How Will Retirement Change Now That Women Are Taking Charge? Four Key Ideas That Will Transform Retirement For Everyone
In the 1960s and 70s, working girls came out in force. They began careers in greater numbers than ever before, breaking through stereotypes and barriers to become an essential part of the economy. They changed how workers looked, thought and acted.  We were two of them. Now, we are all...
The Pandemic’s Impact on Employer-Provided Medical Plans
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a “new normal” for employers operating in these uncertain times. In the realm of employer-provided medical plans (“plans”), several COVID-related mandates apply, and opportunities are available for employers to expand coverage and provide cost-saving opportunities to employees. If not done already, employers should work...
Yes, the Blue Wave Hit a Red Brick Wall, but Now What?
The Influence of Big Money in Anti-Oil and Gas CampaignsThere has been a massive increase in the size and scope of opposition to oil and gas in recent years.The calls for a fracking Organizations ban have come from every part of the left — from Bernie Sanders’ bill in...
Raise a Glass to Texas’ Top Wine Counties
Would you like to see a wine list? Not a list of wines, but a list of Texas counties where you’ll find the best wines. Oil isn’t the only thing flowing in the Lone Star State. Austin happens to be home to some of the top wine counties outside...
Enabling the Energy Transition: How Green Financing Can Help Industry Reduce Global Emissions
The oil and gas industry today faces many tests and trials. With low commodity prices, reduced demand, changing geopolitical alignment, climate change challenges, regulatory uncertainty, investor rejection of fossil energy, decarbonization, Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG), and everything associated with the “energy transition,” many are asking how the industry will...
Entergy
Employee engagement is an issue for many industries that rely on frontline workers. But energy and utility companies face unique challenges when it comes to connecting with workers. A widening skills gap and a growing labor shortage are adding up to a disconnected workforce. In fact, only 52% of utility...
Inspiring Business Women: Jane Gimler
Jane GimlerCompany name: ABC Texas Coastal Bend ChapterTitle: PresidentSHALE: Tell me about your company.ABC Texas Coastal Bend Chapter is the leading association providing the most valuable resources for the Coastal Bend construction industry, dedicated to our members’ prosperity and promoting the free enterprise system. We are the construction industry...
New Technology Transforms Natural Gas Into a Multitude of Useful Products
Natural gas, a mixture comprising primarily methane and similar light hydrocarbon components, provides a relatively clean energy source for the United States. Thanks to widespread deployment of horizontal-drilling and hydraulic-fracturing technologies in recent years, natural gas is recovered abundantly, so much so that the U.S. now exports its excess...
Myrtle Jones: A Remarkable Woman with a Remarkable Story
“I was truly raised by a village, you know.” “If you had asked me when I was a little girl growing up in Heidelberg, Mississippi, if I would end up being the Senior VP of Tax at Halliburton, I would’ve said ‘absolutely not.’ It is something that was just inconceivable...
COVID, Cloudy Days and Chicken Fried Steak
COVID-19 has been a huge disruption to our lives as well as to the economy.   The disruption of demand caused oil prices to drop precipitously, even below zero for a short period, a historic collapse in pricing. The ramifications of this collapse to the economies of Texas and other...