FORUM NEWS

Interior Announces Date for Largest Oil and Gas Lease Sale in U.S. History

Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that the Department will offer 77.3 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development.  

West Virginia House votes to boost natural gas drilling

The West Virginia House voted 60-40 on Thursday to allow drilling for natural gas beneath property where 75 percent of owners of its royalty interests agree.  

House committee approves co-tenancy bill following public hearing

Under current law, a single holdout among hundreds of heirs or owners can effectively stop drilling on a piece of property.  

Budget deal envisions largest oil stockpile sale in history

In an effort to partially pay for new spending, the budget agreement would sell 100 million barrels of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in the next decade.  

Oil World Turns Upside Down as U.S. Sells Oil in Middle East

[I]n a trade that illustrates how the rise of the American shale industry is upending energy markets across the globe, the U.A.E. bought oil directly from the U.S. in December...  

Opinion: Point - Offshore energy is critical to future energy security

Offshore development plays a critical role in U.S. energy security, supplying more than 1 million barrels of oil per day for the last 20 years.  

Permian Seen Second to Saudis for Spare Oil-Output Capacity

The U.S.'s Permian Basin is looking like Saudi Arabia, with as much as 1 million barrels of spare oil capacity ready to go into production, according to Nansen Saleri, former head of reservoir management at Saudi Aramco, the world's largest crude exporter.  

Personal View: Maintaining state's strong energy security is pivotal

As we continue to make our way through this winter season, it's worth remembering the steps Ohio has taken toward energy security - and the work that lies ahead.