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Black Mountain’s Long Road to Valhalla

August 09, 2021

The Valhalla gas exploration environmental scoping plan is open for comment with Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Agency, as part of Stage 3 of the assessment process.

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President of Energy Company is Excited About the Growth Opportunities in Disruption

August 31, 2021

“We have been able to identify growth areas and develop real businesses before incumbent players redirected themselves,” says Ashley. “I cannot think of another time in human history where the energy business was being disrupted so significantly. Disruption breeds value creation.”

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Women's Energy Council Podcast

August 30, 2021

Lindsey McCarty and Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes joins the Women’s Energy Council Podcast to share their challenges that they faced as female engineers on production sites in the 2000s.

EVENT

Metals and Mining as an Enabler for the Energy Transition

August 11, 2021

Join Rhett Bennett, Founder and CEO at Black Mountain, and 35+ influential speakers at SuperReturn Energy as they discuss a range of key topics in the energy transition.

NEWS

Black Mountain’s Long Road to Valhalla

August 09, 2021

The Valhalla gas exploration environmental scoping plan is open for comment with Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Agency, as part of Stage 3 of the assessment process.

NEWS

Commissioners Look at Energy Storage Unit

July 20, 2021

Dan Ditto, of Black Mountain Energy Storage, spoke to the commissioners and County Judge Richard Meyer about leasing or purchasing land for an energy storage project.

AWARD

Oil and Gas Investor’s 2021 Class of ‘Forty Under 40’

July 30, 2021

Black Mountain’s Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes has been recognized in Oil and Gas Investor’s “Forty Under 40” program honoring champions of the next generation of oil and gas professionals.

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SPE The Way Ahead Energy Influencers 2021

June 29, 2021

Black Mountain’s Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes has been recognized as one of the 17 SPE International’s Energy Influences of the Year.

AWARD

Women in Business Awards

July 13, 2021

Black Mountain’s Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes is among the honorees of the Dallas Business Journal’s 14th-annual Women in Business Awards.

NEWS

THE FORT: The Bull Case for Nickel, Oil & Gas

June 03, 2021

On this episode, Chris and Rhett deep dive into the Nickel industry. Black Mountain has recently stepped into the industry by purchasing a mine in Western Australia and Rhett delivers great insight into how Nickel is used in battery metals and will be critical for the Electric Vehicle industry.

EVENT

5th National Young Energy Professionals’ Law Conference

May 25, 2021

A commercial and legal overview of carbon capture, carbon management, and carbon markets with Vivek Nadig of Black Mountain Carbon Lock.

EVENT

‘Energy Rodeo’ – Powered by Greentown Labs Houston

April 01, 2021

Join us on April 1st for a special event: the Wharton Houston ‘Energy Rodeo’ Networking Night featuring Greentown Entrepreneurs Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes and Vivek Nadig of Black Mountain Carbon Lock.

NEWS

What Type Of Shareholders Own The Most Number of Poseidon Nickel Limited Shares?

January 26, 2021

A look at the shareholders of Poseidon Nickel Limited can tell us which group is most powerful. Black Mountain Metals is currently the largest shareholder, with 20% of shares outstanding.

NEWS

Black Mountain’s Ambitions plans to change Australia’s Energy Industry

January 09, 2021

Valhalla is massive mega-project that could revolutionise Western Australia’s position in the transitioning energy market.

NEWS

TALK ENERGY PODCAST: Episode 1: Hostile Takeover

December 29, 2020

This episode’s guest is Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes. Ashley is the co-founder and President of Black Mountain Metals, where her company is betting big on the raw materials that will supply the future growth in energy storage.

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Black Mountain Energy – the visionary company changing the industry

December 24, 2020

Valhalla is massive mega-project that could revolutionise Western Australia’s position in the transitioning energy market.

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Canning Basin Gas Project A Game Changer for Industry

December 07, 2020

Texas mining and oil and gas giant Black Mountain has revealed ambitious plans to make its giant Valhalla gas project in Western Australia a net-zero carbon emissions development.

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Greentown Labs Taps Big Energy in Texas

October 15, 2020

What do Somerville, Massachusetts, and Houston, Texas, have in common? The catalytic energy of Greentown Labs.

