Texas Sees Uptick in Oil and Gas Jobs After Downturn

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Texas Sees Uptick in Oil and Gas Jobs After Downturn

The decrease in oil prices in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic has dealt a significant blow to the Texas oil and gas industry. The industry has lost 107,000 jobs during the pandemic, according to Reform Austin News, and oil field employment is down by half from its peak in December 2014. Job recovery

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Wyoming to Help Petroleum Industry with Coronavirus Funding

Wyoming will use federal coronavirus relief funding to help petroleum companies move ahead with oil and gas drilling projects stalled by the pandemic and plug idle wells. North Dakota already is using Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for well plugging and cleanup. Together, the two major oil-producing states will spend as

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4 Ways Pipelines Are Keeping Everyone in Business

As the U.S. and the world fight to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus, working from home is quickly becoming the new normal, and our energy pipelines are at the forefront of making that possible and helping us to get through this crisis. Let’s look at four ways pipelines keep your workflow going strong.

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7 Surprising Uses for Petroleum Products

About 50 percent of the oil we use goes into making gasoline; in fact, about 70 percent is used for transportation in general. Surprisingly, though, oil and its byproducts also go into making a whole host of other products that you likely use daily. Chewing Gum Ever wonder where that soft, chewy quality comes from?

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Stopping the Danger Before It Starts: Preventing Exposed Pipelines

The U.S. has over 2.5 million miles of pipelines crisscrossing the country. As existing lines grow older, critics warn that the risk of accidents could increase. Many pipelines transport petroleum products and natural gas, and some pipelines transport other hazardous products such as chemicals, highly volatile liquids, anhydrous ammonia, or carbon dioxide. Exposure to these

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How Oil and Gas Make the Holidays Possible

The holidays are an exciting time: from visiting family to finding perfect gifts, oil and natural gas products help to make these holiday traditions possible. Holiday Travel Last year, about 384.74 million gallons of gasoline were consumed every day. With many people heading home to be with family over the holidays, gasoline fuels the trips

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Inside a Barrel of Crude Oil

Inside a Barrel of Crude Oil Many people think of crude oil as a thick, black liquid that is used for gasoline. The reality is that each barrel of oil is refined to be used in a variety of applications that include fuel, cosmetics, plastics, rubber, and candle wax. What is crude oil and what

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