A Tale of Caution

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Developing and executing a strategic plan to help manage real estate and occupancy costs is an important consideration for oil and gas companies. A well thought out plan will have long term financial implications and will impact the ability to attract and retain talent moving forward.  By sharing some...
Small Business, shale magazine, social impact
Social-Impact: Small Business Brings Savory Serenity to Family Meals, while Creating Work for Adults with Developmental Disabilities Like many small businesses, the zen of slow cooking— which creates gourmet slow cooker spice blends — began as an effort to solve a problem. How does a busy mother of three juggle...
Shale Play Short Takes
Bakken Shale – North Dakota/Montana Kinder Morgan and Tallgrass Energy announced that they will expand their jointly-operated Hiland Crude Pipeline system. The expanded system will be capable of moving Bakken crude to markets on the East Coast of the U.S., and to Cushing, Oklahoma. A new report by ESAI...
oil and gas
We are living at a time when our ability to provide our own domestic energy supply has literally put us in the position of energy dominance, if not outright independence. Not only are we now producing enough oil and gas for our own domestic needs, but we have enough...
Houston State Energy
SHALE Magazine and In the Oil Patch radio show hosted the first State of Energy luncheon in Houston, Texas on July 18 at the Omni Hotel Houston Westside. The event featured keynote speaker former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and a Permian update presented by Josh Haugan with...
The Port of Corpus Christi hosted a kick-off event marking the start of its long-awaited Channel Improvement Project on May 29 at Solomon P. Ortiz Center. The kickoff included an ahead-of-schedule estimate of completion of the project. The gathering included speakers representing pivotal participants in the procurement of funding...
Playing Political Games with Oil Pressure
North Dakota oil and gas producers have faced many hurdles from politicians and activists united by the goal to “keep it in the ground,” and recent actions in Washington state pose the latest, and highest, hurdle to date. Governor Jay Inslee, an announced Democrat presidential candidate with a $9...
A State of Denial: New York’s Natural Gas Blockade
Pipeline Blockade is Making Things Worse for New York's Natural Gas When it comes to energy issues, New York long ago plunged over the cliff. Now, it has attached booster jets to its heels to accelerate toward the bottom. Worse, one fears Governor Cuomo knows exactly what he’s doing — simply...
Coastal States
I woke up on July 5 to the realization that the day represented my 40th anniversary in the oil business. On July 5, 1979, I went to work as an accountant for Coastal States Oil & Gas Company after a post-graduation job search that left me with a choice...
Corporate Social Responsibility Program, In-Kind Giving
It’s no secret that corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs are good for business as well as the community. They improve employee engagement, increase customer loyalty and elevate corporate brands. But while most companies build their CSR programs around monetary donations and employee volunteerism, there is another form of giving...