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When you hear someone talk about “Appalachia” what sort of landscape comes to mind? For some, the image of a beautiful, mountainous region of the Eastern United States comes to mind. For most, sadly, the moniker still conjures images of shuttered steel mills, idled manufacturing plants and blight brought...
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“How does this bust differ from the bust in the ’80s?” I get asked that question quite often, partly because I’m growing old and it shows on my face, and partly because I’ve been in the oil and gas industry since 1979, and people assume — rightly or wrongly —...
If world leaders are to stand a chance of reaching net-zero targets and the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C, then sustainable energy sources must be made more accessible and affordable. This is a sentiment that we have heard repeatedly over the past few years, but COP26...
The renewable energy snowball has begun to roll, and power sources like wind and solar are increasing rapidly. It’s hard not to notice if you have to pass one of those giant wind turbine blades being trucked along the highway. In President Biden’s proposed budget, he has inserted a big...
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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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Blockchain in Energy Blockchain technology is the simplest form of the public ledger and shared database that assists in identifying, tracking and tracing every transaction on the enterprise blockchain network. These transactions are recorded in the form of blocks. These blocks are added to the blockchain in a linear and...
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We are going to learn some definitions and terms to help professionals from industries other than those in the energy sector better understand the natural gas side of the petroleum business. When a company goes out to drill a well, they are generally looking for either oil or gas....
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According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the number of jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) industries, including oil and natural gas, is expected to grow 50 percent faster over the next decade than in non-STEM industries according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Moreover, the Independent...
The message to Iran is clear and unambiguous: The days of U.S. capitulation are over  The President's decision to target and kill General Soleimani does not represent "a new war" but rather a substantial counter punch to Iran’s undisputed support of terrorism.Militarily, the President had earlier showed remarkable restraint when...
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Permian pipeline connections are beginning to bottleneck, as revealed by Kayrros data. The bottleneck is caused by the pipeline capacity reaching saturation, limiting the flow of oil to storage hubs, which comes at a time when Kayrros sees the output from the basin rising in August 2018. Price differentials...