Category Archives: Features

Legislative impasse pulls plug on Colorado’s Energy Office

By Michael Sandoval The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), for years a promoter of renewable energy policy and technology, often at the expense of the state’s abundant natural resources, faced its own political reality on July 1: intermittent and unreliable political support. Not necessarily a bad thing. Though the agency did…

University of North Dakota at the forefront of educating petroleum engineers

By Deb Austreng and Brandon Beyer, University of North Dakota The University of North Dakota (UND), College of Engineering and Mines located in Grand Forks, ND, has just installed its first full-scale drilling and well control simulator in its new pioneering Collaborative Energy Complex (CEC), home to the UND Department…

Valley Expansion delivers warmth and supports growth

If you grew up on the Northern Plains, where the icy winter wind whips across fields of snow and down darkening city streets, where your cheeks burn from the cold even as you turn your back to the gale and lean your way toward the warm lights of home, then…

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. redefines “LAER” – Lowest Achievable Emission Rates

The emission control technology of the Davis Refinery By Meridian Energy Group Partners, with contributions from Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants; Vepica USA There is a company in the Bakken who has been on a search over the past several years to create something that will effectively change how an…

Legislative impasse pulls plug on Colorado’s Energy Office

By Michael Sandoval The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), for years a promoter of renewable energy policy and technology, often at the expense of the state’s abundant natural resources, faced its own political reality on July 1: intermittent and unreliable political support. Not necessarily a bad thing. Though the agency did…

Much ado about nothing

By Jessica Cena It’s become difficult to decipher between reality and alarmism these days. To add insult to injury, President Trump can’t seem to take two steps without being ridiculed from every direction. The latest point of contention has been his decision to disengage from the Paris Climate Accord. But…