Pennsylvania Leverages Its Natural Gas Advantage
Pennsylvania just enacted legislation that will leverage its natural gas advantage to stimulate the development of petrochemical and other businesses that use natural gas. That, itself, is a significant achievement that sets the Commonwealth apart from neighboring states such as Maryland and New York who have the same resources...
Activity Ramps up Regarding Regulation of Methane Venting & Flaring
Attention over methane leaks, venting and flaring has undoubtedly increased in recent weeks as a number of actions have taken place at the federal and state levels that have significant longer-term implications. Texas and New Mexico In August, the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) took steps moving it closer to reducing flaring...
Due to COVID-19, retail shopping will never be the same
COVID-19 represents a sea change for retail services that will alter the customer experience for years, perhaps decades to come. What at first appeared to be a temporary aberration is taking on a measure of permanence. Some have even resorted to reframing the popular aphorism as the new “abnormal.” Key...
Jason Modglin
Jason Modglin Jumping Into Leadership at the Toughest Possible Time2020 has been a tough year for the oil and gas business. Most agree that it is the worst climate for the industry since at least the bust of the mid-1980s, and possibly the worst since the 1930s, once all...
OSHA’s Latest Guidance
As part of its continuing series of industry-specific alerts issued in light of the pandemic, the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published new COVID-19 control and prevention guidance specific to the oil and gas industry. It should be noted that OSHA considers...
Petroleum: Renowned Oil Professor Proposes Fracking Alternative
Dr. George V. Chilingar & Tomer (Tom) Tamarkin at the Chilingar LA. CA homeDr. George Chilingar is truly the Renaissance man of the petroleum and gas industry. As professor emeritus of the University of Southern California, he has over sixty years of research and teaching behind him. In the...
Investing
Shale oil is tight oil from deposits that were unworkable just a few decades ago. Recent technology introduced new costs to the oil extraction process. Thus, shale oil costs more than conventional oil to extract and is a higher risk investment. In comparison to conventional wells, shale oil production costs...
Managing Solar and Storage Global Supply Chains in the Age of COVID-19
Customers for solar panels and battery systems will be navigating various supply chain delays and disruptions from the pandemic for some time. Supply chain validation has become more critical than ever before as buyers of equipment with overseas supply chains must assess and manage their risk so as not...