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Kentucky Group Shares Winning Formula

As oil and gas activity slowly revives in Kentucky, leaders of the state’s industry trade group credits ongoing discussions with legislators, regulators and interest groups for its continued success in getting approval for bills it backs in the state Capitol. Publication: American Oil and Gas Reporter Issue: May 2018 By Dan Larson Although Kentucky’s oil […]

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Tennessee Oil and Gas Poised for Revival

Publication: American Oil and Gas Reporter Issue: April 2018 By Dan Larson Confronted by the immense volume of natural gas produced in the Marcellus, the energy industry in Tennessee faces a “new reality” as it seeks markets for its production, according to industry executives. Oil development has seen a modest increase in activity in parts […]

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Tipping the Scales: Balance Test Under Pressure

Publication: Greeley Tribune, Energy Pipeline Issue: April 2018 By Dan Larson Of the many avenues opponents travel to block or rein in oil and gas development, raising regulatory hurdles is a favorite. When Boulder County commissioners saw their series of drilling permit moratoria to be legally untenable, they approved a series of regulatory barriers and […]

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Colorado Tightens Flowline Regs

Publication: American Oil & Gas Reporter Issue: March 2018 By Dan Larson | In February, the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission expanded regulations to include regular integrity management surveys of on- and off-location flowlines, crude oil transfer lines and produced water lines. The commission also increased a mill levy on production to help fill […]

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Plastics Pack Stronger Punch

Plastics Innovations Publication: Lightweighting World Issue: January-February 2018 By Dan Larson | The automotive industry is charging ahead into a new era, and lightweighting concepts and materials are providing the fuel. Just around the corner is a world where self-driving cars are efficiently powered by hybrid power plants that integrate electric motors into internal-combustion engine […]

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Read the Trades? Industry Publication Readership Survey

Industry Publications Still Valued Amid Shifting Media Landscape It’s no secret the publishing business, especially the newspaper business, is under tremendous stress. The news industry faces, on one hand, growing pressure from the demanding investors that now own many media companies and on the other, shrinking advertising revenue and internet giants that dominate page-clicks and […]

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Growth Returns to DJ Basin

Publication: Greeley Tribune, Energy Pipeline Issue: December 2017 By Dan Larson Improving efficiencies allow companies to breakeven at lower oil prices Across the DJ Basin, oilfield activity has returned although not to the frenetic levels seen five years ago. Facing increased competition for its share of huge but oversupplied market, the DJ will likely maintain […]

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