The University of Texas was host to possibly the most ironic and ill-conceived protest in history in late October. As reported by the Daily Texan student newspaper: “The UT Center for Enterprise and Policy Analytics at the McCombs School of Business hosted the lecture in the Cockerell School of...
The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system implies a supremely customizable and configurable set of commercial and industrial software applications. The system can be used to support the management of any process chain in the midstream and downstream oil and gas sectors. The midstream oil and gas sector requires...
Natural Gas Makes the World Go Round
The world’s population, fast approaching the ten billion mark, is a milestone to be reached around 2050, so increasing global agricultural output by mid-century should be a priority if everyone on Earth is to be fed. Strangling the supply of natural gas and ammonia — and consequently the amount of fertilizer produced...
oil rig worker
Texas — the first two images that spring to my mind are cattle and oil wells. Thinking a little deeper, I see wide-open spaces, small country churches, good people, BBQ, Tex-Mex and even football. Yes, these are stereotypes of Texas, but usually, stereotypes don’t become stereotypes unless there is...
Panorama aerial view of Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge
I visited the Port of Corpus Christi in late August for the first time this year, and I was honestly stunned by the level of activity taking place there. From the dredging of the main channel to construction activities taking place in and around Portland and Ingleside and from...
oil with sunset
Texas has defied her critics since the first days of the Republic. Few expected the Texian rebels to route the Mexican army and defeat General Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto, and few believed that the fledgling country would survive and ultimately join the Union. However, Texas...
oil well pump
In 1956, Hollywood released the classic film “Giant.” It was an adaptation of a novel by Edna Ferber, telling the story of “big oil” in Texas. It was loosely based on Ferber’s impressions of the iconic King Ranch (a ranch in Texas that is larger than the entire state...
A State of Denial: New York’s Natural Gas Blockade
When it comes to energy issues, New York long ago plunged over the cliff. Now, it has attached booster jets to its heels to accelerate toward the bottom. Worse, one fears Governor Cuomo knows exactly what he’s doing — simply depending on others and time to rescue him. New York...
green new deal
This past February, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office released an updated version of her Green New Deal bill. The 14-page document presents forecasts of the potential impact of climate change outlined in terms of mass migration, $500 billion in annual lost economic output by 2100, increased wildfire activity, loss of coral...
An Interview for Next Generation of Industry Leaders, PESA
PESA’s Emerging Executives Committee prepares high-performing individuals for their role as the next generation of industry leaders. The Committee develops and carries out their own agenda of events and training seminars, including Leadership Forums, an Executive Leadership Year-Long Program, and the Executive Address Series. PESA recently sat down with...

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