Key Considerations For Supporting Your ETRM System Here’s how an optimized IT support capability can maximize reliability and efficiency for your ETRM system.
Energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems are flexible, powerful tools that often lie at the very core of an upstream, midstream, or downstream oil and gas company’s commercial, logistics, and risk business process. They enable the trade-to-settlement lifecycle and support much of the hydrocarbon value chain. They’re routinely...
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The 2017 WEN National Conference will be held April 26-28 at the brand-new Marriott Marquis Houston. The WEN National Conference will bring together over 500 participants from multiple disciplines in the energy industry and across the country. The conference will showcase relevant and timely topics around the theme, Energy...
Ethanol Nonexistent Without Oil
With the 2020 election cycle dominating national news and the Iowa Caucus recently taking place, there was once again renewed attention on industries and debates relevant to the energy industry. Corn is king in Iowa, and you can’t talk politics in that state without touching on farming and the...
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...
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...
The Pandemic’s Impact on Employer-Provided Medical Plans
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a “new normal” for employers operating in these uncertain times. In the realm of employer-provided medical plans (“plans”), several COVID-related mandates apply, and opportunities are available for employers to expand coverage and provide cost-saving opportunities to employees. If not done already, employers should work...
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This issue of SHALE highlights company and industry culture, but there is a developing national culture in the U.S. regarding the energy industry, and oil and gas in particular, that should give us pause. At a time when the domestic oil and gas industry is discovering, developing and producing...
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For years, shale development in the Appalachian Basin has been routinely — and erroneously — met with skepticism. Anti-fracing activists and naysayers from national and regional media outlets have, at times, been quick to discount both the Marcellus and Utica shales with headlines like “Shale Boom? What Happened?” “Ohio’s Utica...
U.S. mines produced approximately $82.3 billion in minerals in 2020, and according to the EIA, mining has the second-largest share of annual industrial energy consumption. It takes an incredible amount of energy to mine minerals, such as coal, metals, such as iron, copper or zinc, and industrial minerals, such...
There is one city in the U.S. that’s well known for its cinematography, its food scene, its tech giants, and its tourism, but not so much, for its oil, which is hidden behind false façades and artistic towers. Los Angeles has been hiding a dirty secret for decades, away...