Red Dog Zinc Sales Cut. Making Sense of Shell Sale. Critical Minerals Monopoly

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NEWS OF THE DAY: Conoco Buys Shell’s Permian Assets for $9.5 BillionLuke Johnson, Energy Intelligence, September 20, 2021 ConocoPhillips has agreed to buy Royal Dutch Shell’s assets in the Permian Basin for $9.5 billion in cash, marking a major expansion for the independent in the US’ premier oil play as the Anglo-Dutch supermajor exits amid legal and investor pressure to … read more

Cobalt Conundrum. Survey Says: Wrong Track. Wood Mac on Biden Goals.

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NEWS OF THE DAY: National Energy Tax to Sting American Families, Manufacturers, Small BusinessesMarcellus Shale Coalition Energy Blog, September 13, 2021 Congress is weighing a new natural gas tax that will sting American consumers and all businesses, despite President Biden’s pledge not to increase taxes on working families. The measure is buried in the massive $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill … read more

Friday Fact Check: AK in the Global Context. AK’s Oil & Gas Taxation Policy.

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On Monday, September 13th, the Senate Resources committee heard a presentation from the state’s consultant on oil and gas issues, Gaffney Cline. The presentation focused on three topics: The Oil and Gas Industry Today Alaska in the Global Context Considerations for Alaska’s Oil and Gas Taxation Policy Key points made in the presentation: The oil & gas industry has been … read more