Sometimes it’s the smallest thing that makes a difference. The “discovery” of the number zero transformed science and math and paved the way for our current technology-enabled world. Modern epidemiology and GIS (geographic information systems) have their roots in John Snow’s seemingly straightforward work in 1850s London to plot...
customers
Who are today’s most “competitive” fuel retailers? The obvious answer is: the ones that get the most customers. What makes a customer choose them? That answer is less obvious. Selling more gallons and c-store items in today’s market environment is only becoming more difficult. The typical U.S. fuel retailer has...
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...
beneficial reuse
Beneficial Reuse of Hazardous Waste Merichem Company provides beneficial reuse services to refineries, chemical plants, and midstream processing across the globe, developing full-service sulfur removal, caustic treating, and spent caustic treatment technologies, and caustic services for sulfidics, naphthenics, spent potassium hydroxide, disulfide oils, off-spec hydrocarbons, and off-spec sodium hydroxide. This...
While the oil and gas industry has long harbored innovative thinking and technological advancements, many of the improvements have been birthed in response to incidents and injuries. Responding to crush and pinch points, among other hazards, Tubular Rollers LLC exercised its version of innovation in 2014 when it introduced...
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...
INSTEAD OF A PREDICTION, HERE’S A PLAN
After the introduction of unconventional extraction techniques in the 1990s with the Barnett Shale near Fort Worth, Texas, natural gas production began to rise significantly in the U.S. Prior to the widespread use of unconventional methods — specifically during the early period of deregulation from 1990 to 2010 —...
The 26th UN COP26 conference in Glasgow in November 2021 will look to accelerate a global drive towards a net-zero economy. To reach targets of reducing emissions, and keep global warming below two degrees Celsius, industries like oil and gas will have to adapt, and as the recently published...
Innovation and Energy By Peyton Jenkins In the wake of the announcement by the Biden campaign of their goal of a 100% carbon-free country by the year 2050, many states are scrambling to come up with the best, and in some unfortunate cases, most expensive and least affordable new energy plans. States...
steam turbines
The global oil and gas industry is facing challenges due to modern energy processes. This is leading the industry to scout for technologies that maximize the energy efficiency of the production process. This drastically helps petroleum refineries and chemical and petrochemical plants to reduce their carbon footprint and operating...