Trellis Blog


August 02, 2023

Holy Cows and Black Swans—Managing Logistic Nightmares

What, if anything, do you remember about February 6th, 2016? It’s unlikely to have been your birthday—in the USA, at least, where it ranks 311th in most common birthdays—but perhaps you recall J.J....

Word cloud related to carbon credits and CO2 emissions
Energy Transition

July 26, 2023

There’s a New Commodity in Town – Understanding the Terminology of Carbon Credits and Offsets

It’s not often that a new, tradeable commodity comes to the market. We see derivatives upon derivatives—some so complex, even the people who buy and sell them aren’t quite sure what they mean—but the...

Chart of natural gas prices with a gas burner in the background
Natural Gas

July 12, 2023

Pressure Points: The Factors that Heat Up Natural Gas Prices

The market price for natural gas impacts everyone, playing a primary role in power generation, fueling industrial processes, and as a precursor for chemicals, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. Since...

Different questions lead to different answers
Digital Transformation

July 05, 2023

Generative AI - Priming for Relevance

“Would you rather motivate me with some ice-cream or focus my attention with the aid of a shake?” This was a well framed prompting question asked by my 8-year-old daughter. I don’t recall which we...

Natural gas combined cycle power generating facility
Energy Transition

June 21, 2023

The Energy Transition Needs Natural Gas - Part 2

When you think of Texas, you probably think of oil and gas—and rightfully so: Texas produces four times more oil than the next closest state. However, did you know that Texas also produces the most...

Artistic rendering of a methane molecule
Natural Gas

June 14, 2023

CH₄ - The Little Molecule That Could

As a company that specializes in the management of natural gas trades and transactions, we’re fascinated by the molecule that makes up 70-90 percent of natural gas: methane. Larger, more complex...

Oilfield water supply truck

June 07, 2023

Using Data Science to Optimize Oilfield Service Scheduling

In the summer of 2019, a study was carried out in search of optimization opportunities in oilfield service scheduling and logistics. An experimental framework was developed involving three water...

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