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The oil and gas industry’s commitment to the communities in which we operate is steadfast and strong. In South Texas, we believe it’s important for everyone to give back to the communities in which we live and work. Being a good corporate citizen is essential to the success of...
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There is no question Colorado’s upcoming election cycle is going to be a doozy — headlined by the gubernatorial race between Democratic nominee, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, and the Republican nominee, State Treasurer Walker Stapleton. Certainly, energy issues are primed to be front and center up and down the...
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A State With a Stormy History Anyone who has lived for any period of time to the east of I-35 in Texas has experienced some impacts from a tropical storm or hurricane. Texas lore is indeed filled with major storms that have decimated the towns, cities and ports along the...
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Entropy, life-cycle accounting and the circular economy are terms and concepts indicative of how society now looks at the world differently than previous generations. As the global population pushes toward ten billion people by the end of this century, thoughtful approaches to sustainability will become ever more essential to...
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I’m an oil and gas guy. That’s what I’ve been for an entire career, which technically began in June 1979, when I went to work as an accountant for Coastal States Oil and Gas Company at Greenway Plaza in Houston. But my history with the oil and gas industry...
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SHALE Magazine and In the Oil Patch hosted the Fourth Annual State of Energy luncheon on Aug. 29 at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. This event was held in partnership with nearly every Corpus Christi-area chamber of commerce, including the Aransas Pass Chamber of...
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The world is changing and Texas is changing with it. Social contracts, corporate citizenship and sustainability are common terms in today’s energy boardroom discussions. These are no longer buzzwords; they are principles that help shape the regulatory framework in our State. One readily hears the echo of the social...
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It seems that everything, even basic necessities like energy, has become highly political today. But our conversation about American energy doesn't have to be this way. That's why the American Petroleum Institute is calling on voters, candidates, and the media to put aside partisanship with its "Power Past Politics"...
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According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the number of jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) industries, including oil and natural gas, is expected to grow 50 percent faster over the next decade than in non-STEM industries according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Moreover, the Independent...
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Malignant mindsets of current and aspiring leaders likely to be counterproductive As an Organizational Psychologist and 28 years working with the top three levels in Fortune 100 companies, I’ve noticed some common themes with some of the most successful people in the world. See if you can identify with any...