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Even the Best and Brightest Minds Can Get Things Wrong In the summer of 2002, the National Petroleum Council (NPC) gathered together some of the smartest minds from the oil and gas industry, academia and in the environmental community to study the potential for natural gas in North America. The...
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We are going to learn some definitions and terms to help professionals from industries other than those in the energy sector better understand the natural gas side of the petroleum business. When a company goes out to drill a well, they are generally looking for either oil or gas....
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History matters. On Dec. 19, 1890 Art. X, §2 of the Texas Constitution was amended to include a provision forming the Railroad Commission of Texas, stating the “Legislature … may provide and establish all requisite means and agencies invested with such powers as may be deemed adequate and advisable...
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Here's a fun fact: If Texas were an independent country, it would now stand as the fourth largest oil-producing nation on Earth, behind only the rest of the U.S., Russia, and Saudi Arabia. Here's another fun fact: In September 2008, total U.S. oil production came in at 3.8 million...
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Since its inception, technology has driven the development and transformation of the oil and gas industry. Technologies to locate and extract oil and gas reserves enabled the shale revolution, and a new revolution is around the corner for oil and gas exploration and production companies. While it might sound...
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Truck attainment has been a key challenge for private fleets, for-hire carriers, and organizations that rely on trucking across many industries, including manufacturing, construction and oil and gas. This challenge has been accentuated by the backlog of orders for Class-8 heavy-duty trucks, largely stemming from an American economy that...
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The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) represents the largest operators in the Eagle Ford Shale region. STEER members recognize the multiple benefits of using natural gas in our homes and day to day lives. It’s important that we all look to recognize the multiple benefits of natural...
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Bakken Shale - North Dakota/Montana Due to ongoing booming production from the nation’s second-largest oil producing basin, Energy Transfer announced it was expanding the capacity in its Dakota Access Pipeline system to 570,000 bpd. The company said it had moved more than 500,000 bpd during the fourth quarter of...
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Women’s Energy Network (WEN) hosted the 2019 mentorship kickoff luncheon on Feb. 19 at Silo in San Antonio. The event featured Barbara Greene, Founder and CEO of Greene & Associates, Inc., as speaker. The mentorship program endeavors to build meaningful relationships among Women's Energy Network - South Texas members...
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Oral health and hygiene play a vital role in the overall health of children and adults. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), oral health has been linked with chronic diseases, like diabetes and heart disease. It is also linked with risk behaviors like using tobacco and eating...