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...
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...
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...
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...
Yes, the Blue Wave Hit a Red Brick Wall, but Now What?
There has been a massive increase in the size and scope of opposition to oil and gas in recent years. The calls for a fracking ban have come from every part of the left — from Bernie Sanders’ bill in January to ban all onshore and offshore fracking by 2025,...
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...
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...
Proposed DOL Guidance Broadens Definition of Independent Contractors for Oil and Gas Employers
Independent contractors have long been a mainstay in the oil and gas industry. Given the ebbs and flows of the industry, contractors allow for much-needed flexibility. But, using contractors can sometimes create risk, particularly if the relationship is not handled correctly. Care must be taken to ensure independent contractors...
Mushroom Barley Soup: Turkey, Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian
While “Deep Flavors” is a kosher-style cookbook, the recipes are eclectic, Tex/Mex to Cajun to Jewish soul food, to French, etc. This recipe is just one example, derived from a soup that my grandmother and Mom made, strongly influenced by ingredients available in Western Russia in the late 1800s....
TEXAS TECH: THE ENERGY UNIVERSITY
After thirty years in practice with two law firms, an oil-and-gas company, and my own firm, there were two aspects that made the offer to become a law-school professor at Texas Tech in 2014 intriguing to me: one was the law school’s emphasis on wanting to hire a practitioner,...