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Posted: January 29, 2021
Category: News Pulse

RP Weekly Recap | January 25 – 29


Most news headlines (including those at RARE PETRO) have focused on Joe Biden and his newly enacted Energy Policies, but nobody likes a broken record so let’s dive into something a little more bizarre, shall we? What do Elon Musk and Fossil Fuels all have in common? Well, a couple things now! Late last week SpaceX announced it had bought two former Valaris oil rigs to build floating launchpads for its Starship rocket, essentially building spaceports for future trips to Mars. Following up on that, Elon Musk sent out a Tweet to the Universe that he would award a $100 Million Prize to anyone who comes up with the “best carbon capture technology”. While many replied sarcastically, some have jumped aboard and started companies to fight climate change and maybe take home a hefty paycheck. Check out these stories and more in this week’s recap of all things happening in oil and gas!

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Statistics

  • Number of Cases (Worldwide): 101,687,508 (up from 97,782,860 last week)
  • Number of Cases (USA): 25,793,302 (up from 24,673,298 last week)
  • Statistics courtesy of Johns Hopkins

Financial & Economic Updates

U.S. Oil Market News

Global Market News

Employment Updates

United States Rig Count

  • UP 6 from last week for a total of 384
  • Down 51.3% from one year ago
  • Statistics courtesy of Baker Hughes


Content UpdatesNews PulsePodcast

  • Episode Ten of The Industry Leader Spotlight Podcast is available now! Be sure to check out our interview with Professor and the Department Head for the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines, heavily decorated SPE member and well published academic, Dr. Jennifer Miskimins!  

  • A NEW Basin Breakdown for the Month of December, and the last Basin Breakdown of 2020, is available now! Be sure to check out the articles HERE and podcast HERE!  

  • A new episode of the Periodical Podcast is available now! Be sure to check out our discussion on part one of our three part series covering President Joe Biden’s Energy Policy where we will dive into a general overview of his plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and his first executive order on climate change. 

  • This week’s Periodical begins a three part series investigating President Joe Biden’s Energy Policy and his plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and what that means for the global energy industry. This week, part one covers his Energy Plan and his first executive action on climate, re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement. Biden comes to power with a sense of urgency about climate change that is unmatched by any previous occupant of the White House, and he is installing people who share his views throughout the government. Biden’s plan for the future of energy in America sets the country down a new path – one aimed at transition and lasting change during his “Clean Energy Revolution” – that will have reaching implications both domestically and abroad.

  • Episode 8 (Gamification) from our newest segment, the Modern Mobile Oilfield is available now! This series is a collaborative effort between world renowned author Geoffrey Cann and RP host Tavis Killian that will expand on topics covered in the book “Bits, Bytes, and Barrels”. This new segment is aimed at energy professionals at any level who are looking to better understand the future of a digital oilfield, and potentially implement these technologies into their company’s workflow. Be sure to watch or listen on all available platforms!

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