Richard Murphy 2019 January-February Petrochemical 

Are You Ready for a Demand-Driven Petrochemical Market?

As in many other energy sectors, the global demand for petrochemicals is increasing drastically. This demand is due, in large part, to the growing need for everyday products, such as plastics and petrochemical-derived fibers. A less-publicized development in the petrochemical industry is the burgeoning use of abundant – and currently very cheap – natural gas in the production of everything… Read More
How Lightning Can Damage Oil and Gas Industry Infrastructure? 2019 January-February Fullstream Technology 

How Lightning Can Damage Oil and Gas Industry Infrastructure?

We’ve all heard the old saying that “lightning never strikes the same place twice.” But contra-ry to popular belief, lightning can — and often does — strike the same place more than once. In fact, it is estimated that about 100 cloud-to-ground lightning strokes reach Earth’s surface every second. In the U.S. alone, about 70 million cloud-to-ground lightning flashes are… Read More
2019 Market Outlook 2019 January-February Business 

2019 Market Outlook

Another historic year has passed for the United States, as it has entered one of the strongest and longest growth phases since 1900. It has been an exciting time for the economy, which has been supported by lower energy costs. In the last month of 2018, crude prices fell substantially to around $52 for a barrel of WTI Crude. The… Read More
KLELINE Ship-to-Ship Solution 2019 January-February Midstream Offshore 

Looking Back on 2018 in Oil Transfer

Looking back over 2018, the tale of the oil and gas sector is very much a case of journey over destination. Adapting rapidly to challenges of a landscape in flux, with responding regulatory reform, has necessitated innovative solutions across the supply chain. Change is always challenging, but despite this the outlook is one of cautious optimism for many stakeholders, with… Read More
The Shale Revolution: Made in America 2019 January-February Shale 

The Shale Revolution: Made in America

Back in 2014 they were unlikely adversaries. Saudi Energy Minister Ali Al-Naimi, and Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) CEO Scott Sheffield had both made their careers in the oil business. They had each spent formative years abroad, with Al-Naimi attending Lehigh University and Sheffield going to high school in Iran (his father worked for Atlantic Richfield). Both were dedicated to maximizing… Read More
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