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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...
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As we move into 2018, the factors that determine future crude oil prices are setting up almost exactly as they did going into 2017. The single biggest puzzle piece went into place on November 30, when OPEC and Russia agreed to extend their joint export limitation agreement through the...
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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...
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These are exciting times for everyone involved with the Port of Corpus Christi. On September 9, 2017, the Port of Corpus Christi agreed to terms with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a plan to widen and deepen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. This news became the centerpiece...
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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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The winners of STEER’s fifth annual Eagle Ford Excellence Awards have been announced. This year’s winners are Voestalpine Texas LLC, Energy Waste, Halliburton, R360 Environmental Solutions, Sun Coast Resources, Tierra Lease Service LLC, Falls City Education Foundation and San Antonio River Authority. STEER has the distinct pleasure of honoring these...
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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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Industrial control systems (ICS) are a vital part of the country’s critical infrastructure as they facilitate essential services within energy plants — including oil and gas. Like many other sectors, critical infrastructure is increasing its reliance on smart devices and automation, and this exposes organizations’ infrastructure to new threats...
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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...