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More job cuts in Ohio

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One Ohio manufacturing company associated with the oil and gas industry will be cutting jobs due to the downturn that has impacted the industry for several months. Vallourec Star LP has announced that due to the weak demand for its products, high inventory and sales being extremely low when compared to last year, it has no other option but to ...

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Oil regulator: Feds public lands rule provides ‘certainty’

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s top oil regulator says the recently issued federal rule on hydraulic fracturing is bringing “some certainty” to the oil industry. Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms says the “long-awaited rule” provides certainty during an unstable time for the industry but also raises “concerns of necessity and duplicity.” The Obama administration is requiring companies that ...

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North Dakota’s job landscape shifting (for now) away from Big Oil

WILLISTON, N.D. – Halliburton Co , Schlumberger NV and other large energy companies were conspicuously absent from a major North Dakota job fair this week, a telling sign as employers in the No. 2 U.S. oil-producing state grapple with sliding crude prices . Instead of roustabouts, the state’s oil industry wants pump technicians, gas-processing plant operators and truck drivers to ...

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Drilling down on fracking in Indiana

Fracking is nothing new in Indiana. Frequent earthquakes would be. Geologists and environmental activists have been raising concerns for years about increased hydraulic fracturing — called “fracking” for short — and other unconventional oil production methods in the United States. Hydraulic fracturing is the drilling and injection of fluid into the ground to create cracks in rock formations and release ...

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US oilfield jobs cull gains pace, more pain ahead

Feb 13 – When Ian Sandlin was laid off last week after 13 months working on oil rigs in southeast Texas, he was surprised to have lasted that long. “I knew it was coming,” he said. “I wasn’t the first to be let go.” The 27-year-old Houston native is among thousands of workers caught in an accelerating cull of oil ...

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Did you know?

Did you know that a 42 gallon barrel of oil creates 19.4 gallons of gasoline? I certainly didn’t, but the real question is, did you know that there are 6000 other products made from the remaining oil, which is about half the barrel? That is a lot of stuff.  Lucky for you, I have found seven of the most random ...

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Why a Small North Dakota Town is Taking on Big Rail

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ENDERLIN, N.D., Nov 25 – After her shift at the TraXside Cafe in the southeast North Dakota hamlet of Enderlin, all Karla Souer wants to do is go home. Unfortunately for the 38-year-old waitress the commute, which should only last a minute or two, can take a half-an-hour. That’s because, chances are, there’s a Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd train blocking ...

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Goal in oil conditioning regs should be outcome not method


The debate over oil stabilization can be a confusing one. It’s important to a lot of people because we’ve all read the headlines about, and seen the pictures of, explosive train derailments. But the information we get about the issue is often conflicting (and very often driven by politics, I’m afraid). Currently the North Dakota Industrial Commission is considering a ...

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