Military action leading to closure of the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and Saudi Arabia could seriously disrupt global trade in chemicals and oil products, with a knock-on effect for the world’s already fragile manufacturing economy. The U.S. killing of General Qasem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ overseas...
One of the biggest catastrophes the world faces today is the climate crisis. Weather extremes, rising sea levels, and economic disruption are all effects of climate change on humanity – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Although the damage has already been done, the climate emergency is...
Can hydrogen and renewable natural gas displace shale?
Today, corporate and state decarbonization announcements are progressing into actual strategic plans, often calling for increased production of hydrogen and renewable natural gas (RNG—cleaned methane from a landfill or anaerobic digester). These gases can use existing infrastructure while producing low-to-negative carbon emissions, making them an attractive lever for decarbonization....
The Future of Natural Gas
A look into the future of natural gas with excerpts from “The Future of Buildings, Transportation and Power” In the first two decades of the 21st century, natural gas has been the primary winner in the electric generation industry. Gas should continue its success in the near-term, both in meeting...
If you do business in the oil and gas industry, you know that lawsuits are inevitable. The uncertainties of drilling success, coupled with volatile markets and prices, often spawn disputes that end up with at least the threat of litigation. While you can’t entirely protect your business from lawsuits,...
A Strong Employer Brand and Values Alignment Are Key To Attracting Millenials
As the digital revolution continues and boomers in the energy sector prepare to retire, the race to stay ahead of your competitors in the war for talent has never been more heated. Where recruiting top talent is already seen as a challenge, utility companies can find themselves fighting against...
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The answer to the title question is — it can be either! It pretty much depends on the leadership of your company and their attitude toward workplace safety and the workforce. A company whose leadership pays little attention to the safety and wellness of their workforce is sooner or later...
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As a young girl, I never realized my career path would lead to volunteer management in a hospital — but I’m so glad that it did. Volunteerism has been a common thread that has linked my past to my present. From a young age, I learned the importance of...
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When entering the global market, some American companies lose an immeasurable edge by overlooking cultural nuances that can halt negotiations or deteriorate international business relationships. Of all the aspects companies take into account when building or merging with an international company, they may overlook an area of critical importance...
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As I write this, the news is breaking that the American Health Care Act has been pulled from the floor late on a Friday afternoon and we’ll have to wait and see what’s next for healthcare in America. I was originally asked to put together a piece comparing the...