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Big Mergers in Oil and Gas

The world of oil and gas is ever changing. We’re constantly making advancements in technology and equipment to improve the efficiency and safety of the work that we do. There are, of course, relocation of wells and pipelines, but perhaps mergers and other changes of ownership for industry champions are more prominent. Let’s talk about … Continued

A History of American Energy Sources

At Tiger General, we make oilfield trucks, but we are making so much more. We’re making the tools you need to earn your living and the equipment that helps keep America running outside of foreign sources of energy. That’s why the history of American energy sources is so interesting to us.

3 Innovations Impacting Oil and Gas Safety

Oil and Gas safety is taken very seriously on every job site. That’s why it has some of the most thorough and rigorous safety programs. It’s also one of the most profitable ones. One of the great results of that prosperity is the constant funding of innovation that improves safety as well as efficiency.

Incentive Programs to Retain Oil and Gas Workers

Keeping your oil and gas operation up and running at its most productive isn’t as easy as it used to be. This is in large part due to an increasing shortage of skilled labor our industry demands. With the competition high for attracting top talent, you need to ensure your company not only has what … Continued

A Look at the First American Oil Strike

A new year has most of us looking to the future, but we thought we’d kick off 2019 with a look back to where it all started. The American petroleum industry got its start in the 1850s, but its origins can be  traced back even further than that very first well. Early Evidence of Oil … Continued

All About Swab Rigs

Gas and oil wells produce fluid over the life of a well. When a well is first drilled, it is usually fracked to help open production zones. Fracking often includes water. This fluid is recovered through swabbing to kick the well off. Without swabbing, the overall production can fall off. The swabbing process is accomplished … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About Wire Rope Cables

Wire rope and wire rope slings are integral parts of any oil or gas site. However, as common as this equipment is, the proper safety precautions and operations aren’t as apparent. It’s important to remind yourself and  your team how to properly handle wire rope. Design Factors To determine the working load of a wire … Continued

Oil and Gas Equipment We’re Thankful For

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, we wanted to take stock of all that we’re thankful for. Family and friends are at the top of the list, but we’d be lying if we didn’t take a minute to acknowledge all the equipment that keeps oilfields running smoothly. Swabbing Rigs It’s easy to take any … Continued

How Oil Production Created the Interstate

In our last blog post, we talked about the early beginnings of the oil industry. World War I changed the world forever and ushered in a new era of modern technologies, many of which needed fuel. The international demand for oil skyrocketed, and private companies the world over scrambled to stake their claim. Military and … Continued

What did the Oil Industry Look Like 100 Years Ago?

Sunday, November 11, will mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I. In the United States, we commemorate this auspicious occasion with Veteran’s Day. In other countries, it is known as Armistice Day. “The Great War” ushered in a new era of technology, art and international relations. And for the first time, … Continued