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In the oil business, time is money, both of which are lost when employees get sick. Hauling oil and handling the systems associated with it is often a dangerous process. According to OSHA, hydrogen sulfide is a leading health hazard in this area, with silica and diesel particulate matter...
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The Race to Keep a Youthful Appearance With the competitive nature of today’s fast-paced society, men are increasingly feeling the pressure to look younger to combat ageism. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that there has been an almost 20 percent increase in men going under the plastic surgeon’s knife,...
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What You Need to Know to Enjoy the Season With Your Furry Friends The holidays are here, which means there will be plenty of love, laughter, family gatherings and, of course, food. The festivities include just about everyone — parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and the pets who we often...
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When do you plug a well? In theory, you should do so when the cost of operating the well is higher than the income it produces. However, that point is very difficult to ascertain. Remaining reserves, cost of production and sales price of production are all unknowns that directly...
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President Calvin Coolidge famously and accurately once said, “the chief business of the American people is business.” In his provocative book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, Alex Epstein asserts that the oil and gas industry makes every other industry flourish. Since Col. Edwin Drake’s 1859 discovery well in...
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Texas and other parts of the U.S. have become key oil and gas producers again. Further, the U.S. is now the second lowest-cost oil producer in the world after Saudi Arabia. This unexpected change of events has occurred because of the shale revolution and the advent of unconventional extraction techniques...
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Energy gives very little reverence to man-made borders between states and countries. Energy of all types is often produced far distances from where it will finally be used in our homes and businesses. A quick look at energy infrastructure shows just how interconnected energy has made the world. The Women’s...
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Hurricane Harvey blew into Texas as a Category 4 storm in late August, and then lingered like no previous storm had ever done before. By the time the beast finally moved on up the coast into Louisiana, it had dumped more than 50 inches of rain on parts of...
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In late August, Texans experienced mass devastation after Hurricane Harvey made its way through the Texas Gulf. Winds of 130 mph whipped through the communities of South Texas destroying businesses and homes. While Hurricane Harvey may have destroyed structures, it did not break the spirit of Texas. Days, weeks and...
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For decades, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia have watched an overwhelming number of manufacturing jobs — particularly steel manufacturing jobs — leave the United States, which led to the region being nicknamed the Rust Belt. During the same time period, the middle class started to shrink and union households...

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