Brian Freed EPIC
A Life of Work and Service “I probably have had the furthest thing from a straight-line path to where I am now that you’ll ever find,” Brian Freed, CEO of EPIC Midstream, told us when we sat down for our interview in September. “I started working when I was 12...
XIMG 8464
“My story starts in 1956 when I was one year old, and M. King Hubbard made a prediction about ‘peak oil.’ He said somewhere around 1970 U.S. production would peak at about 10 million barrels per day and then it would fall off over the next 25-30...
Mike Howard Knows His Priorities and Lives Them Every Day
Mike Howard Knows... An Essential Business in the COVID-19 Era. “We are an essential business. Since we are providing low-cost abundant hydrocarbons to our customers, downstream and upstream, we are an essential business. We’re the business that powers every other business. Without hydrocarbons other businesses don’t operate, so we were...
Every Revolution Brings Unintended Consequences Prior to the dawn of the 21st century, oil and gas drilling in the United States almost always took place in rural areas, out in the countryside and far away from housing developments or other populated areas. As a result, drill sites were most often...
Allen Gilmer
  “The lady that ran the courthouse was named ‘Peaches’.” - Allen Gilmer “We focused on Texas only, and we covered things we could get from the Railroad Commission. So, that was production data back to 1970. Then there were permits and completions. Permits, we collected daily, because we were located...
Myrtle Jones: A Remarkable Woman with a Remarkable Story
“I was truly raised by a village, you know.” “If you had asked me when I was a little girl growing up in Heidelberg, Mississippi, if I would end up being the Senior VP of Tax at Halliburton, I would’ve said ‘absolutely not.’ It is something that was just inconceivable...
It is no secret that the shale oil and gas industry is in the midst of a phase of rapid consolidation, a move that was kicked off by Occidental Oil Co. with its acquisition of big independent producer Anadarko Petroleum in April 2019. Over the past two years, companies...
Moda Midstream: Navigating the Sea Change in American Energy Security
When, in December 2015, then-President Barack Obama affixed his signature to one of the many omnibus spending bills that congress has sent to various presidents over the last 15 years or so, few could have predicted the massive paradigm shift the act would have on America’s oil and natural...
Biden’s Energy Policy: A Potentially Tragic Consequence of the 2020 Election
Most Americans support the conceptual notion of moving away from fossil fuels toward a society that runs on 100% “clean” energy. Everyone wants to leave a legacy of clean air, clean water and an otherwise idyllic society to the generations that come after us. That impulse seems to be...
We have operations in 27 states, we have close to 10,000 miles of pipe. In terms of storage capacity, we have approximately 74 million barrels of storage capacity Brad Barron became the CEO of NuStar in January of 2014, where he had previously served as the company’s Executive Vice President...