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In Texas, the month of April means the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. Gen. Sam Houston defeated Gen. Santa Anna in a brief fight on land that is now part of southeastern Harris County, securing Texas’ status as an independent republic. April is also known...
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The National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety (STEPS) Network is a national safety network in the oil and gas industry that is comprised of volunteers from oil and gas companies, service companies, contractors and trade associations that operate within the U.S. It began in 2003 in South Texas,...
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American energy development has a long history, going back well into the 19th century. Our industry is also associated with older movies like 1956’s Giant and older equipment like the counterbalanced pump jack, which goes back to 1925. It’s great to have a colorful history — and to play such...
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PESA’s mission is to promote all that oilfield service, supply and manufacturing companies are doing to lead innovation across the industry. We work to elevate the understanding that these companies are actively developing the tools and technologies to harness our resources more safely, efficiently and with a smaller environmental footprint. Oilfield...
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It’s that time of the year when the weather is becoming more and more beautiful, the flowers are blooming and the days are getting longer. It’s the perfect time to take advantage of all the new beginnings happening in nature and implement a few new changes in our day-to-day...
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Healthy living is more than just a New Year’s resolution; it’s a year-round lifestyle. For thousands of homebuyers across the U.S., total wellness has become a way of life, and typical fitness amenities alone don’t make the cut when looking for a new community. With an ever-increasing number of...
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As the state of Oklahoma once again faces a budget shortfall of about $900 million, lawmakers are looking to find ways to create new revenue, including eyeing potential new taxes on the state’s oil and natural gas industry. Meanwhile, oil and natural gas trade organizations and the State Chamber...
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The Food and Drug Administration may not be the first government agency you think about when wondering how the Trump administration will affect your business and daily life, but it shouldn’t be too far down the list. The organization is responsible for the regulation of everything from your pet’s...
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This issue of SHALE highlights company and industry culture, but there is a developing national culture in the U.S. regarding the energy industry, and oil and gas in particular, that should give us pause. At a time when the domestic oil and gas industry is discovering, developing and producing...
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“How does this bust differ from the bust in the ’80s?” I get asked that question quite often, partly because I’m growing old and it shows on my face, and partly because I’ve been in the oil and gas industry since 1979, and people assume — rightly or wrongly —...