Outreach

Are You Up for the “Fossil Fuel Free” challenge? I am NOT!

Most people – including those who advocate against the use of fossil fuels – don’t realize that the vast majority of items they use on a daily basis are made from petrochemicals. I was thrilled to see that Western Energy...

/ September 29, 2015

Back to School – The Refining and Petchem Industries Are Waiting For You!

It’s time for parents to breathe a sigh of relief: school has started again for children across the country. But as 3.3 million students are expected to graduate high school at the end of the school year, their minds will inevitably...

/ August 26, 2015

And the Winner of the AFPM Student-Based “Recruitment Challenge” Is…

As written about in previous blogs over the last year, AFPM has enhanced its workforce development outreach activities to focus on attracting and preparing potential employees for the refining and petrochemical industry. This includes providing information and guidance such as education...

/ May 18, 2015

A New Perspective for the Old Dominion?

When most people think about parts of the United States benefiting from energy development, states such as Texas, North Dakota and Pennsylvania are understandably among the first to come to mind. However, I recently attended an event only 100 miles...

/ January 27, 2015