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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...
Back to School Health and Safety
Back to school health and safety is a priority for every parent this coming August, so we are here to share a helpful article from IDEA Public Schools. The safety, health and well-being of every IDEA scholar is always our top priority. As we gear up for another great year...
Sending Your Child Back to School Amid COVID and Chaos
Back to School time is naturally stressful for everyone. It’s natural for parents and kids to feel a little apprehension as the first day of the new year of school approaches. In past years, there may have been butterflies in the stomach about making friends, getting good grades, being...
The big story today is obviously Chevron’s announcement that it plans to buy Houston-based Noble Energy in a stock exchange valued at just $5 billion.
This past April, just ahead of futures contract expirations, the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil did something it’s never done—it went negative, all the way down to minus $37.63 per barrel. In short, U.S. exploration and production companies overwhelmed storage facilities, which essentially reached capacity. At the...
UT Permian Basin: Resiliency and an Innovative Spirit
Resiliency & an innovative spirit are part of what makes being a Falcon so special, and during this year, the UT at the Permian Basin exemplifies that! We’re only halfway through the year, but 2020 can be summed up simply: the year of uncertainty. It’s hard to believe that just...
The Future of Natural Gas
A look into the future of natural gas with excerpts from “The Future of Buildings, Transportation and Power” In the first two decades of the 21st century, natural gas has been the primary winner in the electric generation industry. Gas should continue its success in the near-term, both in meeting...
Much is at Stake in the Upcoming National Elections
Upcoming National Elections, we all know that a lot is at stake in this year. The U.S. presidency and Congress are up for grabs. Early polls suggest that President Trump is vulnerable in his race against Joe Biden to seek a second term. The slim Republican margin in the...
Managing Safety Amid New Challenges
Managing safety is important every day, but the year 2020 has plagued the oil and gas industry with challenges. The onset of COVID-19, coupled with the record free fall of prices, left oil and gas personnel frantically searching for answers while recovering from this shocking new life. Although historical,...
Gender in the oilfield
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 15, 2020, that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. This momentous, 6-3 decision came in Bostock v. Clayton County, in which the plaintiff claimed he was fired because he...
The Undelivered Promises of Climate Action Plans Adopted by U.S. Cities
Undelivered Promises of Climate Action has run arash and spreading across Texas cities. Its recent victims have included Austin, Houston, and, most recently, San Antonio. This disease is worse than most, primarily because it encourages magical thinking, triviality and rhetoric in the place of calm, sober, clear-eyed thought. These Texas...