BLM fracking rule rejected by US District Court in Wyoming

A U.S. District Court judge in Wyoming has ruled that a Bureau of Land Management rule to regulate fracking is unlawful because it exceeds the authority the agency is granted by Congress. The ruling was widely praised by the oil and gas industry.
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Private equity firms see major investment opportunity in oil, gas

The oil and gas sector has once again caught the eye of private equity investment firms, according to survey findings from Ernst and Young Global Limited. Private equity groups have $971.4 billion to invest in the sector.
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Deloitte: Oil and gas industry facing $2 trillion funding gap

A global lack of investment in the oil and gas industry has reduced capital spending to the point where future reserves and production are jeopardized, according to a new report by the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions.
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QEP Resources growing in Permian Basin, issues common stock offer

With one drilling rig operating in the Williston Basin, QEP Resources is looking to expand its operational footprint south. The Denver-based exploration and production company has announced plans to add 9,400 Permian Basin acres for $600 million.
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Marathon expands to STACK play for $888 million

Marathon Oil Corp. has turned to Oklahoma for expansion. The company has purchased the acreage and current production of PayRock Energy Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of EnCap Investments, for $888 million.
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New poll shows bipartisan support for pro-energy policies

Results of a new Harris Poll conducted for the American Petroleum Institute show strong bipartisan support among U.S. voters for policies that increase the production of oil and gas. The poll indicates most voters favor candidates who support energy.
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