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Planned cracker plant could create thousands of jobs in Ohio

Ohio is on the cusp of breaking ground for a new $5.7 billion ethane cracker in the eastern part of the state, Columbus Business First reports. The announcement for the new cracker came Thursday from Gov. John Kasich, who assisted Thai company PTT Global Chemical Public Company Ltd.in planning the $100 million expenditure for the facility’s engineering and design. The ...

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Shifting oilfield workforces: from Boomers to Millennials

Interested in observing how multiple generations are working together? Then, get thee to an oilfield where you’ll find Baby Boomers (b. ‘46-’65), Generation Xers (b. ’66-’80) and Millennials (b.’80-2000) working in tandem. This may sound rather harmonious, but every generation has its gripes about the other. The advent of technology has left the most distinguishable impression that accounts for differences ...

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Letter to the editor: The North Dakota flaring conundrum

Flaring is a challenge in North Dakota. Bakken oil and gas production surged faster than pipelines and plants could be built. While trucks were an easy solution for oil, gas requires massive infrastructure. As a result, flaring increased and concerned many, including industry leaders. To answer the challenge, they proposed achievable goals based on expected investments in infrastructure, construction timetables ...

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Report: Clean energy sector’s job market booms

Unless you’ve succumb to the hermit lifestyle, you’re probably well aware of the mass shedding of jobs from oil and gas companies as global crude prices continue to sink. But where oil and gas jobs waver, clean energy jobs thrive, according to a report from Environmental Entrepreneurs, or E2– a self-described national nonpartisan business group. The group found that the ...

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Chief Oil & Gas closes Wexford office

Dallas-based Chief Oil & Gas is closing its office near Pittsburgh, but is still committed to the Marcellus region, the Pittsburgh Business Times reports. The private company broke into the Marcellus formation in 2006 and drilled its first well in 2007. The company declined to comment further to the Business Times, but its Chief spokeswoman Daria Fish confirmed the closure ...

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Texas Democrat confident House will pass bill on oil exports

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With some optimism and a bit of luck, the 40-year ban on oil exports could be on its way out thanks to recent legislation in the U.S. House. When speaking on the current legislation, Texas Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar of Laredo stated that “the House is going to pass it.” The Texas Tribune reported that Cuellar, among the handful of ...

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One Texas company claims even $15 per barrel is profitable

Texas-based oil giant Carson Energy may have figured out a means to completely scoff at even the lowest of oil prices. The industry can’t remove its gaze away from Carson. This week, the company released new analysis that shows rich Texas oil fields can be profitable at just $15 a barrel. “Many investors feel you have to be getting over ...

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EagleFordTexas.com parent company becomes Energy Media Group

Energy Media Group LLC. (EMG) is pleased to announce the launching of its new company and website energymediagroup.com. EMG is an industry leader in full service digital marketing strategies with in-depth expertise in original content development, news and story telling, publishing, social media, branding, web development, marketing campaigns, and search engine optimization. These tactics enable clients to reach, and engage ...

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Bakken.com parent company becomes Energy Media Group

Energy Media Group LLC. (EMG) is pleased to announce the launching of its new company and website energymediagroup.com. EMG is an industry leader in full service digital marketing strategies with in-depth expertise in original content development, news and story telling, publishing, social media, branding, web development, marketing campaigns, and search engine optimization. These tactics enable clients to reach, and engage ...

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Analyst: Rex is down, but not out

How do you know when a company is on its deathbed? Could it be when its stock prices take an 80 percent hit in the course of a year? According to the Pittsburgh Business Times, this isn’t the case for Marcellus-centric natural gas driller Rex Energy. Despite the company’s share prices dropping from $21 per share in May 2014 to ...

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