Refining

Pipelines 101

OK, all you anti-pipeline activists, it’s time for a pop quiz: Can you identify on the map below where the proposed Bayou Bridge pipeline will be built? How about if we narrow it down to a map of just the...

/ February 15, 2017

Welcome to “The Summit”

“People do not decide to become extraordinary.  They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” – Sir Edmund Hillary Before the founding of the association now known as AFPM, our industry always pursued improvement in everything we do.  It has been a...

/ February 6, 2017

Rotten DAPL: The Hangover at Standing Rock

Apparently, the #NoDAPL protest, which started as “something that was beautiful,” has devolved into a morass “where it’s ugly, where people are fabricating lies and doing whatever they can, and they’re driven by the wrong thing.” And that “wrong thing”...

/ January 24, 2017

Divesting from Divestment

As 2017 gets started, the activist rhetoric for divestment will inevitably ramp up. So here are a few hard truths that divestment proponents ignore: 1. It’s bad business. Pension and university endowment managers have a heavy charge: to optimize their...

/ January 12, 2017