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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...
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“We Believe in Long-Term Careers.” It is an increasingly rare thing indeed to come across anyone in America today who has spent an entire career working for a single corporate entity. The advent of constantly-advancing technologies and our increasingly mobile and restless society has by and large ended the American...
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A State With a Stormy History Anyone who has lived for any period of time to the east of I-35 in Texas has experienced some impacts from a tropical storm or hurricane. Texas lore is indeed filled with major storms that have decimated the towns, cities and ports along the...
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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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When Sully Sullenberger landed his US Airways Flight 1549 on the surface of the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, saving more than 100 souls in the process, no one in the news media or anywhere else referred to him as a “male pilot.” Instead, he was just called...
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Keeping Austin Weird, the Oil and Gas Way The United States of America’s landscape is dotted with what people past and present have referred to as “oil towns.” However, the premier oil town in the U.S. is, of course, Houston, where a good portion of the domestic oil and gas...
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These are exciting times for everyone involved with the Port of Corpus Christi. On September 9, 2017, the Port of Corpus Christi agreed to terms with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a plan to widen and deepen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. This news became the centerpiece...
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It has been a year now since we all awoke on Nov. 9, 2016, to the reality that, against all odds and all predictions by the polls and political “experts,” Donald J. Trump had somehow defeated Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th President of the United...
STEER A New Kind of Trade Organization
No one questions the effectiveness of the South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER). No one questions the expertise and energy consistently displayed by STEER President Omar Garcia and the entire STEER staff. No one questions their ability to effectively communicate with a broad range of stakeholders in the Eagle Ford...
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In many ways, the story of the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is the story of the last century of America’s oil and gas industry. In part, that’s because 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Railroad Commission’s authority to regulate the oil and natural gas industry in the...