The positive outcome from low oil prices

The price per barrel of oil continues to go down, some states the price at the pump is just above $1. This has not happened since 1999. Many large oil and gas companies are continually downgrading their employees, but the positive outcome of the low oil price is that the hundreds of people who are at the pump are also saving hundreds of dollars every week. “An additional $500 to $800 in their pocket to spend last year. That’s enormously helpful and what happens is they…

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Goliath affects Oil&Gas production

Just this week, a snow storm came down from the North that caused 5’ and more of snow, sleet, hail, and rain and flooding damage to most of the central United States. Down in Texas, where people don’t typically see snow or sleet, many areas received as much as 3’ of snow! The storm named Goliath, stayed in the area for a day and half before moving up on to the upper NE states and throwing more snow on the central states and rain in…

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Benefits of Oil

If you have been keeping up with the news around the world, or even in your back yard, then you already know that the oil prices are still low and it’s not looking any better than it did last month or the month before. It is now a fact that the sectors for the oil and gas industry will never be where they were, but instead will become accustomed to the change. This leads us to why is the oil so important to our economy?…

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What is the future intake on Global warming?

Did you know that global warming is caused by carbon dioxide building up into the atmosphere, thus trapping more and more heat? According to climatecentral.org, roughly 60% of the carbon gets pulled into “carbon sinks”, which is another term for lakes, rivers, and oceans. But how much is really going into these bodies of water? It’s fairly well established that about 30 percent of atmospheric CO2 is pulled into the oceans, and it is thought that another 30 percent is sucked up by land-based ecosystems. But…

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Job seekers in a depression

Do you remember when the price per barrel was high? Yes, it was some time ago and we also wrote a blog then about some of the best salary jobs that were in the Oil&Gas industry. For example, if you were working on a rig back then you would have probably would have been making around $80k. Pay was high, but the hours were long as well. Now that the price for oil is low, these jobs are no longer in demand. The pay is…

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Texas jobs uprising or down?

Earlier last year, there were tons of new oil discoveries that fueled many parts of Texas. The top 10 counties in Texas that benefited the best were Midland who introduced a little over 3000 jobs, being followed by, Bexar, Frio, Ector and Tarrant. The downfall came when the price per barrel dropped drastically thus cutting jobs by more than 50%! The county that suffered the worst in Texas was Harris County, a total of 1115 jobs were lost. “Clearly, Texas has a very significant oil…

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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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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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Oil rig fire in Mexico

Another rig has exploded on the Mexican coast, injuring over 40 workers, and killing 4. Although this incident happened in April, the story didn’t take on every news channel like the past few rig fires. “Authorities evacuated about 300 people from the Abkatun Permanente platform after the fire started, Pemex said. At least 10 boats worked to battle the blaze for hours.” The fire was extinguished by Wednesday. To see the video, click here: http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/01/americas/mexico-oil-rig-fire/  

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Women are the new targets in the Energy Industry

“Fracking and horizontal drilling have unleashed an energy extravaganza in the Midwest and mid-Atlantic. American and international energy companies are churning out billions of barrels of oil and gas and attracting thousands of workers eager for entry-level paychecks of $50,000 to $60,000. In fact, in boom states like North Dakota, demand for workers is outstripping supply, as jobs remain unfilled.” Women are now stepping into these positions more than ever now. Men are not the only targets that the Oil and Gas companies are looking…

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