Petroleum Geology: What Are Salt Domes?

For the longest time, salt domes were unknown to us humans. It wasn’t until 1900 while drilling near Beaumont, Texas, that we first discovered massive bulges of salt curiously ascending through layers of the earth’s crust. What exactly are…

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…

What’s Ken Bone Up To Now?

Back in the day you had to work at becoming famous–not so much anymore. Thanks to the internet, anyone with a great question, red sweater, and disposable flash camera can achieve insane popularity overnight…

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…

5 Common Myths About Oil & Gas

Mythbusters did so well through eleven seasons because we hold on to common misconceptions so fiercely. Then when we’re proven wrong, it seems our entire world gets shattered in an instant…

3 Common Misconceptions About Peak Oil

King Hubbert’s thoughts on peak oil have caused a lot of ripple effects in the perception of the oil and gas industry. The idea that we’ll reach a maximum rate of petroleum extraction has lead to…