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These 9 Charts Put Federal Regulations in a Different Light

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently released a report that calculates the costs and benefits of federal regulations including those that impact the oil and natural gas industries. The report is appalling, but unfortunately not surprising to anyone familiar with...

/ August 7, 2014

Pop Quiz on Refining Capacity

Pop Quiz: How many states do not have a petroleum refining facility? Name the state with the 3rd largest crude distillation capacity (after Texas and Louisiana). How about the 4th largest? How many petroleum refineries are there in the US?...

/ August 7, 2014

NDPC Releases Bakken Crude Characterization Study

This falls under the adage “if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck.” The North Dakota Petroleum Council commissioned Turner, Mason & Company to look at the properties and quality of Bakken crude. Conclusions from “The North...

/ August 6, 2014

An American Manufacturing Renaissance: Wait for it…

Being a dinosaur and unfamiliar with social media, I was asked to write a blog on something near and dear to my heart. Since beer has little to do with petrochemicals, I guess I should talk about shale development and what...

/ August 5, 2014