Qatar Natural Gas

Offshore drilling of oil and natural gas

Qatar – the world’s largest exporter of natural gas ‘When asked the question “Which country is the biggest exporter of natural gas in the world?” people will generally think of the countries with the largest geographical footprint. The continental USA at almost 10 million sq. km. Russia at 17 million sq. km. Perhaps even Australia…

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New rules for detecting leaks


Last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration announced the signing of a rulemaking package that has been years in the making. Increasing Pipeline Safety “The rule requires pipeline operators to have a system for detecting leaks and to establish a timeline for inspecting affected pipelines following an extreme weather…

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Oil and Gas Analysis

pump jacks and raising oil prices

Preview and Review Oil and Gas Analysis – What happened and where we are headed 2016 – 2017 David Blackmon over at Forbes put together a nice piece a couple weeks ago titled “The Oil And Gas Situation – 2016 Year In Review” and then followed it up a week later with “The Oil And…

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Trump advances Keystone Pipeline

President Trump signs executive order to advance Keystone XL.

The Keystone XL pipeline. What is there left to say? It seems it’s been talked about endlessly for a decade, and that’s probably because it has. It’s even come up once or twice here. After years of back and forth, the Obama administration effectively killed the construction of the pipeline a bit more than a…

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Major Oil Discovery in Guyana

Exxon super jumbo guyana

Is Guyana about to be a major oil producer? According to the New York Times, the answer is “Yes.” You know Guyana, right? It’s the small nation of less than 750,000 people in the northern part of South America that was originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century and has the distinction of being…

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Stranger Things

The DOE wants to clear up some misinformation Have you watched Netflix’s hit series “Stranger Things”? If not, what are you waiting for? Do it. Do it now. I’ll wait…….. . . . . ……..Finished? Good, right? I know! Since you’ve now watched “Stranger Things,” I guess this spoiler alert should be rendered moot but……

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