What is the future of petroleum in terms of sustainability?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 09, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains how the industry is adapting in light of climate change.

What is the significance of President Biden tapping the oil and gas reserves?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 24, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains why this move is helpful, but not a long-term solution to the global oil supply and demand issues. 

What are the latest employment numbers within the oil sector?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 21, 2021

Dr. Perryman describes what factors have led to strong job numbers in the oil and gas field. 

Was there a need for the Keystone Oil Pipeline?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 15, 2021

Dr. Perryman describes how the decision critera and impact regarding the pipeline have changed in the years since the initial idea. 

Black Gold!
Column Published in syndication October 27, 2021

Oil prices have regularly closed above $80 per barrel of late, something that hadn't happened since 2014. They've more than doubled in the past year and are a far cry from the doldrums of last spring. High oil prices ripple through the economy. More than half of the cost of gasoline is directly determined by oil prices, and most manufacturing and distribution involves some use of derivative fuels. Consumers are paying higher prices both directly at the pump and indirectly through other products.

Oil's Well!
Column Published in syndication July 14, 2021

The energy sector remains a key driver of the Texas economy. It dominates state exports; drilling, production, transportation, and processing activity involve substantial investments; and the massive supply chain has been entrenched and expanding for over a century. Although the Texas economy is diverse and multifaceted, oil and gas and related activity from exploration through shipping comprise about 13-14% of overall business activity.