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The pain of the Petro State

Six years ago the nation reeled as a spike in oil prices sent gas to $4 a gallon. Airlines and automakers laid off thousands of people, gas hoarding caused at least a few garage fires, and the Prius all of a sudden seemed like a cool car. 456 more words


Let's talk Energy

The energy sector seems to be out of favor lately and I’d like to elaborate a bit on this topic because there has been some real noise around this issue. 442 more words


“Social license to operate” vs. right to liberty and property

The concept “social license to operate” has started to gain traction in the media recently. The term has been attributed to Canadian mining executive Jim Cooney, who apparently coined it in the late 1990s. 737 more words


The Oil Man

On a normal Gulf evening, he would have entered the galley for a good meal after supervising the moving of pipe to the well, sometimes working shoulder-to-shoulder with the workmen on the drill floor. 580 more words

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South Africa

Maritime Drilling School’s latest post:

South Africa could be the next big thing in offshore oil and gas drilling.  Durban President Jacob Zuma mentioned on Wednesday that research shows a high number of oil reserves off the coast of South Africa, potentially 9 billion barrels of oil and 11 billion barrels of natural gas, these numbers provided by… 260 more words

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Indiana County couple’s store supplies safety to gas, oil industry

James A. Lipsie Jr. grew up where pickup trucks are a prerequisite and career choices include mining coal, farming or working in the oil and … 11 more words