Will the Trans Alaskan pipeline survive?

The Trans Alaskan pipeline is one of the largest pipeline systems in the world. It is 800 miles long and starts on the North slope of Prudhoe Bay and ends in Valdez. Abbreviated “TAPS”, The Trans Alaskan Pipeline System opened up in 1977 and since has had oil flow through. Although, the pipeline was built to out last the most extreme cold conditions that Alaska brings, no one for saw that once oil slows down there would be problems. The line now moves a quarter of the…

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New 5 year drilling plan for Alaska

Time and again the Keystone Pipeline has been rejected by President Obama because of the danger it brings to the people who will near the pipeline and the many animals and forests it will displace. Not only has the Keystone pipeline been rejected but an area in Alaska has been banned from drilling; Chukchi and Beaufort seas in northern Alaska. “the five-year plan also bars drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.” However, this particular plan has allowed drilling to go forward in Alaska’s Cook Inlet southwest…

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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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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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Oil prices start to rise again

For almost a whole year oil prices were down, and although this was a good news for many consumers, it was bad news for everyone who lost their jobs due to the oil being so low. Now as the hurricane season is upon us; oil prices are starting to rise and jobs are slowly opening up again. Some of the top companies are taking advantage of this increase in price as their stocks have begun to raise. “There are eight energy stocks in the Standard…

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Can the Japanese build a underwater pipeline to Russia?

Can you imagine a pipeline being built from Japan to Russia? Well, it might just take place in the next few years. Studies and further research shows that it cant be done and its too dangerous as the areas where the pipeline will be are not very safe, but the Japanese are convinced they can do it! This pipeline would offer an economical alternative to LNG. The project might also seem less attractive to Gazprom, which has greater flexibility through LNG shipments, says Vice President…

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Drilling in the Arctic, Is it catastrophic?

According to, “the guardian,” Shell will continue to drill in Alaska, thanks to the Obama Administration. Researchers and Environmentalists are asking why Shell is allowed to drill when only months prior the Anglo-Dutch oil tried to drill in the same area but was refused. Scientists believe that drilling in the Arctic could possibly, “lead to a serious of dangerous blunders, resulting in a disaster.” “Tim Donaghy, quotes; Shell has a history of dangerous malfunctioning in the Arctic while global scientists agree that Arctic oil must…

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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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Methane stimulates growth

A new report suggests that the nation’s growing methane mitigation industry can boost economic development in key energy states and help reduce oil and gas air pollution, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. As the federal government considers standards to limit methane emissions from oil and gas operations, the demand for this equipment and services is expected to rise. A report from the consultancy ICF International indicated methane emissions will increase roughly 5 percent from now through 2018 absent industry-wide adoption of new control measures.…

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Are our Oil and Gas workers being cheated from their earnings?

  A review of the U.S. Department of Labor shows that men and women in the oil and gas industry are being cheated from their wages and being underpaid. More and more companies that are hiring full time employees are “using accounting techniques to deny workers benefits such as medical leave or unemployment insurance.” “The DOL investigations have centered on what is known as worker “misclassification,” an accounting gambit whereby companies treat full-time employees as independent contractors paid hourly wages, and then fail to make…

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