstream needs independent regulator

India’s upstream sector’s history suggests that the government’s varying roles of policy maker, regulator, and operator has led to conflicts of interest and eroded investor confidence. India could better develop competitive, transparent, and efficient …


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Why limit trade?

Busy US President Donald Trump rushes toward a crossfire between his urge to fulfill campaign promises and the need to deliver prosperity. Someone must find a way to tell him he can’t do everything- and certainly not all at once.


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Idaho enters ranks of hydrocarbon producing states

Idaho completed its first full year of commercial natural gas production in 2016, making it the 31st US state to produce hydrocarbons. Drilling activity will most likely continue through 2017 as small operators keep moving into Idaho’s prospective coun…


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Explaining Saudi’s policy

Saudi Arabia’s oil policy, shaped by multiple factors including domestic fiscal-geopolitical objectives, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries dynamics, and market conditions, has been constantly changing.


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House majority leader targets methane, foreign payment rules

Declaring “perhaps no aspect of America’s economy has been as overregulated as energy,” Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said the US House will begin work to repeal, under the Congressional Review Act, the US Bureau of Land Management’s methan…



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Amid uncertainty, industry leaders pursue better federal relations

Oil and gas industry association officials in Washington, DC, are by no means certain what kind of treatment they and their members will get from the incoming Trump administration. It probably will be better than their dealings with Barack Obama’s, mos…


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Murkowski, gas groups express concerns over a depleted FERC

US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-Alas.) and two national natural gas trade associations separately expressed their concerns over the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s no longer having enough members for a qu…



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