Jason Modglin
Jason Modglin Jumping Into Leadership at the Toughest Possible Time2020 has been a tough year for the oil and gas business. Most agree that it is the worst climate for the industry since at least the bust of the mid-1980s, and possibly the worst since the 1930s, once all...
Tom Pyle
Tom Pyle and IER: Punching Above Their Weight for Energy When a person hears the term “think tank,” the mind naturally turns to politically-oriented entities like the Brookings Institute, the Cato Institute, Harvard University’s Kennedy Center and the Hoover Institute at Stanford. Those institutions and many others formulate policy positions...
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The history of the oil and natural gas industry in North America is in many ways intertwined with the history of the railroad, which in the mid-19th century became the main means of transcontinental transportation for Americans and Canadians. As these great railroad systems were constructed across the continent, the...
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It should not come as a surprise to anyone that John Walker is the CEO of a company that he created. From his days as a Boy Scout, to college, to his military service, to parenthood to the earliest days of his business career, Walker has always made it...
For Jim Wright, Looking Out for Texas is a Way of Life
Jim Wright, Texas’s newest addition to the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC), learned the value of hard work growing up on a working ranch — one with its own mining business to boot — near the tiny settlement of Bluntzer, Texas. The lessons he learned at a young age served...
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The Planner “You have to be deliberate and take your time, and don’t get ahead of yourselves. You have to watch out for each other because somebody gets a tear in their glove, or something like that, that has skin exposed, you can get frostbite.” Tommy Nusz, Chief Executive Officer of...
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“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...
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...
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Even the Best and Brightest Minds Can Get Things Wrong In the summer of 2002, the National Petroleum Council (NPC) gathered together some of the smartest minds from the oil and gas industry, academia and in the environmental community to study the potential for natural gas in North America. The...
Congressman Michael Cloud
The nature of bottlenecks is that the resolution of one generally results in others developing further downstream. We see this in automobile traffic, where the clearing up of an accident or the adding of new lanes of one stretch of freeway ends up creating another bottleneck down the road. We...
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