How Pipeline Operators Can Reduce Unscheduled Downtime

  Given current market conditions, the oil and gas pipeline industry is looking at many different strategies to effectively manage operations. The focus is often on operational efficiency to drive profitability and maximize return on midstream assets. Achieving asset excellence is caveated by the constant focus on environmental and public safety necessary to operate in this […]

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Could Solar be the Largest Electricity Source by 2050?

  Schneider Electric’s CMO, Chris Hummel, pondered recently on Twitter whether the IEA’s claim that solar energy could be the leading source of electricity by 2050 was achievable. Wanting to benchmark this optimism with something familiar, I started close to home, and with California. For the golden state has the the most aggressive renewable energy target in the […]

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7 Steps to Safer Operations

Reducing job-site injuries and safety hazards is the ultimate goal for many health and safety professionals. Unlike those in office jobs, field operators and field service technicians face safety hazards on a daily basis. Whether it is the risks of being on the road or the very real perils of working with wind turbines or […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About the Oil Industry

1. Crude oil production and consumption is growing At present, roughly 90 million barrels of crude oil are being produced and consumed around the world each day. Proved reserves reported by governments (and collated in the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, published every June) have risen consistently over the past few decades. The key […]

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Trends of the Oil & Gas Industry

A PUSH TO GREEN ENERGY Critics of former president George W. Bush’s energy policy said he rejected environmental concerns (characterized by his opposition to the Kyoto Protocol) in favor of appeasing Big Oil. Bush did, however, recognize U.S. dependence on oil and in 2007 he signed the Energy Independence and Security Act. This sought to […]

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