Tesla: Gigafactory Texas Reaching Completion in 2021
Earlier this year, Tesla Inc. began work on Gigafactory Texas. The factory will sit on 2,000 acres outside of Austin and create around 5,000 jobs over four years. The company’s recent announcement says May 2021 is the target date for at least some manufacturing to begin there. When asked...
An Oil History Story - Edwin Drake and Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Oil and Natural Gas Production Natural gas production in Pennsylvania reached 6.2 trillion cubic feet last year. This makes it the second-largest natural gas producer in America, only Texas with the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin are before it. In crude oil production, they are a bit further...
San Antonio, Texas — In the Oil Patch Radio Show has been added to the Salem Media family, adding up to 3,500 new stations to its broadcast schedule and hundreds of thousands of new listeners to the weekly show’s audience. The addition of the new partnering stations further adds...
The Future of OPEC+
One aspect of the narrative around the “energy transition” that seldom receives much attention is the dollar cost of trying to limit predicted global warming over the rest of this century to 1.5 degrees centigrade. It doesn’t get a lot of attention in part because the numbers are so...
Wyoming’s Powder River Basin Sees BLM Approval for 5000 New Oil Wells
Wyoming’s Converse County received a late December Christmas present when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved the development of 5,000 oil and gas wells in the Powder River Basin. Anticipating the Biden inauguration, there was a big push to ink the deal that finally came to fruition after...
Americans have recently become painfully aware of the international scope of oil markets. The war between Russia and Ukraine, being fought across the Atlantic Ocean more than 5,000 miles from America’s East Coast, has disrupted the global supply of oil – and thus gasoline. As a result, gasoline prices have...
How Natural Gas Keeps Electricity Cheap and Plentiful in Pennsylvania
Hydrogen fuel has long been a consideration of the energy sector since President George W. Bush touted its possibilities in a 2003 address. Now, with the increased talks and emphasis thrust upon renewable energy, H2 finds itself back in the limelight with exciting notions of investigating its capabilities in...
With the current push toward clean energy, hydrogen has prevailed as a viable energy option. With its green capability, hydrogen is gaining great popularity, with a comparison being made between blue and green designations. Serving the public, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, an international law firm, has devised a...
The Power of Abandoned Oil Wells
Reuters reports there are more than 3.2 million “abandoned” wells in the United States. That breaks down to roughly 2.6 million oil wells and 0.6 million gas wells. What if these wells could be refitted and repurposed to provide renewable power such as solar or wind? Abandoned wells are usually...
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Alternate energy talks and reducing the carbon footprint conversations seem to revolve around the future date of 2035. This is the same year the hydrogen (H2) fuel-cell truck market targets with an 800,000 unit sale expectation. An Information Trends study speculates this exciting potential includes light, medium, and heavy-duty...