COVID-19 Vaccine Policies For Oil and Gas Employers
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and 2021 has presented numerous challenges for employers attempting to balance employee and customer safety and business operations. With the introduction of three vaccines that could greatly reduce or halt COVID-19 cases, the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be approaching....
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Neoclassical economic theory, which has come to dominate public policymaking, has also oversimplified the world greatly. As a prime example, neoclassical theory reduces the factors of production to labor and capital. If you remember from Economics 101, it used to be land, labor and capital. Indeed the classical — as...
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In the field of economic development, the new watchword has become “sustainability” in all of its many manifestations. Even so, most mainstream economists — and their attendant economic models — fail to appreciate the bigger picture of what really makes an economy thrive for the long term. In the...
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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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As we move further into 2019, we’d like to give an overview of the trends we see developing in the cybersecurity and data privacy area for the year. We’ll be sure to elaborate on these areas with more details as they unfold. State legislation continues to move the data privacy...
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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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This fall finds me teaching Honors College freshmen in an introductory course under the rubric of Energy. Other sections address themes such as Sustainability, Media and even Happiness. The Honors Tutorial I is a required course for all Honors College matriculates. Instructors work with aspiring scholars on how to read,...
The big story today is obviously Chevron’s announcement that it plans to buy Houston-based Noble Energy in a stock exchange valued at just $5 billion.
This past April, just ahead of futures contract expirations, the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil did something it’s never done—it went negative, all the way down to minus $37.63 per barrel. In short, U.S. exploration and production companies overwhelmed storage facilities, which essentially reached capacity. At the...
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Believe it or not, recessions in the developed world are rarely caused by shortages. By definition then, it follows that relative overproduction is the key culprit. Perhaps ironically, this problem is not limited to capitalist economies. Industrial economies of many forms have tended to overproduce — whether they be capitalist,...
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The Port of Corpus Christi Authority reached several milestones in the development of the crude oil export terminal on currently planned for Harbor Island, Texas. Corpus Christi-based Lone Star Ports, LLC (Lone Star Ports) will lead the development of the Terminal, the first U.S. onshore export terminal servicing fully-laden Very...