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Pennsylvania Leverages Its Natural Gas Advantage
Pennsylvania just enacted legislation that will leverage its natural gas advantage to stimulate the development of petrochemical and other businesses that use natural gas. That, itself, is a significant achievement that sets the Commonwealth apart from neighboring states such as Maryland and New York who have the same resources...
OSHA’s Latest Guidance
As part of its continuing series of industry-specific alerts issued in light of the pandemic, the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published new COVID-19 control and prevention guidance specific to the oil and gas industry. It should be noted that OSHA considers...
Lithium Batteries Can Lead the Charge Against Climate Change
Often referred to as “white petroleum,” lithium is an integral part of the lithium-ion battery that you will find in your phone or laptop, as well as powering EVs and providing energy storage for major electrical grids. However, lithium is proving to be a double-edged sword. The global demand...
Oil ministers from the OPEC+ nations are meeting today to review compliance with their ongoing agreement to limit crude oil production and exports.
As menacing as it may be, sand is often required during hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations. With no alternatives typically available to serve as a proppant, sand is generally utilized along with water to prop open underground fractures for purposes of bringing oil and natural gas to the surface. The unwanted...
Q&A with Cye Wagner, Chairman of the Board at the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
Cye Wagner now leads the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers is one of the most long-standing oil and gas industry trade associations in America, with a legacy that goes all the way back to 1930. With more than 2,600 current members, the Alliance is also the largest state-based trade association for...
The Beginning of the End?
Crisis? What crisis? This year of 2020 is unlikely to be remembered as one that provided the world with perfect vision, as many might have anticipated, given what those numbers often represent. In fact, it is much more likely that 2020 will come to be seen as the antithesis of...
Industrial Electric Gas Boosters Promise Quieter, Cleaner, Hassle-Free Operation in Oil and Gas
In the oil and gas industry, gas boosters are ubiquitous products working hard and with little fanfare behind the scenes to pressurize liquids and gases to several thousand bar (30-50,000 psi) for leak testing of vessels, valves or piping; charging gas-operated actuators; and high-pressure gas transfer, cylinder charging and...
An Innovation Journey: Advanced Lead Batteries
Innovation in advanced lead batteries has been a constant theme in the long history of this technology. Lead batteries have served as the world’s primary source of rechargeable batteries for more than a century, and their journey of innovation has been just as long. From ushering in carbon-reducing start-stop technology,...
Pro – Or No – Rationing?
There is really only one subject currently occupying the undivided attention of each and every person affected in any way by the oil and gas industry. To write about anything else would be about as nonsensical as trading favorite recipes during the final moments on the Titanic. This industry...
Coiled Tubing Drilling Offers Rising Opportunities for Oil and Gas Recovery Worldwide
In 2019, the Coiled Tubing Drilling (CTD) market was valued at more than $3 billion, with well intervention services accounting for more than 60% of the market in North America and Europe. In the Middle East and Africa, oil and gas companies are investing in well intervention to increase...
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