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Meet the Inaugural Greentown Houston Members

October 15, 2020

These startup members are the heart of Greentown Labs. These groundbreaking entrepreneurs are working hard every day, and they’re working together—as a community that’s devoted to climate action.

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WA fracking industry frustrated by delays and restrictions

August 06, 2020

The first company to submit a fracking proposal since the WA Government announced an overhaul of regulations says delays to their proposal are a “moratorium by stealth”.

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Australia Presents Opportunity for E&P Companies Looking Beyond US Unconventionals

July 22, 2020

Black Mountain executives outlined the key criteria they used to determine why Western Australia was a prime location for private-equity investment when looking at international unconventional plays.

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Fracking plan for Canning Basin submitted by US-based Black Mountain subsidiary Bennett Resources

July 15, 2020

Bennett Resources is attempting the first fracking program since the WA Government officially lifted the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.

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American Giant Announces Canning Basin Exploration

July 15, 2020

Texas-headquartered resources giant Black Mountain has submitted plans to drill six wells in the onshore Canning Basin, Western Australia, to the state Environmental Protection Authority.

NEWS

Fracking plans to test political waters

July 14, 2020

An American oil and gas company has formally lodged plans to start drilling and fracking in Western Australia’s Kimberley.

PRESS RELEASE

Canning Basin a Long-Term Solution to East Coast Gas Woes

July 06, 2020

Gas from Western Australia’s onshore Canning Basin could help alleviate chronic energy shortages on Australia’s eastern seaboard if a transcontinental pipeline connecting WA to the East Coast gas market becomes a reality.

PRESS RELEASE

HFS / EPA Referral Statement

June 26, 2020

Black Mountain Oil and Gas has recently referred a six well drilling and Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation (HFS) program to the WA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

AWARD

2019 Forbes 30 Under 30

December 11, 2019

Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes, President and COO of Black Mountain Metals, was recently listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Energy.

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2019 Entrepreneur Of The Year®

June 29, 2019

EY announces Rhett Bennett of Black Mountain named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award winner in the Southwest Region in Energy Services.

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2019 Entrepreneur Of Excellence in Energy

May 09, 2019

This year, the inaugural award for Entrepreneur of Excellence in the Energy category goes to Rhett Bennett – Founder and CEO of Black Mountain.

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Rhett Bennett Named 2019 Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalist

April 26, 2019

Reflecting the region’s status as a hotbed for innovators and entrepreneurs, EY has selected 50 business leaders at 41 fast-growing companies as finalists in the Southwest division of its annual Entrepreneur Of The Year program.

NEWS

Sands of Time: The Care and Grooming of a Frac Sand Mine

January 01, 2019

Reminiscent of the 1889 Oklahoma Land Rush, the 2018 Permian Basin sand rush saw excited investors descend on the Basin, opening approximately 19 new sources of this granular gold. Black Mountain Sand opened three of those 19: Vest, El Dorado, and Sealy Smith.

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Black Mountain CFO Houston Simmons named to Oil & Gas Investor’s 40 Under 40

December 03, 2018

Some of Simmons’ greatest achievements—and challenges—unfolded at Black Mountain. He counts selling Black Mountain Oil and Gas to Marathon Oil Corp. to be a career highlight.

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Sand, Water, Logistics Shift into High Gear

December 03, 2018

Other than water, there is very little in the world more boring than sand. Yet, both have captured the attention of the oil and gas industry for their role in the drilling and completion of a shale well.

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Meet the Shalennials: CEOs Under 40 Making Millions in Texas Oil

September 12, 2018

After observing his family’s coal business as a child, Rhett Bennett didn’t want to get into mining after graduating from the University of Georgia. So he jumped into the energy industry and wound up right back in the mining business…frack sand mining.

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Finalists Announced for D CEO’s 2018 Oil and Gas Awards

September 12, 2018

Black Mountain Sand’s Rhett Bennett has been named a finalist for Services CEO of the Year for D CEO’s 2018 Oil & Gas Awards.

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Worthless Just Two Years Ago, West Texas Sand Now Brings in Billions

July 16, 2018

Backed by a private-equity firm named Natural Gas Partners, Black Mountain is the biggest outfit in the area.