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 Nightly Surge | January 26, 2017

Is it Friday yet? Not yet. And calm down. Thursday is good too! #Thursdayworks. Thursday is a dear friend. Everyone loves a Thursday!… unless you work for the PDVSA in Venezuela. (more on that soon.) The sun has set in the east…

The Morning Surge | January 24, 2017

It’s time for round two of The Morning Surge, a daily wrap-up of all the oil and gas news that broke late yesterday and early this morning. You might ask, “What about all the news from early yesterday?” Well, luckily my friend Doug…

The Nightly Surge | January 23, 2017

Society is filled with great “follow-ups”… Nirvana’s 2nd album “Never Mind” after “Bleach”, Scorcese’s “Casino”, on the heels of “Good Fellas”, any dunk from ’89 by Dominique Wilkins after a missed lay-up… but today, here on The Surge…

The 5 Biggest Oil Consuming Countries

Millions of barrels. – What exactly does that mean? Thinking about global oil consumption in statistical terms can be a bit mind-boggling sometimes. We just can’t physically picture millions of barrels in our minds. I mean, we can look out at…

Today’s Top 5 Trending Topics In #OilandGas

Top 5 Trending Topics In O&G for September 2, 2016 are: a production freeze still unlikely at OPEC’s next meeting, a million reminders a collapse is looming and will likely disrupt production in Venezuela, Putin agrees with the freeze, status of GoM oil production after all the weather issues and just a little reminder that football season is here!