Energy

Kinder Morgan Feels the Heat

The construction of a $2 billion pipeline that extends 430 miles from Far West Texas to the Gulf Coast is going to generate opposition, especially by landowners such as Matthew Walsh whose property it crosses. Walsh filed a claim in

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Posted in Energy, Feature, News Desk, Texas, West

Hughes Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 30 Hughes Family 390,000 acres Patriarch Dan Hughes Sr. was a legend in the oil and gas industry. He began as a roustabout in high school, earned a geology degree from Texas A&M, and then found, financed, and drilled

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Posted in Conservation, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Minerals, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Food for Thought: Solar

Written by Cary Estes What are the best ways to enhance returns on productive farmland? Perry Vieth sees several possibilities. One with a bright future is solar energy. “That’s the biggest opportunity we’re seeing right now,” says Vieth, the president

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Posted in Agriculture, Developers, Energy, Farming, Feature

McDonald Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 24 McDonald Family 474,000 acres This Alabama family holds the vast majority of their US lands (some 300,000-plus acres) in Maine via GREAT NORTHWOODS LLC. The McDonalds also own more than 100,000 acres in their home state as well

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Posted in Alabama, Energy, Feature, Florida, Land Report 100, Maine, Minerals, Northeast, Oklahoma, South, Timber

Missouri Regulators Approve Sale of Grain Belt Express Clean Line

In June, the Missouri Public Service Commission approved the acquisition of a proposed transmission line that will harness wind energy generated in Kansas and deliver it to urban markets. This regulatory hurdle is the latest in a lengthy series of

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Great Plains, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, News Desk

Irving Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 6 Irving Family 1,247,880 acres (up 1,644 acres) J.K. Irving planted the company’s one billionth tree in July. Quite an accomplishment for a family rooted in the legacy of patriarch James Dergavel Irving, whose grandparents emigrated from Scotland with

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Posted in Conservation, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Minerals, Northeast, Timber

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

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

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