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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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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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“There are many, many times when we sit around a table and I’m the only one in heels. And it doesn’t go unnoticed. So I always wanted to be very confident of the facts and prepared in what I was going to say, because you don’t want to be...
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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...
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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...
Oil & Gas & COVID-19
Oil and Gas & COVID-19 Hit Hard With the onset of COVID-19 and the resulting general-economic shutdown that is affecting much of the country, it is a challenging time to stay in business. But, the oil and gas industry has been hit particularly hard. In order to survive, oil and...
Due to COVID-19, retail shopping will never be the same
COVID-19 represents a sea change for retail services that will alter the customer experience for years, perhaps decades to come. What at first appeared to be a temporary aberration is taking on a measure of permanence. Some have even resorted to reframing the popular aphorism as the new “abnormal.” Key...
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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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...
President Joe Biden recently delivered the 2024 State of the Union address, facing the intense spotlight that accompanies this annual event. The speech offers a prime opportunity for the President to tout achievements and rally support ahead of a grueling re-election campaign against his Republican challenger, former President Donald...