The Morning Surge | February 22, 2017

Well, we’re nearly through February and yet another week of winter. The only problem is, it doesn’t feel like winter here in the Northeast at all. New York City will see 64-degree weather on Friday, while Boston will see temperatures above 60…

Shhhhhh… Drilling Rigs At Work! ????

I live in rural east Ohio, in the heart of Utica Shale country. Having a drilling rig perched on a hill top a half mile away isn’t much of an interruption in our lives. It’s actually kind of exciting. When friends visit, they’re fascinated with the rig…

What Is Horizontal Drilling? Here’s A Quick Rundown

When I think of oil drilling I imagine a long vertical oil well reaching deep down into the earth– never deviating from its up-and-down direction. It makes sense to think of it this way, and for the longest time that’s the only way we drilled…

What Is Hydrofracking?

Besides having a really cool name, hydrofracking is a groundbreaking (literally) new way to extract natural gas. Mining in dense shale isn’t a cakewalk, however after Schlumberger Inc., and a few other companies developed hydrofracking, the…