I’m no chemist, but I’m going to estimate that about 80 percent of the items on the packing list for Boy Scout camp are made of natural gas byproducts. All of the items in this photo were once simply hydrogen and carbon atoms locked under the earth’s surface. Most people don’t know it, but so … Continue reading Summer camp packing: a lesson in chemistry
On a recent Friday afternoon, school was out for parent-teacher conferences and I had the day off. My son and I decided it was a perfect day to go to the Tulsa State Fair. Since it was only the second day of the fair and a weekday, there were no big crowds and the weather … Continue reading FFA and 4-H growing leaders
I love this “Mom Power” video from EnergyHQ.com and the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board. It makes me laugh each time I view it. It’s a real tribute to the endless energy we have as Moms. As a Mom on the go, I’m thankful for the many modern conveniences the oil and natural gas industry provides. … Continue reading Mom power
Zac Tunin and I have something in common. We’re both volunteers with the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board’s “Petro Pro” program that brings energy professionals to classrooms across Oklahoma, teaching kids about our state’s natural energy resources. Zac, a student at Oklahoma State University, is studying to become a geologist because he was inspired by a … Continue reading Petro Pro presentation inspires love of rocks
Thanks to shale gas development, Americans have more money in their pockets. In fact, according to a study by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Center for Manufacturing Research and IHS Economics, shale gas put an extra $1,337 back in the pockets of the average American family in 2015. While the savings come gradually throughout … Continue reading Shale gas adds money to your wallet
I loved school. Yes, I was a geek that even played school with my sister during the summer. She was the teacher and I begged for more math problems – something my fifth-grade son cannot comprehend. Summer would get pretty boring, so I was always ready to get back to school. Going back meant shopping … Continue reading Teaching the ABCs of energy
One of my favorite movies is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” with Jimmy Stewart as good ol’ George Bailey who takes the burdens of Bedford Falls on his shoulders. When his Uncle Billy misplaces a large amount of money due for deposit, George is desperate. He wishes he were never born. Thanks to his guardian angel … Continue reading A day without fossil fuels: A wonderful life?
Sara Delgado, a communications specialist and 19-year Williams employee, wrote this post. This is part of an occasional series called #Natgas Mom. I feel fortunate to be free. I’ve never served in the military but I’m thankful for those who have sacrificed their lives for my freedom. My eyes welled up on Memorial Day watching my … Continue reading Thankful for energy independence