Posts Tagged ‘fracking’

Rage Against the Machine - Oil & Gas News Coverage Version

Rage Against the Machine – Oil & Gas News Coverage Version

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Investing, Texas

Morning News Rant Do you find yourself eating your morning granola, hunched over the financial news, stopping in the middle of a paragraph, feeling your eyes glaze over as your BS-meter tilts red in 0.6 seconds, and then looking up at the window to start mumbling like a deranged person to yourself about the absurdity [&hellip

Interview Part II: Frack Jobs - Plentiful but Rough

Interview Part II: Frack Jobs – Plentiful but Rough

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Texas

In this interview Bryant talks about the difficulty of employing oilfield workers, who often look for trouble. Bryant:           Hello, my name is Bryant, and I presently work for a company that develops and operates frac-sand silo terminals in the Eagle-Ford shale. Bryant and I spoke about his views working on the fracking world in an [&hellip

Interview Part I: Fracking and Regrets

Interview Part I: Fracking and Regrets

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Texas

I had a conversation with a friend who ships trainloads of ‘frack-sand’ into the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas.  We talked about the Natural Gas Revolution, as well as the surprising and possibly regretful turn his life has taken, far from working in book publishing in Brooklyn.   Bryant:  Hello, my name is Bryant, [&hellip

The Natural Gas Revolution Part VI - Has It Killed Renewables In Our Lifetime?

The Natural Gas Revolution Part VI – Has It Killed Renewables In Our Lifetime?

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

Here’s my hypothesis[1]: The abundance of cheap domestic natural gas – what I’m calling the Natural Gas Revolution – makes “renewable” energy sources like wind and solar financially untenable, and possibly unnecessary, for the next 90 years.[2] I can’t prove my hypothesis because energy pricing is complicated. Figuring out the ‘price’ of energy derived from [&hellip

Natural Gas Revolution Part V - The Labor Market

Natural Gas Revolution Part V – The Labor Market

By The Banker | Blog Posts

Mr. Grizzly, Mr. Deliverance and Mr. Biscuit – Contractors and the Eagle Ford Labor Market Among the main lessons of our tour of the Eagle Ford, is that there’s a lot of jobs down here.  If you’re a man currently out of work, and you have the use of all of your limbs, there’s a [&hellip