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Texas Railroad Commission launches two more interactive statewide data maps

AUSTIN - The Railroad Commission of Texas launched two more interactive data maps showing oil and gas drilling permit approvals and the number of wells spudded, which is when operators begin drilling a well. Information is displayed by counts, operators, county locations and on a statewide level. The data is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week beginning with Calendar Year 2018. “With this latest interactive data on the Commission’s drilling permit approvals and wells spudded, our agency is providing more detailed insight into Texas’ energy industry,” said Wei Wang, RRC’s Executive Director. “This helps enhance our regulatory transparency and continues educating the public about one of the state’s top economic drivers.” The Commission’s first series of interactive data on oil and gas production and plugged abandoned wells is very popular with nearly 8,000 unique page views for oil and gas production data and nearly 1,400 unique page views for the abandoned well plugging data since the information’s release in October 2019. Read...
Oil & Gas Production Data Visualization

Oil & Gas Production Data Visualization

Oil production measured in barrels (bbl)Gas production measured in thousand cubic feet (mcf)Data does not include Condensate Oil production from Gas wells and Casinghead Gas production from Oil wells. To view or copy Oil & Gas production data, go to Oil & Gas Production Data Query If you have questions regarding the data, please contact Production Audit at Oil & Gas Division at 512-463-6726.Data Map Accessibility The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is committed to making its website accessible to all users. However, the inherent interactive nature of these maps make accessibility more difficult. The maps were created using Microsoft Power BI, which is accessible software. For more information on the tools’ accessibility features, visit the Microsoft website at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-accessibility. If you use assistive technology and the format of these maps/charts prevents you from using them, contact the RRC’s Accessibility Coordinator by emailing [email protected] or contact the RRC through Relay Texas at http://relaytexas.com/.To enable us to respond in the most helpful way, please be sure to communicate the following:1) the nature of your accessibility problem;2) the format in which you prefer to receive the material;3) the web address of the requested material; and4) your contact information. For more information on accessibility, please see our Accessibility Policy. Last Updated: 1/24/2020 3:43:18 PM - See...
Wells Spudded Data Visualization

Wells Spudded Data Visualization

Data Map Accessibility The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is committed to making its website accessible to all users. However, the inherent interactive nature of these maps make accessibility more difficult. The maps were created using Microsoft Power BI, which is accessible software. For more information on the tools’ accessibility features, visit the Microsoft website at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-accessibility. If you use assistive technology and the format of these maps/charts prevents you from using them, contact the RRC’s Accessibility Coordinator by emailing [email protected] or contact the RRC through Relay Texas at http://relaytexas.com/.To enable us to respond in the most helpful way, please be sure to communicate the following:1) the nature of your accessibility problem;2) the format in which you prefer to receive the material;3) the web address of the requested material; and4) your contact information. For more information on accessibility, please see our Accessibility Policy. Last Updated: 1/24/2020 3:43:18 PM - See...
Drilling Permits Data Visualization

Drilling Permits Data Visualization

Data Map Accessibility The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is committed to making its website accessible to all users. However, the inherent interactive nature of these maps make accessibility more difficult. The maps were created using Microsoft Power BI, which is accessible software. For more information on the tools’ accessibility features, visit the Microsoft website at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-accessibility. If you use assistive technology and the format of these maps/charts prevents you from using them, contact the RRC’s Accessibility Coordinator by emailing [email protected] or contact the RRC through Relay Texas at http://relaytexas.com/.To enable us to respond in the most helpful way, please be sure to communicate the following:1) the nature of your accessibility problem;2) the format in which you prefer to receive the material;3) the web address of the requested material; and4) your contact information. For more information on accessibility, please see our Accessibility Policy. Last Updated: 1/24/2020 3:43:18 PM - See...

In the battle for the world’s biggest oil market, the U.S. has a new advantage

By Alex Longley on 1/20/2020 LONDON (Bloomberg) - The U.S.-China trade agreement is set to intensify the battle for the world’s most prized oil market. China’s imports of U.S. crude may reach 700,000 barrels a day or more this year, estimates from consultants show. That volume, 50% above the previous monthly record, would have put the U.S. among the top 10 suppliers to the Asian nation in the last month for which data is available. As U.S. exporters look to re-establish their trade with the world’s largest crude importer, American barrels will find themselves in fierce competition with supplies from regions that produce similar quality oil, like West Africa and the North Sea. It’s China’s appetite for that lighter, less sulfurous crude, as well as the possible removal of a 5% tariff, that’s likely to dictate exactly how much U.S. oil flows there. “If you look at the energy side it should translate into a rebound in Chinese imports of U.S. crude oil,” said Olivier Jakob, managing director of consultant Petromatrix GmbH in Zug, Switzerland. “If they come to realize what is written then a lot of the supply increase from the U.S. is going to go to China this year.” U.S. exports to China, which surged through July 2018, slumped as trade tensions between the two countries escalated. The Asian nation, which accounted for two-thirds of oil demand growth in 2019, imposed a 5% tariff on U.S. oil from September, making it less economical for refiners. Read...
Oil prices steady, on track for biggest yearly rise since 2016

Oil prices steady, on track for biggest yearly rise since 2016

Oil pumpjacks in the Permian Basin oil field are getting to work as crude oil prices gain. - Spencer Platt | Getty Images   CNBC.com - Published Mon, Dec 30 20199:38 PM ESTUpdated Mon, Dec 30 201910:24 PM EST - Reuters   Oil prices held steady on the final day of the year on Tuesday, heading for their biggest annual rise since 2016, supported by a thaw in the prolonged U.S.-China trade dispute and supply cuts. Brent crude futures for March delivery, the new front month contract, were at $66.66 a barrel, down 1 cent, by 0258 GMT. Brent for February delivery closed on Monday at $68.44 . U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for February was down 3 cents at $61.65. Brent has gained about 24% in 2019 and WTI has risen roughly 36%. Both benchmarks are set for their biggest yearly gain in three years, backed by a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks and output cuts pledged by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies. Read more…  ...