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Code Red Safety set to aid oil, gas field in Eagle Ford Shale play

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CORPUS CHRISTI — A new industry and oil field safety company officially opened Thursday. “We provide safety equipment and rescue teams for industry and oil fields,” spokeswoman Jennifer Avalos said. Code Red Safety and Rentals has been open about eight months in the newly revamped Baker Hughes building in the 4300 block of Navigation Boulevard. “On the drop of a ...

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Amid glut, fracturing equipment finds a home on the range

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Many high-horsepower pumps are sitting idle at the nation’s largest oil patches, even after they reignited U.S. energy production and stirred national debate over a process called hydraulic fracturing. But others are being hauled across the country to find work in the plains of West Texas, about the only placewhere fracturing companies have been able to escape a crippling glut ...

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Railroad com’ish: Natural gas offers economic, environmental benefits

natural gas world

Natural gas and crude oil from shale plays have been a game-changer for the nation’s oil and gas industry, said Railroad Commissioner David Porter. In Midland on Thursday to address the Natural Gas Producers Group, Porter noted that unconventional oil and natural gas production is expected to add $197 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2015, growing to ...

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Discord runs deep on new drilling rules

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Four members of the Department of Environmental Protection presided over a divided house Wednesday night at Washington & Jefferson College. Every five minutes, either the left side of the room or the right would break into applause at the first southwestern Pennsylvania public hearing of the agency’s proposed new oil and gas regulations. Citizens who felt the regulations don’t go ...

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Nueces County pledges some tax revenue for roads in effort to secure state grant for Eagle Ford Shale damage

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CORPUS CHRISTI — Nueces County has committed to dedicating revenue exclusively to road projects in exchange for some of the millions of dollars Texas will dole out to areas damaged by oil field traffic. Public Works Director Glen Sullivan in December said the length of Nueces County roads affected by the Eagle Ford Shale activity comes to about 45 miles, ...

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Center for Sustainable Shale Development opens application process, names executive director

certificaiton program

PITTSBURGH — Officials for the Center for Sustainable Shale Development have announced it is officially open for business. Officials said Tuesday that CSSD’s certification program is now accepting applicants, a process open to all oil and gas operators in the Appalachian Basin. The certification program is based on 15 performance standards focusing on the protection of air, climate, water and ...

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Allegheny County to monitor air in drilling near airport

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The first big Marcellus Shale gas development project in Allegheny County, on county-owned land near Pittsburgh International Airport, will get special air pollution monitoring attention from the Allegheny County Health Department before and after the drilling begins. The county announced Monday that it will soon begin air quality monitoring on more than 9,000 acres in Findlay where Consol Energy Inc. ...

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US interests in region high because of oil

world oil

The United States interests in the region will remain very high partly because of oil and broadly strategic concerns with the countries in the Middle East, a top government official said. Speaking to reporters at the US Embassy in the capital, US secretary of energy Dr Ernest Moniz, who is visiting the capital to attend the World Future Energy Summit, ...

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‘Fair broker’ tabbed for shale group

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A Philadelphia lawyer who has worked for the energy industry and the Environmental Protection Agency will become the executive director of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development. Susan P. LeGros, whose appointment is expected to be announced on Tuesday, will be tasked with maintaining harmony among the coalition of environmental groups and drilling companies that have pledged to work together ...

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