Natural gas and Crude oil

Natural gas has grown far more popular than regular gas because it is said to be more cleaner and greener. But is it really better? Did you know that methane is the main chemical in natural gas and its potency is far greater than that of CO2 which is found in regular gas. Methane also makes up 25% of todays global warming. Although regular gas stations are found throughout the country, stations that contain natural gas are only just popping up. Most of the vehicles…

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The Midstream business today

The year 2014 was when the oil prices took a hit and continued to go downhill till earlier this year. Although, still not as high as where they once were, oil prices are slowly starting to rise and are predicted to be back where they were if not close by 2020. But what happened to everyone working in all the energy sectors; The upstream, midstream and downstream, did they too take a hit? We know that many companies had big layoffs such as ConocoPhillips, Chevron…

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Gas prices on the rise in the Southeast

Earlier last week there was a pipeline explosion in Shelby county, Alabama, which have caused the gas prices to soar from the shortage of oil in the area and outages. The pipeline Colonial had also reported a leak not too long before the explosion. The explosion sent several people to the hospital and one person dead. The Colonial pipeline explosion forced many people to evacuate out of their homes and there was smoke and fire all around. “The fire prompted pipeline officials to shut down…

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Egypt rises O&G

Houston is one of the largest cities that is considered to be the, “Energy Capital of the World”.  Every month there are new companies moving to Houston, or new businesses starting out and they all have one thing in common; they are in the oil and gas industry.  Houston was one of the cities to take a hit when oil per barrel was low, but is also one of the quicker cities recovering. Apex International Energy, one of the newer companies has just announced that…

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Top 10 oil states

Oil is considered to be a huge commodity, and there is so much of it that we call it an oil boom. There are certain areas in the USA that these “Oil towns” are exploding. Let’s take a look and see if your state is listed in the top ten oil producing states. Texas of course makes it to the top of the list as the number one oil producing state with over 30 new field discoveries and they are not slowing down any time…

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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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Mining flood devastates hundreds

Two dams have burst open in Southeastern Brazil earlier in the month. This catastrophic event has killed 9 people, has listed 19 missing and hundreds have lost their homes and has cut off everyone’s drinking supply. The sheer volume of water disgorged by the dams and laden with mineral waste across nearly 500 km is staggering: 60 million cubic meters, the equivalent of 25,000 Olympic swimming pools or the volume carried by about 187 oil tankers. Researchers have warned everyone that because of the dams…

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Pennsylvania plans big for upcoming pipeline projects

Pennsylvania has been drilling in the state for about 10 years and now it has more than enough natural resources than the infrastructure to deliver it. Because of all the drilling, there is more supply than the demand which brings the focus to making more pipelines to move all the oil through the mid state.  More than 1500 wells have now been drilled and are waiting to be moved. Some of these projects include: “Williams Partners’ 178-mile Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline will move through 10 counties, as it…

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Hiring in the oil crisis

Oil has been low for about a year now and it will continue to be stable till maybe the year 2020 researchers predict. This information doesn’t necessarily mean it will become harder for more and more workers to find jobs, but what it does mean is that even there many companies are laying off, they are still hiring for new talent. Companies such as Chevron, “has maintained a robust recruitment program, despite falling oil prices that have battered the industry.” Southwestern Energy Co., another example,”…

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Abandoned wells leaking methane

Recently, a new scientific study has shown that fracking is now causing the nearby wells to leak methane gas. The news came when researchers at the University of Vermont began to examine the underlying effects of drilling in the Marcellus shale reservoir. It said oil and gas companies could reduce the probability of triggering methane leaks by seeking to identify the locations of abandoned wells before any new fracking, a potentially daunting task given the large number of unmarked abandoned wells across the country New…

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