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By John Bestoloffe | Google+ My name is John Bestoloffe and I write for Shale Plays Media LLC which owns Bakken.com, Marcellus.com, and EagleFordTexas.com, Permianshale.com, Haynesville.com, and Niobrarachalk.com. Writing has always been my passion and now I am able to live my dream of being a Journalist. I went to school at North Dakota State University and live in Fargo ND with my wife and 2 children. As I start out in my new adventure reporting on the various Shale plays here in ND, I feel a sense of accomplishment in realizing my dream. When I’m not writing, I enjoy mountain biking, hunting, cruising on my motorcycle, and fishing.

Chevron’s oil and natural gas reserves fell slightly in 2013


Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:09pm EST Feb 21 (Reuters) – Chevron Corp, the second-largest U.S. oil company, said on Friday its oil and natural gas reserves fell slightly last year, largely due to drops in the United States and Africa. The company had proved reserves of 11.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent on Dec. 31, roughly 1.3 percent less than ...

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DDA accepts loan to finance natural gas pipeline project


The Denison Development Alliance completed the first steps in securing financing for the a new natural gas line, which will fuel the new Denison High School, as it accepted a banking bid on Thursday to pay for the project. The DDA accepted a financing bid for the $725,000 project, from Woodforest National Bank, based in Spring, Texas. The 12,000-foot pipeline ...

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Widespread odor detected in Towanda area on Thursday Citizens complained of “natural gas” or “sewer” odor

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TOWANDA — There were reports of a widespread odor in the Towanda area Thursday morning, but it has not yet been determined where it came from. The Bradford County 911 center began receiving complaints from citizens early Thursday morning, some reporting a natural gas odor and others reporting a “sewer” odor, a 911 dispatcher said. The cause of the odor ...

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Shawnee Park gas well drilling approved

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County Parks and Recreation commissioners voted Thursday to permit a gas company to drill a natural gas well on Shawnee Park property. The company, Reserve Oil & Gas, plans to drill the well in an area between a set of railroad tracks south of the main portion of the park and the Kanawha River. It has ...

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Park drilling proposal advances in Murrysville


Murrysville officials took the first step this week toward considering a lease of oil and natural gas rights at Murrysville Community Park. Council unanimously agreed on Wednesday to advertise an ordinance that will seek competitive bids for a lease of sub-surface rights beneath the park along Wiestertown Road. Council will officially consider seeking bids at a meeting in April, municipal ...

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January natural gas pipeline rupture in Canada leads local officials to dust off contingency disaster plans


Following a Canadian natural gas pipeline rupture that caused Xcel Energy to tap its local reserve supply, emergency officials revisited disaster plans for dealing with potential heating shortages. The Jan. 25 natural gas transportation problem did not result in an actual shortage — though customers voluntarily were asked to curb their usage as utility companies rerouted fuel around the broken ...

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Liquefied Natural Gas exporters see big possibilities at port

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With U.S. and Texas natural gas production at record levels, the United States has gone from shortage to a surplus in just a few years. The Port of Brownsville stands to benefit greatly in the rush to export some of that surplus in the form of Liquefied Natural Gas to meet growing worldwide demand. Before it can be transported overseas, ...

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TransCanada firm on Keystone XL plans as obstacles mount


TORONTO(Reuters) – TransCanada Corp said on Thursday that it will not back away from the controversial Keystone XL pipeline despite an unfavorable Nebraska court ruling and more than five years of political wrangling in Washington over the project. Russ Girling, chief executive of Canada’s No.2 pipeline operator, said there is a clear need for the $5.4 billion project to move ...

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