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What we said about oil & gas in 2017 was right on target

Jan. 17, 2018

By Bryan Livingston and Paul Puri
Managing Partners

Oil prices topped $61 a barrel as the New Year was barely three days old, in a price rise that we predicted last summer as other industry experts fretted that oil had dipped to $42. 

When prices...

U.S. shale’s influence to grow in 2018

By Paul Puri
Managing Partner

The oil & gas industry closed out 2017 on a strong note with increased confidence as crude oil prices rose late in the year, leading to higher rig counts and increased interest in shale plays beyond the popular Permian Basin.

Some shale oil...

Keystone XL: Good news as oil production ramps up in Western Canada

By Bryan Livingston
Managing Partner

Canadian oil producers have experienced their share of setbacks to expand pipeline capacity amid growing oil & gas production, but Nebraska’s recent approval of the Keystone XL has us feeling bullish about Western Canadian oil economics....

Guest Blog: Legally Speaking

How to maximize the value of your business when selling – Part 2

Editor’s Note: This blog is the second in a two-part series about legal issues that can impact the sales price of your business.

By Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP

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How artificial intelligence could influence the workforce solutions industry

By Neal England
HCM Practice Leader

“I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.” — HAL 9000, a supercomputer capable of recognizing human feelings in the epic 1968 sci-fi film “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

Fast forward to today: Artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping...

Guest Blog: Legally Speaking

How to maximize the value of your business when selling – Part 1

Editor’s Note: This blog is the first in a two-part series about legal issues that can impact the sales price of your business.

By Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP

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Death, taxes, and the lack of a U.S. energy policy.

The certainly uncertain energy policy of the USA.

“The market can deal with just about anything but uncertainty” – so commented a lawyer who has specialized in renewable power developments over the past 15+ years. Previously, I heard the same comment from a project developer...

Guest Blog: Legally Speaking

 

SEC rule changes make it easier for small businesses to raise capital

By Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP

Rule changes made by the Securities and Exchange Commission have expanded the capital-raising avenues available to small businesses...

Clean Power Plan withdrawal won’t halt U.S. coal industry decline

By Kelly Gerry
Managing Director

It’s too late to stop the decline of the U.S. coal industry, and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s recent withdrawal from the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP), which limited carbon emissions, won’t bring coal back. The systemic decline of thermal coal...

Higher oil prices (still) on the horizon as global demand rises

By Bryan Livingston
Managing Partner

The “lower for longer” price on oil may be near its end as demand rises in countries such as India and China, which could give rise to a potential squeeze on global supplies next year or in 2019 due to long-term decreases in capital spend by Big...

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