Oil hits rock bottom, again

Thousands of miles from the shores in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, stand several hundreds of oil rigs that once upon a time were filled with workers day and night working hard. Once again, oil has hit hard rock bottom at $47 a barrel. It costs an average of $70,000 a day to just run a rig. Many companies are deciding whether or not to send their rigs to a scrap yard or to continue paying out to maintain them. The choice…

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What is the new “green” future on fugitive emissions?

We have long studied the effects and aftermath of fugitive emissions and laws have come into place from the EPA where there are certain outlines that must be followed in order to control fugitive emissions in the environment. All the old and new rules that have come into play all help in providing how much emissions have we really been putting out into the environment. First, let’s start with where do these fugitive emissions come from? They can come from the smallest dust particles, aerosols, storage junk, and…

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About Flanged Ball Valves

When you need to know more about certain products or practically anything the first place you visit is the internet. In this case, I wanted to know more about Flanged Ball valves, but after pages and pages of searching, all I found were the different companies that either manufacture and/or distribute them. I decided to try and do my own research on these particular ball valves.  It is actually very simple. A flange ball valve is a ball valve that has flanges. That’s the obvious right? These…

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Consequences of drilling in the Arctic

Being an animal activist, I am always looking for ways to help the environment and learn how we in the Oil and Gas industry are affecting the environment and how we can help. Until recently there have been a number of oil spills, the most recent and the ones that have affected us the most was the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon rig that killed 11 people and hundreds of wildlife.  Today, BP is finally paying for it in billions amount of money. Although the BP…

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Laid off oil and gas workers are wanted in other industries

This year the oil and gas industry has taken many hits including letting go many of their employees in different fields, and while they are slowly trying to recuperate and climb back up the ladder it is not the end for hundreds of laid off workers. For one, the chemical industry is working hard to  give people more options. Majority of these refineries and chemical industries are located out of Texas and it is very hard to get people to move out of state. Currently, the high…

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