The Story Of The Russian Oil Industry

American relations with Russia has dominated the news lately. Whether we like it or not, it looks as if our relationship with Russia is about to strengthen over the next few years–especially with former Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as the…

The 5 Best Countries For Oil & Gas Workers

Texas, Alaska, and even Colorado are some of the top states for oil and gas work in America, but what about abroad? There’s opportunities for oil and gas elsewhere in the world, too, and some of these opportunities are quite lucrative…

What’s The Cheapest Way To Transport Oil?

Pipelines kind of astound me. Miles and miles of interconnecting cylinders delivering oil to refineries is kind of mind-boggling, especially when you realize that hundreds of thousands of barrels can be transported by one pipeline per day…

A Deep-Dive Into Europe’s Biggest Oil Producer

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) provided its country analysis brief of Norway on December 28, revealing an oil and gas sector that is struggling under the weight of low oil prices. As Europe’s largest oil producer…

The Crazy Way Oil Affects Our Food Prices

The global economy is incredible complicated. Events from one end of the world can affect commodity prices on the other end, political uncertainty can cause stock prices to go down, and a rise in gas prices can cause food prices to rise along…

Will We Ever Run Out Of Oil & Gas?

It depends on how you ask that question, first of all. Do you mean will we ever pump every drop of oil from the earth to the surface and physically run out? Or do you mean will we basically pump all the major oil wells dry, leaving some…

How The Ancients Used Petroleum

I’ve always been fascinated with the ancient Egyptians. I think I can trace this fascination back to when I saw “The Mummy” for the first time. It’s still one of my all-time favorites…

10 Surprising Oil & Gas Statistics

We all love a great list of surprising statistics and facts, right? Good. – The oil and gas industry is no exception to owning these interesting tidbits, too. That’s why we came up with a list of some of the craziest oil and gas facts for you to ponder…

Where Does America Source Its Oil?

America uses more oil than any country on the planet, which begs the question of where we get it. There’s not quite enough oil within our borders to sustain us in the immediate future, so we have to rely on a variety of other countries to…

California Dreamin’ On The Taxpayer’s Dime

When a vegetarian chows down on what she thinks is a tofu and black bean burrito, and half way through finds out she’s eating her dining partner’s Big Beefy Bossy Burrito instead, she promptly throws up – it’s what you do…