We all know that crude oil continues to hover in the $30s per barrel. At the beginning of last week, it dropped below $35 per barrel, which hasn’t been seen since 2009! midstream Oil and Gas businesses are scrambling to figure out ways to maintain storage and transportation of crude oil without losing money. Companies are looking internally to cut costs and have laid off hundreds. In this economic climate it is difficult to avoid lay-offs altogether. However, as an alternative to releasing talent, businesses have an opportunity to improve operational efficiency and reallocate human resources to higher value positions. Here are a few ways midstream businesses can save money and headcount by addressing operational inefficiencies.