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For many decades, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) harbored the ability to control the price of crude oil on the open market, due mainly to the influence of a single member country — Saudi Arabia. Since the 1950s, Saudi Arabia has been blessed with a wealth...
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As I write this, the news is breaking that the American Health Care Act has been pulled from the floor late on a Friday afternoon and we’ll have to wait and see what’s next for healthcare in America. I was originally asked to put together a piece comparing the...
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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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In its Short-Term Energy Outlook for March, The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced that the domestic oil and gas industry in the United States had set a new record for overall natural gas production during 2017, and would set another new record in the same category this year. This...
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Politicians, who promise to stem the seemingly inevitable growth and pervasive presence of government, typically follow one of these three imperfect equations: 1) they profess a certain position or philosophy (for political expediency) but don’t really believe it; 2) they genuinely believe a certain position or philosophy but lack the political...
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Environment, education, and experience contribute to perception and bias, which, in turn, create the opportunity, if not the likelihood, for a willingness to accept certain propositions uncritically or reject converse propositions out of hand. When I represented the oil and gas industry in high-stakes lawsuits involving claims of catastrophic...
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Cities in South Texas have been through a lot in the recent past. Around seven years ago, seemingly from out of nowhere and almost overnight, the Eagle Ford area was inundated with oilfield workers, housing shortages, crowded restaurants and busy roadways. Starting with just a handful of oil and...
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When you’re part of America’s oil and natural gas sector, you know the names of many of our industry’s largest players—companies such as Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Shell, Halliburton and many others. What’s less well known—inside and outside our industry—is that the oil and natural gas sector is supported by...
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As soon as you read the title of this article, someone (or perhaps multiple individuals) may pop into your thoughts. Because we all have different personalities, varying backgrounds and unique opinions on how things should be done, we are bound to encounter problems with others in the workplace. As...
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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...