Photo by: Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 12/15/16 New Year’s Eve numerals arrive in Times Square – Two seven-foot-tall numerals – the ‘1’ and ‘7’ of ‘2017’ – arrive in Times Square on a flatbed truck, to be unloaded and brought onto the streets of Times Square for a public unveiling and lighting.  (Times Square, New York, NY New York City)

With 2016 having been one of the most eventful and interesting years for the U.S. domestic oil and natural gas industry in recent memory, 2017 is shaping up to possibly exceed its predecessor on both counts.