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Maine Pointe's Tony Planos featured in The American Oil & Gas Reporter magazine

In the June issue of The American Oil & Gas Reporter magazine, Tony Planos discusses the infrastructure build-out in the Permian, and overcoming barriers in that build-out. He offers several insights into optimization, including staggering deliveries, optimizing vehicle movements and identifying barriers and long-term goals.

Topics: Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization Data Analytics Maine Pointe supply chain oilandgasindustry Tony Planos oil piplines TVO

Doubling down on the supply chain: How some West Texas producers are facing headwinds from increased complexity resulting in decreased cash operating costs / barrel

Originally published in OilVoice

Since 2009, US production of oil & gas has doubled. This has created a number of logistical, planning and scheduling headaches for operators. Maine Pointe's Tony Planos discusses the challenges and says the same old ways just won't cut it anymore.

Since 2009, we've seen US production of oil & gas double to over 10MMBPD and, according to the EIA, we're on our way to 15MMBPD by 2025. Production in Texas alone has seen volumes increase to over 5MMBPD. This has created a number of logistical, planning and scheduling headaches for operators.

Topics: Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization Data Analytics Maine Pointe supply chain oilandgasindustry Tony Planos oil piplines TVO

Tony Planos Discusses How China’s Growth and Trade Wars Impact the U.S. Energy Sector

How will new tariffs and the ongoing trade war with China impact the U.S. oil & gas industry? Maine Pointe's Oil & Gas Industry Partner Tony Planos shares his insights on this topic. Tony is quoted throughout the article, predicting 30 years of growth in demand, even with factors that include China's push towards renewables, and steel tariffs impacting drilling and pipeline costs. This article offers insights into China's future goal of reaching GDP per capita parity with the US and OECD by 2050.

Originally Published in International Policy Digest

The North American oil and gas industry, despite numerous challenges, has a bright future for the next 30 years, although several mitigating factors need to be addressed to meet growth targets. While tariffs, trade wars, and China’s energy policy both present major considerations that must be dealt with, other factors include an eroding skill set, a push towards renewables and alternative energy, a need to adapt refineries to meet new decarbonization and desulfurization policies, and increased demand from the developing world.

Topics: Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Tariffs Maine Pointe global trade Tony Planos gas pipelines oil piplines