Energy editor, Reuters U.S., all things oil and gas; former writer of WSJ's MarketBeat Blog, author of Never Buy Another Stock Again.

Depleted crews, idled rigs lie in shale oil’s path to revival

theglobeandmail.com — Two years ago, Reg MacDonald's 20-day drilling classes were packed to capacity, with nearly 40 students eager to land lucrative jobs in the booming oil and gas industry. Now, he is lucky if he gets half a dozen to enroll.

Depleted crews, idled rigs lie in shale oil's path to revival

reuters.com — HOUSTON/RUNGE, Texas Two years ago, Reg MacDonald's 20-day drilling classes were packed to capacity, with nearly 40 students eager to land lucrative jobs in the booming oil and gas industry. Now he is lucky if he gets half a dozen to enroll.

RPT-Depleted crews, idled rigs lie in shale oil's path to revival

reuters.com — (Repeats with no changes) By Devika Krishna Kumar, Liz Hampton and David Gaffen HOUSTON/RUNGE, Texas, July 14 Two years ago, Reg MacDonald's 20-day drilling classes were packed to capacity, with nearly 40 students eager to land lucrative jobs in the booming oil and gas industry.

Depleted crews, idled rigs lie in shale oil's path to revival

reuters.com — HOUSTON/RUNGE, Texas, July 14 Two years ago, Reg MacDonald's 20-day drilling classes were packed to capacity, with nearly 40 students eager to land lucrative jobs in the booming oil and gas industry. Now he is lucky if he gets half a dozen to enroll.

Depleted crews, idled rigs lie in shale oil's path to revival

dailymail.co.uk — HOUSTON/RUNGE, Texas, July 14 (Reuters) - Two years ago, Reg MacDonald's 20-day drilling classes were packed to capacity, with nearly 40 students eager to land lucrative jobs in the booming oil and gas industry. Now he is lucky if he gets half a dozen to enroll.

At long last, Dow gets a taste for Apple

reuters.com — NEW YORK Apple Inc (AAPL.O), the largest U.S. company by market value, will join the Dow Jones industrial average .DJI, replacing AT&T Inc (T.N), in a change that reflects the dominant position of the iPhone maker in the U.S. consumer economy.

Canadian oil stabilizes, analysts expect outages to be short

reuters.com — NEW YORK Canadian crude prices stabilized in thin trading on Friday following a two-day rally as a wildfire in northern Alberta kept nearly one-third of Canadian oil sands production shuttered, with no real clarity on when production would resume.

Canadian oil surges as wildfire knocks out more production

reuters.com — NEW YORK Canadian heavy crude physical prices hit their highest levels since February on Thursday, as a raging wildfire in northern Alberta shuttered nearly one-third of the nation's oil sands production and closed key pipelines.

S&P revises U.S. credit outlook to 'stable' from negative

reuters.com — NEW YORK Standard & Poor's on Monday removed the near-term threat of another credit rating downgrade for the United States by revising its outlook to stable from negative, citing an improved economic and fiscal outlook. The change effectively means there is less than a one-third chance of a downgrade in the next two years.

Somebody Has to Save Our Skins

blogs.reuters.com — After myriad disappointments such as results from the likes of Apple, Intel and Alphabet and similarly dispiriting results from smaller companies like Twitter (which really doesn't belong in this conversation, but here we are, darling), the stock market is now looking ahead for some kind of big win in earnings season to sort of set investors a bit less on edge.
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