Expo presents lots of talk about Permian land, but not much of it

The nation’s top oil producer is attracting more than a few glances from operators not already established in West Texas, but companies with exclusive and lucrative Permian acreage are holding on tight.  More »

Expo draws oil players large and small in changing market (photos)

Energy executives from across the country gather in Houston every winter to haggle over North American oil land and offshore projects in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Greenspan forecasts oil boom’s effect on US economy

Corporate executives have no way of knowing what the world will look like over the next four decades as long as U.S. political strife keeps kicking up a cloud of uncertainty over the economy, Greenspan says.  More »

Former Obama official: Fracking has never been an environmental problem

Former U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar said Wednesday morning that he believes hydraulic fracturing is safe, and the energy industry should work to convince the public that it doesn’t pose a safety threat.  More »

Former Interior chief to open NAPE with insights on fracking

Salazar is set to speak at the North American Prospect Expo, a conference marked by a frenzy of wheeling and dealing, as landowners from around the globe look to make deals with oil, gas and pipeline companies.  More »

EIA: Shale gas boom countering production decline on federal lands

Natural gas production continues to be strong in the U.S. as firms tap shale plays that are largely on private lands, even as production on federal lands has fallen, an Energy Information Administration official said Wednesday.  More »

Summer NAPE launches with focus on oil, gas supply surge

The annual Summer NAPE event has launched in Houston, opening a marketplace of oil and gas land trading at the downtown George R. Brown Convention center. Energy reporter Harry Weber will be on the scene, providing live coverage of the North America Prospect Expo.  More »

Spindletop team courts buyers for historic revival

The team of oilmen hoping to strike it rich at Spindletop spent Thursday meeting would-be investors at the NAPE convention in Houston and explaining why they believe there is yet more money to be made under the historic oil field.  More »

Oilmen hope to make new history at Spindletop

The name evokes an oil discovery that made history. When a well piercing the salt dome near Beaumont first gushed in 1901, it introduced a cheap supply of commercial energy that transformed the oil industry and American life.  More »

Burgers, crayons could boost industry image, execs say

Oil industry executives floated children’s coloring books and the McDonald’s marketing model as ways to boost the oil industry’s image, during the NAPE Expo in Houston Wednesday.  More »

NAPE opens with an international flavor

The NAPE Winter Conference — formerly known as the North American Prospect Expo — opened Tuesday with an international show, a chance for advocates from countries around the world to hawk their prospects.  More »

NAPE conference focuses criticism on Obama

The annual NAPE Conference provided a forum for the oil and gas industry to target administration policies that critics say have limited domestic fossil fuel production.  More »

Back in black: Oil drilling tops gas for first time in 18 years

Natural gas drilling has been the dominant energy story in the U.S. for the past few years, but oil is back with a vengeance. For the first time in 18 years the number of oil rigs working in the U.S. has risen above the number of natural gas rigs, according to July rig data compiled […]  More »

Summer NAPE opens semi-annual marketplace for oil and gas deals

Looking for the next big play in oil and gas? Then you should be over at NAPE — formerly known as the North American Prospects Expo – which gets started today at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center.  More »

Fracking message isn’t working, says industry exec

The public is tuning out claims hydraulic fracturing has a safe track record, says Colorado oil industry trade group head Tisha Schuller. It’s time to change the message.  More »