1. OIL EXPORTS
Export ban supports foreign interests, Hamm says
Continental Resources Inc. founder Harold Hamm said the country's crude oil export ban plays into a "deliberate, calculated takeover of American refining" by foreign countries and companies.
Not dead yet: 'Big Shale' takes downturn to 'get better at what we do'
Most of the U.S. oil industry is reeling. Big Shale is reloading. As the top dogs of the shale oil industry reported earnings last week, they said they will plan to mix ambition with austerity.