Crude Oil

As U.S. takes no. 1 spot in crude oil production, infrastructure lags

The United States’ energy renaissance is still on the upswing, breaking records and growing the American economy. But the infrastructure to transport and move the energy produced needs to catch up. From 2010 to 2016, the U.S. saw a nearly...

/ September 24, 2018

I Don’t Appreciate Your Condensate Tone. Wait… What’s a Condensate?

The Department of Commerce commodity classification decision allowing the export of condensates in one specific instance earlier this year fanned the flames of the crude oil export debate. A previous Petro Primer post discusses why this decision was erroneously misinterpreted as...

/ October 1, 2014

These 9 Charts Put Federal Regulations in a Different Light

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently released a report that calculates the costs and benefits of federal regulations including those that impact the oil and natural gas industries. The report is appalling, but unfortunately not surprising to anyone familiar with...

/ August 7, 2014

NDPC Releases Bakken Crude Characterization Study

This falls under the adage “if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck.” The North Dakota Petroleum Council commissioned Turner, Mason & Company to look at the properties and quality of Bakken crude. Conclusions from “The North...

/ August 6, 2014