What's in a Barrel of Oil? The 42-Gallon Breakdown
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 26 2018

Have you ever wondered what, exactly, is in a barrel of oil? It's certainly not full of monkeys, tha…
Lubricants
A Brief History of Self-Serve Gas Stations
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 22 2018

For many of us, we don't really have to put too much thought into pumping our own gas. When our tank…
Autos
Lubricant Breakdown on the Night Before Christmas
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 18 2017

The Holidays always get us a little cheery here at Industrial Outpost. While we listen to Christmas …
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Lipstick
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 17 2017

"Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together." --Elizabeth Taylor Th…
Petroleum Product of the Week
The Oil Rainbow Effect
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 27 2017

After a storm, you may have gone outside to enjoy the scent of fresh rain and noticed a rainbow…
culture
Oil: Bowling's Slick, Invisible Superhero
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 17 2017

Bowling Lanes and Oil Go Hand-in-Hand.The first time you went bowling, you may have noticed the ball…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Champagne Flutes
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 30 2016

2016 is almost over and many of you out there may be thinking, thank goodness. This past year was…
Petroleum Product of the Week
True or False: Oil Comes from Dinosaurs
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 26 2016

How cool is the recent news of a dinosaur tail with intact feathers preserved inside a piece of ambe…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Candy Canes
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 23 2016

They come in many shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors. Chances are, if you've attended any Christmas …
Petroleum Product of the Week
Plastic by Numbers: What Do the Recycling Codes Mean?
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 16 2016

Advances in recycling technology mean that more and more materials are recyclable— including plastic…
Culture
The Consequences of Global Energy Poverty
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 02 2016

"Access to energy is fundamental to improving quality of life and is a key imperative for economic d…
Energy
Understanding the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 28 2016

As of Friday, October 28, police have arrested at least 141 people protesting on private land regard…
Culture
The New and Improved Petroleum Service Company
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 02 2016

We Are Industrial PioneersPetroleum Service Company is —the pioneer of —online petroleum sales. But …
Culture
Understanding Industrial Gear Lubricants
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 11 2016

Industrial vs. Automotive OilsNot all lubricants are created equal. And just as you wouldn't want to…
Lubricants
The Difference Between PSC and "Big Oil"
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 07 2016

Even free-range chickens return to their coop.Environmentally-friendly, Sustainable, All-natural, No…
Lubricants
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Rigs to Reefs: Mitigating Human Impact on the Environment
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 05 2016

We've got the whole world in our handsHumans shape the environment that we live in. It's plain and s…
Culture
Industrial Coatings -- The Dark Horse of the Petroleum Industry
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 10 2016

PSC just recently announced that we'd be carrying two products, Tectyl 435D and Tectyl 437D, in 5 ga…
Lubricants
DIY: A Guide on How to Change Your Vehicle's Engine Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 05 2016

DIY oil changeIn the debate of changing your own oil versus going to the shop to have it done, there…
Autos
The Problem With Petroleum -- Crying Over Spilled Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 03 2016

It's hurting both your profits and the earth — but as a natural substance, why do the various ecosys…
Industry
The Art of Oil: Turning Petroleum into a New Medium
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 09 2016

Oil PaintingsWhat comes to mind when you hear of or think of oil paintings?Da Vinci?Rembrandt?Van Go…
Culture
Fuel as Food? It seems that not all oils are created equal.
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 09 2016

Rarely do the sentiments of YouTube commenters so uniformly align. Refrained variations of the same…
Industry
Petrochemicals: Clearing the Name of Petroleum One Product at a Time
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 06 2016

Planet Earth runs on Petrol It's no exaggeration to say that the world runs on petroleum and no,…
Culture
Black Oil: How THE X-FILES Made Petroleum Spooky
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 26 2016

"Are you familiar with the so-called X-Files?" Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny in Sunday's episode…
Culture
One really strange scene from the STAR WARS Saga
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 17 2015

A new Star Wars film in theaters is roughly the media-equivalent of the Christmas Truce of 1914 -- t…
Culture
Pitch, and the World's Longest Active Science Experiment
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 14 2015

