Proteus Pill
In November, the FDA announced that it had approved the first digital pill, which had been developed in a partnership between Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Proteus Digital Health. What in the world is a digital pill, you might ask, and why is that something to get excited about? Or, is this...
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This issue’s focus on women in business got me thinking about my own experience with this subject during a 37-year career in the oil and natural gas industry. To say things have changed during that time would be a great understatement, though work remains to be done. I came into...
2021 Climate Report Pairs Big Banks and Fossil Fuels
Finding themselves at the heart of the Banking on Climate Chaos 2021 Fossil Fuel Finance Report 2021, controversial conclusions were drawn on the working relationship between the banking and fossil fuel industries. With the current and intensified animosity towards both sectors, neither fared well in the published analysis. Authored by...
To put it mildly, Colorado’s oil and natural gas industry has undergone enormous changes over the past few years. The state — long known as a powerhouse energy producer — has faced daunting political and regulatory challenges along with a flurry of M&A activity that’s brought about sector consolidation. Today’s...
Can the Oil Industry Avoid Drilling Itself out of Prosperity For Once?
The year 2020 has come to a merciful end, and praise the Lord and pass the pancakes for that bit of good news. When the publisher of SHALE Magazine and host of In the Oil Patch radio show, Kym Bolado, asked me during one of our December shows if the...
Texas 86th Legislative Session, Texas oil & gas
The recently completed 86th legislative session was mostly good news for the Texas oil and gas industry. A state budget was crafted with no new taxes assessed on the industry. Several important bills passed involving produced water and lawful pipeline-construction protests; while our state regulators received adequate budget funding...
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,...
California’s Blackouts Are the Green New Deal in Action
In mid-August, much of California suffered rolling blackouts that had as many as 10 million Californians going without power for days at a time. The excuse used by officials was a series of forest fires that hit vast swaths of the state’s rural areas, but this is nonsense. These...

They Had No Idea

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It is an observable truism that rejecting a reality does not result in removing that reality; it only makes the person doing the rejecting look ridiculous. One wonders if, years from now, social commentators will scratch their heads in confusion regarding our concerted and seemingly relentless effort to refuse...
water recycling
Oil and water may not mix, but in Texas, they are deeply connected to our success in oil and gas production. To maintain our energy production dominance and continue decreasing reliance on foreign imports, Texas must continue to improve how we handle produced water. One answer is to increase the...
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