Blackouts Present Opportunities to Implement Reliability Solutions
Almost three months after the fact, officials at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) admitted late last week that the manager of the Texas power grid did indeed cut off power to many key natural gas infrastructure segments during February's arctic freeze event that blacked out power to...
The Permian and the Eagle Ford: In the Lead Again
The Permian Basin led America to energy independence with the shale revolution. Since then, the United States has become the top oil and natural gas producer in the world. In 2019, the Permian Basin, stretching through Texas into New Mexico, became the highest producing oil field in the world....
Nuclear Fusion: What You Don’t Know, But Should
Nuclear fusion can knock nuclear fission out of the water, literally. And not only nuclear-fission power, it could erase the need for fossil fuels and renewables. Why aren’t we hearing more about it? I don’t want to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but it might have something to do...
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We celebrated the release of our most recent cover featuring Sean Strawbridge, the new CEO of the Port of Corpus Christi. Hosted at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center in beautiful Corpus Christi, Texas, the night was filled with great memories and Mr. Strawbridge delivered a powerful speech, cementing his...
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I recently read that Lightsource BP, a company formed by the partnering of Lightsource Renewable Energy and BP, would be working with Penn State University to build three solar farms in Pennsylvania; they would contain a combined total of 150,000 solar panels. These solar farms will provide the university...
With emissions reduction being the key goal, the renewable energy economy is surging with applications to meet energy needs through clean and efficient alternatives. Providing a pivotal tipping point in the right direction, lithium has gained popularity as a main ingredient to success. Standard Lithium presently harnesses the technology...
Responding to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on climate change, the Port of Corpus Christi Authority (Port of Corpus Christi) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Howard Midstream Energy Partners LLC to convert the centrally positioned Javelina Refinery to the area’s first carbon-neutral blue hydrogen production facility. Driven by...
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Here's an excerpt from a story that ran at World Oil Magazine on Friday: The storage tanks in Cushing, Oklahoma, require a minimum level of oil to maintain normal operations, which traders generally believe is around 20 million barrels. Unusually for this time of year, stockpiles declined more than 4...
WHO OWNS THE PORE SPACE? By Mark Nibbelink, Co-founder of DrillingInfo (now Enverus) As climate change remediation conversations began to build momentum a couple of years ago, the prospects of carbon capture and sequestration in depleted oil and gas reservoirs began to interest me. As I thought about it, I started thinking...

What is Shale?

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Don’t Forget the Eagle Ford Shale There is a lot of talk recently about the amazing Permian Basin, but there, ahead of it, and not to be overshadowed for long, is the Eagle Ford Shale. Spreading over 400 miles across Texas from the Mexican border in the west to the...