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President Trump signs executive order to advance Keystone XL.

Trump advances Keystone Pipeline

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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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Pipeline – 3 Years Ago

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January 22, 2014 On the pipeline – 3 years ago the Keystone Pipeline in Cushing, Oklahoma was opened. Phase 3A of the much-discussed Keystone Pipeline opened after beginning construction in the summer of 2012. Also known as the Cushing Marketlink pipeline, this section begins in Cushing, Oklahoma and runs 435 miles to Nederland, Texas. “Oil […]

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Major Oil Discovery in Guyana

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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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Pipeline – 116 Years Ago

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  January 10, 1901 On the Pipeline – 116 years ago a gusher at Spindletop signaled the beginning of the modern U.S. oil industry. A well at the oil field known as Spindletop near Beaumont, Texas struck oil. This gusher “blew for nine days at a rate estimated at 100,000 barrels (16,000 m3) of oil […]

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Pipeline – 106 Years Ago

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January 12, 1911 On the Pipeline – 106 Years ago, court proceedings were in the process of breaking up a major monopoly. Rearguments began in Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States. When the case was decided four months later, the oil giant was declared a monopoly and forced to break up. Prior […]

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Dylan’s Welded Art

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What can Bob Dylan not do? You may have heard he was recently awarded the Nobel Prize. In literature. But did you know when he isn’t busy writing some of the most famous songs in history (and possibly every other song, famous or otherwise), he enjoys welding? In fact, his 26-foot by 15-foot iron archway […]

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I Am Sawyer – Porge Lee

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Our employees are a great group of skilled individuals that contribute to our unique culture at Sawyer. We would like everyone to Meet the Sawyer Team. HEY PJ…. What do you do at Sawyer? I am an assembler for Sawyer What is your favorite thing to work on? I like working on the beveling transmission. What […]

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Pipeline – 109 years ago

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November 16, 1907 On the Pipeline – 109 Years Ago: Oil-rich Oklahoma becomes the 46th state. Oklahoma territory and Indian Territory collectively entered the Union, becoming the 46th state, and one possibly most known for its oil and gas industry. However, Oklahoma was a well-known producer of oil before statehood. “Oklahoma oil history began when […]

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Pipeline – 136 Years Ago

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November 9, 1880 On the Pipeline – 136 Years Ago: Edwin “Colonel” Drake died Pioneering oilman Edwin “Colonel” Drake died. Drake famously drilled the first commercial oil near Titusville, Pennsylvania on August 27, 1859.  It wasn’t long after Drake struck the black gold that the oil rush began in Pennsylvania. “Within a few years the […]

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Meet the Sawyer Team – Leonel Torres

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      Our employees are a great group of skilled individuals that contribute to our unique culture at Sawyer. We would like everyone to Meet the Sawyer Team. HEY LEONEL…. What do you do at Sawyer? I am in the assembly area. What is your favorite thing to work on? My favorite thing to […]

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