Workforce Development

Attendance by women up at Texas-based fuel and petrochemical conferences

2019 has ushered a slew of energy conferences to the oil- and gas-friendly state of Texas, and in some cases the media took issue with the lack of diversity — mainly women. One of the largest conferences, CERAWeek, grabbed headlines for the...

/ June 12, 2019

CyberForce and the future of cybersecurity in refinery work

There aren’t many production facilities in the country more secure than refineries. Leaders in the fuel and petrochemical industries pride themselves on workplace safety and security, which is evident based on even a cursory glance at any AFPM member’s annual...

/ December 20, 2018

After Active Duty, Veterans Find New Purpose in Refinery Work

When he was just 21, Andrew Kiefer McNeill served as the commanding officer of 30 Marines providing security “in a pretty hot area” of Iraq. McNeill knew he was serving a purpose. But he also knew that after four years...

/ November 30, 2018

A New Mission for Veterans: Finding A Fresh Sense of Purpose

After serving their country honorably, many members of the armed forces face a transition to civilian life that can often be exciting and confusing. These brave men and women, including 2.8 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, who...

/ July 3, 2018