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Flare Despair
Flare Despair
Lighting Money on Fire in North Dakota

Under-built pipeline infrastructure is forcing drillers in North Dakota to set on fire the gas they can’t get to market. Flaring, as this process is called, hurts gas companies and Gaia alike, and landowners aren’t happy with it, either.

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Low-Hanging Fruit

We need more diesel technicians, welders, and pipe fitters.

Crude Economics

If the Saudis don’t bite the bullet next month, the cartel’s relevance will fade significantly.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

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