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  • 8 CEOs are speaking, including top executives from: WaterBridge, XRI, Lagoon, Goodnight, Blackbuck, Breakwater, H2O Midstream and CDX
  • E&Ps will be well represented, including water team leads and managers from Chevron, Exxon, Oxy, and Diversified just to name a few
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Here is this week’s industry news & analysis…

News Digest

Palisade Pipeline Announces Open Season on its Rail Runner Produced Water Gathering Pipeline in the Permian Basin

Palisade Pipeline LLC (“Palisade”) announced today that the company is running a non-binding open season on their Rail Runner Produced Water Gathering system in the Northern Delaware Basin.

Contamination leaves NM town with fewer than 20 days of clean water

Contamination has left a northern New Mexico town with less than three weeks worth of clean water.

Energy Water Solutions Deploying In Haynesville

Newly manufactured VOX™ units now in blue are headed to the Haynesville Shale...

WATER TALENT POOL: Gulfport Hiring EHS Production

Gulfport Energy has an opening for EHS Representative, Production...

Finally... Maybe... A Decision Might Be Made On The Lizard? Deadline Set For Summer 2023 In Multi-Year Debate

On August 25, 2022, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) filed a stipulated settlement agreement (Agreement) in a case challenging the agency’s failure to timely make a 12-month finding on a petition to list the dunes sagebrush lizard (Scleroperus arenicolus) (Petition). Under the Agreement, the Service will submit a 12-month finding on the Petition to the Federal Register no later than June 29, 2023.

Produced Water Claim Investigations

Produced water losses often necessitate large excavation projects with costs quickly expanding into the range of $1M+, placing all involved parties in precarious positions with outstanding costs. This article addresses some of those issues.

U.S. Department of Energy Seeks Information on Water Research Needs Related to Produced Water and Legacy Wastewaters Associated with Thermal Power Plants

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) released a Request for Information (RFI) on the characterization, treatment and cleaning, and management of effluent waters from oil and natural gas development and production, along with legacy wastewaters associated with thermal power generation.

Appalachian SWDs For Sale

Two commercial saltwater disposal wells located in the gas rich Utica shale of Ohio.

We Could All Use A Little Cold Weather Right About Now... Check Out Flow Joints In The Snow!

Flow Ts and Y laterals must be constructed using lap joint flanges and are easily integrated into the CORE Liner® system. Since CORE Liner® is a corrosion-resistant system, it is recommended that flow joints are internally coated or fabricated using stainless steel materials.

XRI Recycling Stats

"Even more progress as XRI is on track to recycle 365,000,000 barrels of water in the Permian Basin this year. This is a 35% increase over last year at this time."

Wastewater spill near Ray, ND being cleaned by Hess

One month ago, an oilfield wastewater pipeline began leaking, but it wasn’t discovered until a little over a week ago.

Imperial Oil reporting spill in Norman Wells occurred under Mackenzie River

Nearly a month after the incident was first reported, Imperial Oil has confirmed that the produced water line that spilled in Norman Wells, N.W.T. is underneath the Mackenzie River.

Diamondback Energy, Inc. and Rattler Midstream LP Announce Completion of Merger

The merger resulted in Diamondback acquiring all of the limited partner interests in Rattler not already owned by Diamondback and its subsidiaries.

SRA Are Working?

Rob Bruant said he thinks efforts to reduce disposal volumes and pressures in the SRA around the Gardendale area may be having an impact in terms of reducing seismic events in the area. “They seem to be tempered or reduced. We need time to get the full picture, but it looks promising,” he said.

Surge in oil prices could push UT System's endowment to nation's largest

Harvard is the oldest university in the U.S. and the wealthiest. It sets a high bar to beat in terms of their endowment, which at last count was listed at $53.2 billion. So UT’s endowment at the last count was only $42.9 billion. But given everything that is happening with the economy, given how Harvard divested from fossil fuels, given that we spent four months roughly, give or take, at $100 per barrel oil prices, you know, analysts and experts expect things to flip-flop for the schools.

Federal regulators grant Mountain Valley Pipeline four-year extension

The federal government granted Mountain Valley Pipeline a four-year extension to complete work Tuesday, with regulators labeling the approval an administrative decision and environmental groups expressing their dissatisfaction.

Florida Follows WV, TX in Banning Investments in Woke ESG Funds

Two of the three largest states in the county (by population)–Texas and Florida–have decided to ban investments in funds that divest from fossil energy companies.

US gas export to Mexico increase via pipeline through West Texas

US pipeline gas exports to Mexico keep rising via West Texas amid ample supply from the Permian Shale. Exports averaged 1.6 Bcf per day in May and most of June, up 12% compared with the pre-year period, boosting the role of gas in the Mexican power mix.

Amigo LNG Looks to Leverage Offtake Interest, Pipeline Capacity to Fast-Track Mexico Project

Mexico’s LNG space continues to grow with a new project called Amigo near the port of Guaymas in Sonora expecting a final investment decision by next February.

Enterprise CEO Says World Not in Energy “Transition” but “Addition”

Advisor Access, an online publication aimed at investment advisors, recently interviewed Enterprises’ co-CEOs. One of the statements made by co-CEO Jim Teague struck a chord with us.

Hedge Fund Mgr Predicts $200/Barrel Oil, $10/Gal Gasoline in 2023

Salem Abraham, who founded Abraham Trading Company over 30 years ago, says the so-called Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) coupled with a chronic underinvesting in fossil energy companies is why the price of oil is about to go haywire.


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