Hydrocarbon

Crude Oil and Refineries: Part 1

Sometimes when I read articles and blogs about oil and the products made from oil, I get the impression that there is a lack of understanding about refineries and how common products like gasoline are made. I’m going to take...

/ June 17, 2015

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

No Virginia, the Obama Administration didn’t just legalize crude oil exports

Contrary to many highly misleading media reports (See here, here, and here) the Obama Administration did not just unilaterally undo several laws that have been on the books for decades, to allow the unfettered export of US crude oil. It’s...

/ July 21, 2014