Monthly Archives: November 2014

Small Scale GTL Plants Emerge to Convert Low-Priced Natural Gas to High Value Refined Products

There have been some interesting developments in Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) Gas-to-Liquids (GTL technology), especially for resources where the quantity of natural gas available will not support world-scale plants. Both Sasol and Shell have commercialized their respective GTL technologies in large-scale projects;

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Emotional Intelligence is More Important than IQ

Emotional Intelligence (“EI”) was popularized by Daniel Goleman with his groundbreaking research that defined EI and discussed how it can be applied in the workplace.  However, many people see the word “emotional” in the title and turn away.  Yet, EI

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The U.S. Shale Oil Revolution: a Boon to Some Refiners

The United States has gone through a dramatic resurgence in crude oil supply during the past few years as a result of the unconventional shale oil revolution. The combination of horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing, increasing oil price, and the risk

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Oil, Money, and Pemex

Last week I attended the Oil & Money Conference in London, one that brought together a broad group of senior industry executives with specialists in petroleum markets, economics, geopolitics and finance. Energy Intelligence and the International New York Times sponsored

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