All WASH’d Up Or Down To Business? 

Photo Courtesy EP Energy E&P Company, L.P.

Photo Courtesy EP Energy E&P Company, L.P.

Susan Murphy | Publisher

Susan Murphy | Publisher

Federal fracking rules, Energy tax policies, Nat gas exports…oh my! Will we ever get beyond the political gridlock or will the inroads made by the oil & gas industry be a “Wash”-out? One thing’s for sure, there’s rarely a dull moment in the oil patch.

The Obama administration unveiled the first new regulations for hydraulic fracturing on federal lands in three decades this month. The rules would require wider disclosure of chemicals used in drilling for some U.S. land under the Interior Department’s control. Water management plans and wellbore integrity assurances are among the proposed federal regulations. Meanwhile, U.S. energy tax policy may be poised for big changes – or not? Yes, that’s Washington ambivalence at its best for you. Then there’s the question of nat gas exports: will our newfound ‘bounty’ be the “quicker picker upper” that many in the industry have been predicting for the economy? All this makes for some understandable uneasiness in the marketplace. Granted, it’s a lot to ponder but these issues ultimately trickle down–hole so they remain on our radar.

About The OCTG Situation Report

Susan Murphy is the Publisher + Editor in Chief of The OCTG Situation Report, a leading authority focused on the North American Oil Country Tubular Goods market. Susan has worked alongside the founder of The OCTG Situation Report, Duane Murphy (and yes, there is a family connection!) for the past decade assisting in various aspects of producing the monthly publication and special projects including market research and development. It had long been suspected that Susan carried the 'OCTGene,' a fact that was confirmed when she took the reins in 2012. A native of Michigan and now practicing cowgirl, Susan employs her education from both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University bringing her expertise in the areas of research, marketing, branding and creative and technical writing to The Report. She has also enjoyed a successful business career as a lauded entrepreneur, running her own brand/marketing and advertising/design firms.
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