Energy Scene with Jason Spiess: Shale Plays Gearing up for this Summer’s BBQ Season
One of the sure fire signs of summer is the scent of hickory and mesquite permeating throughout shale plays across the Unites States.
These shale play communities have embraced BBQ events as pitmasters often spend days marinating, rubbing and slow cooking a variety of ribs, chicken and brisket.
Secret sauces, spices and temperatures become available to communities as energy service companies combine fellowship, competition and fundraising for unforgettable events. And no one knows how to throw a BBQ like oil and gas.
Jason Spiess is an award winning journalist, talk show host, publisher and executive producer. Spiess has worked in both the radio and print industry for over 20 years. All but three years of his professional experience, Spiess was involved in the overall operations of the business as a principal partner. Spiess is a North Dakota native, Fargo North Alumni and graduate of North Dakota State University. Spiess moved to the oil patch in 2012 living and operating a food truck in the parking lot of Macís Hardware. In addition to running a food truck, Spiess hosted a daily energy lifestyle radio show from the Rolling Stove food truck. The show was one-of-a-kind in the Bakken oil fields with diverse guest ranging from U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (WY) to the traveling roadside merchant selling flags to the local high school football coach talking about this week’s big game.