It’s no secret that one of the biggest issues facing the future of energy is the ability to cultivate the next generation of brainpower and leadership. With STEM education becoming more popular, oil and gas will be competing for the best and brightest of future generations with several other industries.
At the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston last week, students from several high schools competed for scholarships in the Energy Challenge. Jessica Morales was on hand for the awards ceremony and talked with several of the students about their projects. She also caught up with industry leaders to discuss the challenge of cultivating the next generation of oil and gas professionals.
The U.S. has become the world's largest oil producer, boosted by output from shale formations, with production of nearly 11 million barrels in 2018, which broke the country's annual record set in 1970.
Refiners have scooped up the Heavy Louisiana Sweet (HLS) at higher prices than Light Louisiana Sweet (LLS), the U.S. coastal benchmark that last traded $7.15 over WTI, traders said.
Gulf Xpress will connect Marcellus and Utica to the Southeast and Gulf Coast.