Energy

U.S. Ranks As World’s Largest Oil Producer

For the first time since 1973, the United States has topped Saudi Arabia and Russia as the largest global producer of crude oil. The news was announced by the Energy Information Agency (EIA) and is based on preliminary estimates from

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Great Plains, Minerals, Montana, New Mexico, News Desk, North Dakota, Southwest, Texas, West

Land Report October 2018 Newsletter

Tom Brokaw’s West Boulder Ranch and the Old Steen Place, an adjacent portion of the Burnt Leather Ranch, were sold to a single buyer by Fay Ranches on September 28. The combination of the two Montana holdings creates a 4,751-acre

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, North Dakota, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Texas, West

BP to Pay $10.5 Billion for 470,000 Acres of Shale Assets in Texas and Louisiana

London-based BP announced that it was acquiring a portfolio of unconventional oil and gas assets from BHP for $10.5 billion. The onshore assets mark the first major acquisition by BP since the disastrous Deepwater Horizon Spill in 2010. The portfolio

Posted in Conservation, Energy, Feature, Louisiana, Minerals, News Desk, South, Southwest, Texas

Fasken Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 39 Fasken Family 279,000 acres (Up 19,000 acres) Headquartered in the heart of the oil-rich Permian Basin, four generations of this Midland family have shepherded Fasken Oil & Ranch, one of the largest private energy companies in Texas. The

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Vineyard Wind Selected to Create 800-Megawatt Offshore Farm

A Danish-backed offshore wind farm has been awarded a contract to power 500,000 homes in Massachusetts. Called Vineyard Wind, the wind farm will be located off the southern coast of Martha’s Vineyard. Vineyard Wind, which is backed by Copenhagen Infrastructure

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Massachusetts, News Desk, Northeast

Bass Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 36 Bass Family 285,000 acres The four great-nephews of legendary Texas wildcatter Sid Richardson invest in an array of enterprises, including cattle ranching as well as oil and gas. Still deeply rooted in their hometown of Fort Worth, brothers

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Minerals, Southwest, Texas

Llano Partners: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 35 Llano Partners 295,000 acres While maintaining farming, ranching, and feedlot operations in Texas, New Mexico, and Florida, G. Hughes Abell also oversees his family’s private investments in timber, oil and gas, and commercial real estate. De Louisiana native

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Florida, Land Report 100, Minerals, New Mexico, South, Southwest, Texas

EPA Declares Biomass Carbon Neutral

In a major policy shift that benefits timberland owners, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced that biomass will be considered carbon neutral for the purposes of regulating emissions from sources such as power plants that burn wood. Biomass proponents hailed the

Posted in Conservation, Energy, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Timber

Looking Back At Clayton Williams Jr.

When our inaugural issue (inset right) came off the press, this native Texan ranked No. 59 on the 2007 Land Report 100 with 146,655 acres in Far West Texas. By 2010, Claytie’s cattle ranches spread out over six counties, and

Posted in Auctions, Cattle, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

Stefan Soloviev: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 32 Stefan Soloviev 323,700 acres (up 88,000 acres) The 42-year-old Soloviev boosted his total acreage this year with the acquisition of White Lake Ranch, 69,314 acres in New Mexico’s Chaves County. “We buy for profitability, not eye appeal,” says

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Energy, Farming, Feature, Land Report 100, New Mexico, Southwest, Texas, West

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