Natural-Gas Electric Plant to be Built in Ohio

Construction of a natural-gas powered electric plant is set to begin soon in Lordstown, Ohio. The plant is expected to power 750,000 to 800,000 homes in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Construction could begin as soon as Thursday, according to Clean Energy Construction. The Massachusetts-based company said Lordstown was an ideal location because it is nearly halfway […]

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Philadelphia Group Attempts to Make City a “Energy Hub”

The Philadelphia Energy Action Team announced plans on Wednesday to double the volume of natural gas being used by Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northern Delaware, and Southern New Jersey. The group is seeking to rejuvenate the area’s economy by tapping into methane, butane, and other gases found in the Marcellus Shale. In a statement, the group acknowledges […]

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The Crisis In Energy Education

Forbes Alex Epstein In this series I will be exploring the dangerous lack of energy education in the United States, particularly about the indispensable benefits provided by fossil fuel energy—the subject of my book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. This week I focus on the lack of education within the fossil fuel industry. In […]

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Export steel pipe supplier announces new jobs

Trib Live By Patrick Varine The Marcellus shale industry has enabled an Export company to expand its footprint in the Pittsburgh area and add 150 jobs. Officials of Dura-Bond — a supplier of steel pipe, protective pipe coatings and pipeline products — announced Monday plans to hire 150 workers at the company’s Steelton facility to […]

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Solar jobs in Pennsylvania lag behind national figures

Power Source By Daniel Moore Supporters of solar energy have plenty to cheer about following a recent report on employment in the U.S. solar industry. In 2014, the industry added 31,000 solar jobs to bring employment to an all-time high of 173,807 nationwide, according to an annual census conducted by The Solar Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based solar research […]

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Chevron laying off 162 workers from Moon-based unit

Trib Live By David Conti Chevron Corp.’s decision to cut 162 jobs from its Appalachian natural gas exploration unit in Moon represents the first major layoffs to hit Marcellus shale operations since prices began falling last year. The layoffs will affect up to 23 percent of the 700 people working for the company in Pennsylvania, […]

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Oil & Gas Newcomer Earns Top Large Employer

News OK By Paula Burkes New Jersey native Greg Boxer recently resigned from Goldman Sachs in Manhattan to join American Energy Partners — the Oklahoma City-based oil and natural gas operating and asset management company started last year by Aubrey McClendon. Boxer said he couldn’t have received a more generous welcome in his move from […]

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