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Following years of suppressed market conditions, many view 2017 as the comeback year for the U.S. oil and gas industry. In the wake of the crude oil price collapse in 2014, U.S. production for both crude and natural gas flattened, then dropped through 2016. And even though prices for...
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It’s no secret that U.S. natural gas production, led by the shale boom, is at record highs. In fact, gas production is currently running more than 5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) higher than it was a year ago. The U.S. is now the world’s largest natural gas...
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Neoclassical economic theory, which has come to dominate public policymaking, has also oversimplified the world greatly. As a prime example, neoclassical theory reduces the factors of production to labor and capital. If you remember from Economics 101, it used to be land, labor and capital. Indeed the classical — as...
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The Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) is the national trade association representing 200 companies that provide the services, technology, equipment and expertise necessary to safely and efficiently explore and produce oil and natural gas. Serving as the unified voice for the sector, and advocating for and supporting the sector’s...
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Houston: Armandos

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Since 1978, Armando Palacios’ longtime eatery — fashioned after 1920s Mexico City — has been consistently packed with friends, regulars, celebrities and local socialites who love the famous fresh lime juice margaritas, delicious queso flameado and signature fajitas. Located in the heart of River Oaks, this is the “it”...
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Happy New Year! It’s 2018 — and it’s almost a miracle that we made it here. Let’s face it; 2017 was a year like no other in recent history. Donald Trump promised to bring disruption to the establishment modus operandi that has prevailed in Washington, D.C., for decades. If...
Recycle Water
The tremendous population growth of the last 50 years and the arid nature of much of the state are major reasons Texans are concerned about water. If Texas is going to continue to be a good place to live, we must have adequate, clean water. A partial solution is recycling...
Tech Transformation
These days, “digital transformation” is an increasingly popular phrase in the business world, and it is challenging organizations to carefully consider how to retool their strategies. Digital transformation doesn’t simply mean to digitize information or move services from manual/analog into a digital format.  Rather, digital transformations are an entirely new...
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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is the premier steakhouse in Texas with three locations between Dallas and Houston. Named one of the “Top Five Steaks in America” by Food Network (for its out-of-this-world New York Strip Steak), Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is widely recognized as one of the highest quality restaurants in...
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New York City residents worry a lot about that urban air they breathe. Several years ago they started addressing the problem. The NYC Clean Heat program was employed in cleaning up Big Apple air and they’ve done it, thanks to fracing and the pipelines that deliver Marcellus Shale gas...