While much of the world’s industry runs on oil, its refined process is mostly overlooked. After being extracted in its rawest form, crude oil is required to go through a three-stage oil refining process before it is used in industrial applications.

The first stage is the distillation and separation of the various densities in a crude oil distilling column. This process serves to collect different quality distillates at various densities by boiling the crude oil under controlled settings and having a series of filtration trays aligned vertically in the distilling column. This way, the refinery exploits the natural chemical qualities…


Living sustainably doesn’t mean that you have to spend lots of money. The lifestyle is surprisingly compatible with smaller budgets because of its focus on reducing, reusing, and recycling. When you eliminate wasteful habits, you naturally spend less money because you are using what you have on hand or repurposing items to have a second life.

Buy Used Clothes Made From Natural Fibers Like Cotton

Microplastics are polluting our oceans at alarming rates and are increasingly coming from doing our laundry. Washing cheap synthetic fabrics like polyester, acrylic, and polyester blends are one of the top causes. You can reduce your impact by switching to clothing made from biodegradable…


As the old saying goes: “give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” But what happens when a man fishes too much and depletes available marine resources? If our lakes and oceans are over-harvested, the entire global fishing industry will collapse, costing millions of jobs and billions of dollars in trade annually.

The goal of sustainable fishing is to implement commercial fishing practices that preserve and husband our precious marine resources. …


Today, the public sometimes form impressions about the oil industry primarily through Hollywood productions. Even award winning dramatizations frequently touch upon the mundane timetables involved in drilling for “black gold” only in the most superficial way. Films like Boom Town (1940) and There Will Be Blood (2007) offer solid entertainment value. Yet it remains important to remember extended periods of time sometimes pass between pre-drilling preparatory activities and actual production. What do oil production timetables look like in most cases?

Oil Production Timelines

Some experts segment the oil production timeline into three distinct parts: pre-drilling, drilling, and post-drilling. The first phase typically encompasses…


The oil and gas industry is constantly evolving and changing on an ongoing basis due to various events in the world. Keeping up with all of the latest changes is essential in helping you understand the most likely trends in the short-term and the long-term. Here are a few key things to keep an eye on for the next few months in 2020.

Shale Production Will Continue to Rise

Shale growth in the United States is slowing down, but analysts still expect that the oil supply will continue to grow throughout the year. …


From social distancing to closed school and workplaces, the COVID-19 pandemic has touched almost every facet of daily life in the United States and around the world. But the pandemic has had some positive effects, too — just not where most think to look. According to recent satellite data, levels of air pollution have dropped dramatically in both China and Italy, places in which COVID-19 has brought industry and locomotion to an almost complete halt.

In this way, the pandemic may be an unexpected boon for the environment. Government advisories to practice social distancing, as well as stricter stay-at-home measures…


Oil prices are constantly influx mostly due to economic issues. But the economy isn’t the only thing that changes the price. The following are just some of the influences on the price of oil.

Supply and Demand

The price of oil is perhaps the clearest example of the economic laws of supply and demand. In its simplest terms, when people of the world use a lot of oil, the price goes up. When they use less, the price goes down. This demand is so intricately linked to the world economy that oil has become a modern, multinational currency.

External Events

Political strife or war can…


What is sustainable gardening? Sustainable gardening is more than just trying to grow a vegetable garden without pesticides. It is treading lightly upon the earth. It is gardening in such a way that you can grow beautiful and delicious fresh vegetables and leave the soil and the ecosystem as good or better than you found it.

Composting

Good soil takes time. Mother nature will not be rushed. If you want to get the best vegetables you must start with the best soil. …


Oil drilling falls into two categories, onshore and offshore drilling. While the location of the oil field is the biggest difference between the two, they also vary in cost, profits, and length of time for drilling and the process of refining the oil.

Onshore Drilling

Onshore drilling refers to the classic oil drilling methods used on land. It is an advanced form aimed to make as much profit as possible. Onshore drilling creates a hole in the earth, deep enough to reach oil deposits. About 70% of the world’s oil production results from onshore drilling.

Before drilling begins, oil companies set up…


The world today is reeling from the adverse effects of climate change as caused by human activity. Everyone, from the individual to the corporate level, has a role to play in helping to cut on the negative effects of climate change. The term ‘carbon footprint’ is used to describe the volume of carbon dioxide that we release into the atmosphere from our day-to-day activities. By focusing on each individual’s and corporate’s carbon footprint and reducing the same, it is possible to achieve a significant collective effect. Here are some tips to focus on to help reduce your carbon footprint.

Drive Less and Walk More

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Emiliano Finocchi

Emiliano Finocchi is a seasoned leader and businessman living in Rome, Italy, passionate about spearfishing. Learn more at http://emilianofinocchi.net/!

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