Trump Outlines Plans for Energy Industry at 2016 Shale Conference

From September 21-22, 2016, SHALE INSIGHT 2016 provided participants a front-row seat for the most important discussions on shale development, featuring some of the most prominent industry and government leaders. Attendees networked with the most influential industry executives and innovative thought leaders through two days of technical and public affairs insight sessions, major keynote addresses, […]

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Natural Gas Industry Blowing Smoke Up President Obama’s Nose

Forbes By Ken Silverstein If natural gas is paving the way to the country’s energy future, the industry has just misstepped and undermined the very infrastructure it wants to build: Just after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its guidelines to control the most potent greenhouse gas emission of them all — methane — an oil […]

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College Launches Program to Prep for Shell Cracker

Pittsburgh Business Times By Justine Coyne Community College of Beaver County is launching an associate degree program in process technology the school said will prepare workers for jobs at the ethane cracker Shell Chemical has proposed building in the county. CCBC said it worked with more than 30 industry partners to develop the curriculum, which […]

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Natural Gas Boom Is Drowning Out Coal Industry’s Battle Cries

Forbes By Ken Silverstein While a lot of the political fodder during the 2014 election season focused on the “war on coal,” a bigger and even stronger show of force is transforming the nation’s economic landscape, especially in “war torn” Appalachia: natural gas. The natural resource has emerged from the back burner of U.S. energy […]

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China Shale Boom Fizzles as Clean Energy, Imports Take Lead

Bloomberg By Aibing Guo China has sharply cut its output target for shale, signaling the country’s drilling boom is fizzling out before it even gets going. The nation has reduced its goal for the end of the decade to a third of an earlier estimate, as difficult geology, lack of infrastructure and limited exploration rights conspire […]

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Shale Industry Staying Busy With Activity

Chron By Rebecca Maitland There are more than 16 massive shale plays in the U.S. today that have created over 2 million jobs, and these numbers continue to rise. However, everything is bigger in Texas, including natural gas production. In Texas, thanks to the Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale and Haynesville Shale, the Lone Star […]

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Dow Chemical to Sell Off Even More Assets

Fuel Fix Dow Chemical executives on Wednesday announced plans to sell off even more assets in the next two years, continuing a push to streamline operations and pull back from products that no longer fit within the company’s business strategy. The multinational chemical corporation is on track to shed $4.5 to $6 billion in assets […]

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Locals near Horsehead make way for Shell property

Power Source By Anya Litvak David Swan has lived at his Beaver County home on Pleasant Drive, near the former Horsehead Holding Corp. zinc smelter, for 32 years. Soon it will be the property of Shell Chemical LP. About a year ago, Mr. Swan learned that his house and the 11 acres surrounding it were […]

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