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?
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.
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.
As VOCM (a Canadian AM radio station) reports, the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador closed down its program to use calcium chloride on gravel roads as a means of dealing with dust. The people of the province gave a heartfelt response, demanding that the government reinstate the operation, especially because of the health risks that are associated with the …