Oil’s Fall Threatens U.S. Shale Drillers

Plunging oil prices once again threaten to force American shale drillers to pull back on production, just as they were preparing to unleash a flood of crude.
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Russia Bets on Shale Oil to Defend Its Spot as Top Producer of Crude

Russia is hoping the Bazhenov shale formation in western Siberia, the largest in the world, will help it defend its title as the world’s top producer of crude oil for decades to come.
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Shale Juggernaut Shows Signs of Fatigue

American shale drillers, which defied expectations and upended traditional oil markets by increasing production in the face of lower prices, are finally showing signs of slowing down.
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Harvey’s Widespread Destruction Tests U.S. Shale

Tropical Storm Harvey has shut a significant portion of the state’s shale production, cutting off as much as 15% of U.S. oil supplies. Now, the big question is how quickly the sector can make a comeback.
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Fracking 2.0: Shale Drillers Pioneer New Ways to Profit in Era of Cheap Oil

Texas producer EOG has led the industry in finding ways to extract oil faster and less expensively from shale. If more can follow its lead and ramp up output even at lower prices, the sector could become a lasting force that challenges OPEC’s ability to control market prices.
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OPEC and Resilient Shale Companies Learning to Coexist

U.S. shale producers won’t quit pumping oil, and OPEC must learn to deal with it. That’s the message emerging from this year’s CERAWeek energy conference, where the mood is markedly different from a year ago.
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