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Midwest Sets the Standard on Synthetic Fluids

How are synthetic fluids defined? What are the benefits? And how do Midwest’s products differ from others claiming to be synthetic? We have the answers.

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Sam Burnett/flickr

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What We Can Learn from the California Droughts

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Kevin Cortopassi/Flickr

The drought in California has brought despair, poverty, and terror to its residents, as well as to those affected by crop shortages and price hikes. Is there anything we can learn from this crisis?
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The Growth of the Global Middle Class

Powered by the domestic coal industry’s explosive growth throughout the 20th century, the United States’ ascent to superpower status within the global economy raised its citizens’ quality of life to a higher standard. Based on this model, we can safely assert that a renewed focus on raising energy production will similarly lift the world’s impoverished peoples out of a collective state of destitution.

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Wilson Hui/Flickr--Shanghai

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Midwest Helps Company Cut Costs While Catering to the Community

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Recently, one of the largest oil and gas producers in the Utica Shale significantly grew their fracking operation near a small residential area in Ohio, resulting in local concerns about dramatically increased truck traffic--and in turn, clogged township and county roads, troublesome dust and noise, and necessitated road maintenance.

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Why Gravel Roads Might be Your Best Option

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Repat/Wikimedia

At one time, replacing an asphalt road with gravel would seem to be a step backwards, but, with modern dust-reduction technology, a gravel road is the best economic option when budgets are tight. Read the rest of this entry »

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How Can Oil & Gas Companies Maximize Use and Minimize the Cost of Roads?

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Given the limited availability of funds for road maintenance, one of the biggest challenges for oil and gas operators is getting the most from the budget while keeping costs down. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Do the New Coal Dust Rules Mean?

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Federal rules regarding coal dust were introduced last week, but what does this mean for coal companies? Read the rest of this entry »

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Government Support of Domestic Gas and Oil Industries Is Growing Strong

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shannonpatrick17/Flickr--The Keystone pipeline shown here in the heart of rural Nebraska

Both Congress and voters are starting to see some of the economic upsides to keeping energy production stateside--and here’s why that’s a good thing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Breaking Down the U.S.’s Energy Supply

2012USEngergyUsageIn the US, the energy market can be split up into three tiers: Coal and natural gas are the major drivers of energy, while nuclear power comprises the entire second tier and solar and wind power make up the third. Read the rest of this entry »

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You Don’t Need to Pave Gravel Roads, Just Maintain Them

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Chad Ohman/Flickr

Is it better to continually maintain gravel roads or will paving them be more cost-effective? Read the rest of this entry »

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