The Basics

Basics – Air: What are Pollutants and How are They Controlled?

The air emissions surrounding oil and gas development are a complex area of study. Air emissions are regulated by both state and federal statutes, and the required oil and gas emissions controls are subjected to a constantly evolving regulatory environment. There are numerous technologies the oil and gas industry uses to manage air emissions. Oil and gas operations result in emissions, the most of which are volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides emissions. These are captured and controlled at the well site by devices that include vapor recovery units, flares, and incinerators. Read More »

Gas Prices

When it comes to gas prices, the most basic law of economics, supply and demand, drives the price fluctuation, among a compilation of other factors. The pricing of gasoline is affected by crude oil prices, refining and distribution costs, local demand, taxation, governmental regulations, the local availability of gasoline, international political stability, Read More »

Oil Shale vs. Shale Oil Basics

The difference between oil shale and shale oil: It’s not like the two ways you can say “tomato”. It’s more like the distinction between apples and oranges. Let’s break their differences down to the basics. Read More »