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Colorado Tightens Flowline Regs

Publication: American Oil & Gas Reporter Issue: March 2018 By Dan Larson | In February, the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission expanded regulations to include regular integrity management surveys of on- and off-location flowlines, crude oil transfer lines and produced water lines. The commission also increased a mill levy on production to help fill […]

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Plastics Pack Stronger Punch

Plastics Innovations Publication: Lightweighting World Issue: January-February 2018 By Dan Larson | The automotive industry is charging ahead into a new era, and lightweighting concepts and materials are providing the fuel. Just around the corner is a world where self-driving cars are efficiently powered by hybrid power plants that integrate electric motors into internal-combustion engine […]

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Read the Trades? Industry Publication Readership Survey

Industry Publications Still Valued Amid Shifting Media Landscape It’s no secret the publishing business, especially the newspaper business, is under tremendous stress. The news industry faces, on one hand, growing pressure from the demanding investors that now own many media companies and on the other, shrinking advertising revenue and internet giants that dominate page-clicks and […]

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Growth Returns to DJ Basin

Publication: Greeley Tribune, Energy Pipeline Issue: December 2017 By Dan Larson Improving efficiencies allow companies to breakeven at lower oil prices Across the DJ Basin, oilfield activity has returned although not to the frenetic levels seen five years ago. Facing increased competition for its share of huge but oversupplied market, the DJ will likely maintain […]

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Toyota’s Thoughtful Innovation

With a horizon increasingly filled with hybrid, electric and non-petroleum power, meeting increased fuel economy demands will involve both energy efficiency and lightweighting. For Toyota, that means steering toward global platform and drivetrain standardization to protect its leadership position. “We are always searching for the best materials and best methods for constructing our vehicles,” says […]

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Digital Oilfield Finally Comes Together

Publication: Greeley Tribune, Energy Pipeline Issue: November 2017 By Dan Larson The Digital Oilfield Finally Comes Together Technology that monitors and controls oilfield equipment is nothing new and now it is finally fulfilling its promise to fully automate and connect an entire field with operations offices. At the Rocky Mountain Energy Summit in Denver this […]

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Energy Pipeline: Industry Insights, New Players in the DJ Prime the Pump

Publication: Greeley Tribune, Energy Pipeline Issue: October 2017 By Dan Larson Some new names are popping up in the oil patch and it could mean increased activity in the coming months. Like other prolific oil and gas basins, the Denver-Julesburg Basin has its share of larger companies steadily developing new wells while pumping predictable barrels […]

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