The oil and gas industry is facing strong competition in attracting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent, with 44% of STEM Millennials and Generation Zs (Gen Z) interested in pursuing a career in the oil and gas industry, compared to 77% in the technology sector, 58% in life...
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...
A State of Denial: New York’s Natural Gas Blockade
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 depending on others and time to rescue him. New York...
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...
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...
Trump has started providing lower royalty rates to producers on federal lands who couldn't continue to operate those leases at normal rates.
West Texas has a permanent power problem. According to the Dallas Morning News, the Permian Basin, which produces almost 4 million barrels of oil a day, expanded so quickly that the electricity suppliers who are needed to keep wells running are struggling to keep up. In the article, an oilfield...
The Texas oil and gas boom kicked off in 1901 following the discovery of the Spindletop field near Beaumont, Texas. Referred to as the “Lucas Gusher,” it presaged the rapid expansion of a young industry that has shaped the state’s economy for more than a century, with the ups...
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...
San Antonio Pipeliners Association hosted the Midstream Classic sporting clays tournament June 6 and 7 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas. The event was kicked off with a networking mixer featuring renowned country music star Gabe Garcia. The event continued with the shooting tournament with trophies...
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...
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