Haynesville Exclusives

Private equity, Post Oak, Frost Cochran, Memorial Development, Range Resources,  Crimson, Frank Starr, Tripp Rivers, Oil, Gas, Permian, Eagle Ford

In fourth-quarter 2016, nearly all of the $11.9 billion in transactions were made by public companies purchasing from private-equity firms.

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The company forecasts economic growth in developing countries to lead the way for energy consumption while oil and natural gas become the dominant resource by 2040.

NAPE US Shale Industry Aggressively Returns

The industry is coming back to life, with recovery reaching outside the prolific Permian Basin.

oxy, QEP, Sanchez Energy, Permian, Eagle Ford, Vicki Hollub

Targets emerge for Sanchez while Oxy plans to sell $1.5 billion in assets and QEP may move the Pinedale.

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The year of the Permian dominated upstream transactions.

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The arrangement gives Comstock the ability to continue expanding its footprint in the Haynesville while minimizing its upfront cash outlays, an analyst said.

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Trump may be willing to abide by some of the Paris climate accords, particularly those that jeopardize U.S. trade with a carbon tax.

An expanded Panama Canal opens up opportunities for U.S. exporters, especially in LNG and ethane markets.

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Chesapeake has now either signed or closed about $2.5 billion of divestitures in 2016—exceeding its goal for the year by about $500 million.

Matador Resources, Acquisition, Delaware Basin, equity offering

The company is focusing on the Delaware Basin and idling new activity in its holdings in the Eagle Ford Shale.

A few Republicans questioned the appointment of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State due to his dealings with Russia.

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But exploration should return to profitability next year, partly driven by lower costs, according to an energy consulting firm.