Wyoming’s Powder River Basin Sees BLM Approval for 5000 New Oil Wells
For very valid reasons, oil companies have turned a corner and are more concerned than ever before with their public images, especially pertaining to their environmental impact. They are held to the most stringent environmental standards and are mandated to provide guarantees of transparency in the environmental management of...
Brian Freed EPIC
A Life of Work and Service “I probably have had the furthest thing from a straight-line path to where I am now that you’ll ever find,” Brian Freed, CEO of EPIC Midstream, told us when we sat down for our interview in September. “I started working when I was 12...

ENERGY REALITY 101

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Another school year has begun, and there is a new appreciation among teachers and students for the (once taken for granted) simple opportunity of being able to meet in person in a classroom. I can detect a palpable level of enthusiasm among my law-school students that comes from a...
RSS
It’s been a quarter of a century since Rotary Steerable Systems (RSS) displaced mud motors as the energy industry’s premium directional drilling tool of choice, and the basic design has incrementally been improved upon over the years.But the fundamental approach has remained unchanged. The technical and commercial realities of...
What is green on the outside and red on the inside? Two things immediately spring to mind — watermelons and environmentalists. I have nothing against watermelons. In fact, there are few things that taste better on a hot summer day than a cold watermelon. As for the environmentalists, I...
climate
Never has America witnessed a more narrative-driven phenomenon than the so-called “Energy Transition,” the popular term used to describe what Green New Deal Democrats and the climate alarmist lobby hope will become a mass move to renewables in power generation and electric vehicles (EVs) in transportation in the coming...
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is commonly called the Keystone State because of its geography, stretching from the Canadian border to the Atlantic seacoast and separating New Jersey, New York and New England from the rest of America. History played a role, too, of course, as it was the convenient place to launch...

Trying Times

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Much has been written about how the COVID-19 pandemic and our response to it has changed our everyday lives. We could all name things that were either unheard of or perceived to be unnecessary services and technology before COVID that are now commonplace, and in some cases, indispensable parts...
business
Business owners across the globe were undoubtedly shaken when the world seemed to stop due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though they have seemingly made it through the initial blow from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, most business owners are still feeling the lasting effects. This has caused...
The renewable energy snowball has begun to roll, and power sources like wind and solar are increasing rapidly. It’s hard not to notice if you have to pass one of those giant wind turbine blades being trucked along the highway. In President Biden’s proposed budget, he has inserted a big...