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What Do Stanley Steamers and Stephen King Have in Common?

What Do Stanley Steamers and Stephen King Have in Common?

Photography, steam cars, and a haunted hotel all have something in common–a pair of brothers born in 1849.  The Stanley Brothers Freelan Oscar and his identical twin brother Francis Edgar... Read More
What is the Paris Climate Agreement?

What is the Paris Climate Agreement?

Things are heating up. With news of big oil companies wanting Trump to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement, all eyes are on the president waiting to see what... Read More
Petroleum Product of the Week: Lip Balm

Petroleum Product of the Week: Lip Balm

My brother once told me I was addicted to lip balm. He wasn’t making fun of me—he meant it. I had become dependent on the stuff. My lips stopped... Read More

Petroleum Product of the Week

Petroleum Product of the Week: Lip Balm

Petroleum Product of the Week: Lip Balm

My brother once told me I was addicted to lip balm. He wasn’t making fun of me—he meant it. I had become dependent on the stuff. My lips stopped... Read More
Petroleum Product of the Week: Easter

Petroleum Product of the Week: Easter

When it comes to traditions, there is no holiday more colorful than Easter. Between the brightly dyed eggs, baskets full of multicolored grass, special flowers, and all kinds of yummy... Read More
Petroleum Product of the Week: Bicycles

Petroleum Product of the Week: Bicycles

As the weather warms, it’s time to bring out our bicycles and get back to riding! There’s nothing—to me—that’s more peaceful than riding my bike along the riverfront on... Read More

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What Do Stanley Steamers and Stephen King Have in Common?

What Do Stanley Steamers and Stephen King Have in Common?

Photography, steam cars, and a haunted hotel all have something in common–a pair of brothers born in 1849.  The Stanley Brothers Freelan Oscar and his identical twin brother Francis Edgar... Read More
What is the Paris Climate Agreement?

What is the Paris Climate Agreement?

Things are heating up. With news of big oil companies wanting Trump to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement, all eyes are on the president waiting to see what... Read More
Everything You Need to Know About Microfibers and Their Impact on Ocean Life

Everything You Need to Know About Microfibers and Their Impact on Ocean Life

Here’s a statistic for you: 95% of waterways’ plastic pollution comes from microfibers. This is compared to the 5% produced by microbeads—the little beads found in many exfoliating face... Read More

Lubricants

Understanding Lubricants: Solid and Dry Film Lubricants

Understanding Lubricants: Solid and Dry Film Lubricants

When we think of lubricants, we tend to think more along the lines of fluids–substances that are fluid and free-flowing, rather than solid or dry. We think of hydraulic... Read More
Where Are Don Draper’s Accounts Today?

Where Are Don Draper’s Accounts Today?

There was a period of time when I wanted to move to New York and be a big-time advertising gal. I had dreams of slipping away for lunchtime cocktail... Read More
Oil Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: New Diesel and Gasoline Engine Oil Specifications

Oil Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: New Diesel and Gasoline Engine Oil Specifications

Selecting the right oil for your vehicle is critical in ensuring it remains a smooth-running and well-oiled machine. And just as your engine oil gets old and needs to... Read More

Sandblasting

Sandblasting and the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Sandblasting and the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

When it comes to sandblasting, the importance of safety cannot be stressed enough. That safety expands past the blast suit into the entire breathing air system. Carbon Monoxide poisoning is... Read More
LP vs HP: Which Blast Machine Do I Need?

LP vs HP: Which Blast Machine Do I Need?

One question we hear frequently is, Which blast machine do I need…HP or LP? Here’s a hint: it all has to do with your breathing air respirator.  When choosing a complete... Read More
Turn your trash into cash: 5 of the coolest DIY Sandblasting Projects

Turn your trash into cash: 5 of the coolest DIY Sandblasting Projects

As the fleeting summer lapses into its cooler counterpart visibly through your office window, you may find yourself longing for one last, slothful weekend on the beach — however,... Read More

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