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In recent months, Mexico has taken strides to build on its shaky infrastructure and bring some prosperity back to the nation. For newly elected president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the first step on the road to revival is breathing life into the nation’s oil and gas industry. Unfortunately for the conservative leader, one of Mexico’s most persistent problems — the cartels dotting the country — are making it tough to revitalize Mexico oil and gas.
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Just after midnight on Tuesday, January 1, freshman governor of New Mexico Michelle Lujan-Grisham was officially sworn into office in an intimate ceremony in Sante Fe.  Later that day, the newly elected governor proclaimed in her inauguration speech, “It is time for us to thrive.” “Thrive” is an interesting word choice for a woman who seems determined to undermine one of the most significant oil and gas discoveries of the last decade. The Booming Permian
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Just over five years ago, Upstream Petroleum Management began with a singular mission: to make the labyrinthine oil and gas regulatory process altogether easier for industry operators at every level. A half decade later, we’re proud to stand as a pillar in the nation’s vibrant, blooming oil and gas sector. In 2018, we continued to offer exemplary service to the nation’s oil and gas interests. Though headquartered in Denver, Colorado, we helped projects in several
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Anyone who lived in Colorado in 2018 won’t soon forget the intensity of the midterm election. Throughout the year, competing interests butted heads over the state’s energy future. In particular, anti-fracking advocates waged an active campaign to pass oil and gas setback legislation known as Proposition 112. Ultimately, that effort went in vain as Colorado voters defeated Prop 112 at the polls (and thank goodness for that). In the aftermath of that loss, some critics
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Even in a country that’s literally filled with ample oil and gas deposits, Texas and New Mexico’s Permian Basin is seen as a beacon in the nation. Now, thanks to the discovery of the most abundant oil and gas resource in United States history, one of the most active oil and gas regions in the nation is about to get some big-time attention from the entire world. Welcome to the Permian Basin, the United States’
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When he took the podium for a victory speech in his decisive victory over Republican Walker Stapleton, Jared Polis was ebullient when he declared that Colorado was “an inclusive state that values every contribution.” Polis was referring to his place as history’s first openly gay state governor, but he may as well have been talking about the future of his state. Even as the Centennial State gains notoriety for its progressive social politics, the backbone
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Speaking to students and guests at Texas’ Rice University earlier in the week, former President Barack Obama overflowed with self-congratulatory statements, particularly when it came to his “success” with the oil and gas industry. When the former POTUS took credit for the energy industry’s current boom, he didn’t mince words.  Neither did the industry when it responded to his baseless claims. ‘That Was Me, People’ Speaking at an event on November 27, former President Barack
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Things looked a little precarious there for a while, folks. For the thousands of Americans who make up the US oil and gas industry, the 2018 midterm elections served up more than their fair share of anxiety as the oil and gas industry found itself on the receiving end of a tidal wave of negative attention across the country. Newspapers online outlets across the country ran a serious campaign in support of several ballot initiatives
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Over the last few months, as Colorado became a battleground for oil and gas politics, several oil and gas companies operating in the resource-rich Denver-Julesburg Basin chose to set aside the political tumult in favor of supporting those in need in their communities. When Colorado Make-a-Wish employee Stacie Winslow found herself with 13 wishes to be granted in the state’s DJ Basin, she began her search by placing a call to a Make-a-Wish Colorado board
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In July, the United States Environmental Protection Agency underwent some turmoil when administrator Scott Pruitt was forced to resign. His deputy, Andrew Wheeler, quickly ascended to the top job at the EPA. From day one, Wheeler has steered his “new EPA” in a bold, new direction. A Partnership With the Energy Industry Over his time as the acting head of the EPA, Wheeler has worked tirelessly to reinforce a scientific standard at the agency. He