Few things in life are simpler than fueling up our cars. Just stop at the gas station, swipe a credit card, fuel up, and go! But have you ever wondered where the oil comes from and how it’s turned into gasoline for your car?
The Bakken formation in North Dakota has produced oil since 1953, but it wasn’t until recently that much of the vast oil reserves were accessible. With advances in technology and drilling methods making more of the vast oil reserve recoverable, oil production in the Bakken area of North Dakota has skyrocketed. This has resulted in […]
Oil is a hot talking point, affecting issues ranging from energy to politics. There is a lot of misinformation passed around about oil, so we wondered– How well does the general American public know about the basic facts relating to oil?
We created a survey asking 455 Americans six questions regarding the oil industry. How did […]
What does it mean to be “engaged” at work? Is it the same as being happy? What does it have to do with job satisfaction? And how does it affect business growth?
As it turns out, employee engagement is one of the most important management metrics of them all. It’s not the same as job satisfaction, […]
Retaining quality talent is a crucial part of running any business in the modern world. After all, how do you expect to succeed in fulfilling the goals you have for your business if you can’t rely on your team to execute the necessary steps? Since the concept is so simple, you’d think more business owners […]
You’d be hard pressed to find a more hotly debated or thoroughly discussed issue than shale oil. Activists say it’s ruining the environment, loyalists say it’s making the U.S. the new Saudi Arabia, and a whole lot of people in between know little to nothing about it. In an effort to delve deeper into the […]
As hydraulic fracturing, also known colloquially as “fracking,” has become more prevalent in the use of shale drilling across the United States, worries of ground water contamination due to domestic crude production have been at an all-time high. Residents living in close proximity to shale wells have reported various contaminations of their water supplies, most […]
Every revolution has its doubters, and the shale revolution is no different. For each of the shale boom’s enthusiastic supporters, there is an equally enthusiastic naysayer claiming that it will bust tomorrow and come crashing down. To make matters worse, there is little concrete data with which to measure the boom’s trajectory, and objective analyses […]
Did you know you can’t actually see the Great Wall of China from space? It’s a little disappointing when you first hear it, because it’s one of the most prevalent myths about space. Even though you’d probably never get the chance to see for yourself, it’s neat to think that human-built structures can […]
At dusk, living things start to wake up across the landscape – workers, locals, as well as the flora and fauna. As they rise from their slumber, the numerous gas flares that pepper the terrain illuminate whatever the morning sun has yet to reach. Shaking off a fresh layer of dew and finding itself spurred […]