Russians are attempting to influence U.S. energy policy, markets

The Russian government is using social media in an attempt to influence U.S. energy policy and disrupt the production of shale oil and gas from fracking, according to a report from the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Hess announces $1 billion share repurchase program

Hess Corp. last week announced that it will repurchase $1 billion of its common stock by the end of 2018. CEO John Hess said the company is in position to increase cash returns to shareholders, partly because of the positive outlook for oil prices.

Dallas Federal Reserve establishes Energy Advisory Council

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has formed an Energy Advisory Council to provide guidance on emerging trends and issues affecting the energy industry. Industry executives from Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana will serve on the council.

ExxonMobil's aggressive long-term growth reliant on Permian

Through its acquisition of several Bass entities in 2017, ExxonMobil added an estimated resource of 5.4 billion oil-equivalent barrels in the Permian. The original resource estimate was 3.4 billion barrels at the time of the purchase.

Baytex CEO: Eagle Ford to generate significant cash flow

Expect more of the same from Baytex Energy Corp. across its Eagle Ford operations this year. After recording the highest netbacks since 2014 at its Eagle Ford acreage, Baytex said it will give the south Texas play the first call on 2018 capital.

EPA issues year-in-review report for Pruitt’s first year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report detailing the first year under current Administrator Scott Pruitt. The 37-page document outlines the current EPA's agenda and accomplishments.

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