You might find it hard to believe, but there is a science project that's been —ongoing since 1927 at…
Lubricants
3 Methods For Protecting and Preserving Spare Gearboxes
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 07 2015

Proper care and storage of spare gearboxes is critically important for insuring gearbox reliability.…
Lubricants
A Famous Photojournalist's Gulf War Experience
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 22 2015

In 1991, Saddam Hussein's forces were retreating from Kuwait during the first Gulf War. As part of a…
Industry
The Top 5 Movies About Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 21 2015

At Industrial Outpost, we love movies! There's nothing like the grainy yet glorious visuals of an …
Culture
The History of Why Oil Comes In a "Barrel
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 19 2015

When it comes to oil, did you know that a "barrel of crude" contains only 42 gallons rather than 55 …
Industry
Don't Be Fuelish: A Look Back At the 1973 Oil Crisis
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 11 2015

Imagine sitting on your favorite piece of living room furniture and enjoying some quiet time. Only y…
Industry
Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery: The Latest Battlefield in the Fight Against ISIS
Petroleum Service Company on May 27 2015

A recently released video from over the Memorial Day weekend showed Iraq's largest oil refinery engu…
Industry
Molecular Level Research Enables Oil-Catching Mesh and Improved Lubricity
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 23 2015

Ohio State University researchers have developed another tool in the every-expanding list of effecti…
Lubricants
How Much Warmer Would Earth Be If We Used Up All Our Fossil Fuels?
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 15 2015

When the words "climate change" of "global warming" get brought up in the news or political debate, …
Energy
How Fracking Saved the U.S. Economy
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 19 2015

The fracking revolution has been critical for the rebound that the United States has seen in its eco…
Industry
The History Behind Operation PLUTO
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 12 2015

Oil pipelines remain as one of the hot topics in today's U.S. governmental talks. Currently, our lea…
Industry
Simple Ways to Monitor Lubricant Conditions
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 06 2015

Inspections are commonly done on assets to ensure that everything is in good, working condition. It …
Autos
Oil + Eyelashes = Maybelline?
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 27 2015

One might find it hard to correlate the relationship between oil fields and make-up products. In a b…
Culture
The Machine That Converts Plastic Into Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 26 2015

For years, one Japanese man has been hard at work creating a machine that will convert one of our so…
Tech
The Slow Motion Oil Spill That You Can Help Stop
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 19 2015

Almost every time you visit the gas station, it happens. In that split second between the pump shutt…
Industry
Shell Granted Permission to Export U.S.-Produced Crude
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 13 2015

According to a January 2015 —Wall Street Journal article, Shell has officially been granted permissi…
Industry
Why Oil Refineries Emit Fireballs
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 10 2015

A few days before Christmas 2014, the San Francisco Bay Area was shocked to find a fire lighting the…
Industry
The Hidden Oil Rigs of L.A.
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 05 2015

Before Los Angeles was known for making movies, it was known for making something else; oil.Believe …
Industry
Oil and Life in the Deep Biosphere
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 04 2015

The deep biosphere. It almost looks like the setting for a subterranean, Hollywood adventure film. T…
Industry
The World's Largest Ship That Can Move Oil Rigs
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 31 2015

Move over Titanic. There's a new supersize ship making waves that everybody should soon become famil…
Autos
The Petrobot Project
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 29 2015

In an ever-progressing chain of developments designed to make the dirty work of oil production more …
Lubricants
The Magic Wand for Cleaning Oil Spills
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 24 2015

Oil spills are a messy and unavoidable fact of life on Earth. When they happen, particularly in envi…
Industry
Beans Behind the Scenes - When Small Farms Meet Big Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 23 2015

For a controversial practice such as fracking, it might seem a bit odd to think that beans are parti…
Industry
The "Best" Price of Oil and How It May Not Be What You Think
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 22 2015

A pair of researchers at the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions have recently come to an unexp…
Industry
Track World Events with Fluctuations in Oil Prices - A Helpful Tool
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 26 2013

The oil market is global and far-reaching.Often political events, economic turmoil, and natural disa…
Energy