The plant is mere weeks away from opening. I spend each day turning wrenches, fitting pipe, working out various electrical issues, titrating oil, talking to other producers, talking to would-be producers, and wondering how everything will get finished in time.
Traded as a commodity, petroleum plays a vital role in the economic development of every nation. Record prices at the pump, market instability, and a U.S. economy clearly in crisis, are factors forcing the public to explore solutions. Is offshore drilling the answer?