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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Creditors lose historic sums in oil bankruptcies, Moody’s says

FuelFix by: Collin Eaton For the lenders that bankrolled the shale boom, the oil-market crash may leave as much financial wreckage behind as the devastating telecom bust in the early 2000s, Moody’s Investors Service said. On average, banks and bond investors have recovered only about $1 of every $5 they poured into the U.S. oil […]

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California farms are using drilling wastewater to grow crops

By Bloomberg California’s epic drought is pushing Big Oil to solve a problem it’s struggled with for decades: what to do with the billions of gallons of wastewater that gush out of wells every year. Golden State drillers have pumped much of that liquid back underground into disposal wells. Now, amid a four-year dry spell, […]

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Large Reserve of Utica Shale Gas Could Lie Beneath State Forest Land

State Impact By Susan Phillips Tapping the Utica Shale in north central Pennsylvania could become the state’s next natural gas drilling boom, at least once the pipelines get built. Seneca Resources has announced the successful completion of a well on state forest land in Tioga County. Seneca, a subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Company, says […]

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CMU set to save millions in energy costs annually

Power Source By Daniel Moore Carnegie Mellon University announced a plan today to shave energy costs by $2 million annually across more than three dozen buildings on its Oakland campus by improving efficiency with a cloud-based analytics system. In a partnership with IBM Corp., the university hopes to more quickly identify and correct inefficiencies in […]

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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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Wolf Budget Includes $100K for Marcellus Shale Health Registry

State Impact By Marie Cusick In his budget plan unveiled Tuesday, Governor Wolf proposed a $100,000 funding increase to the state Department of Health to create a registry to monitor people who live near natural gas drilling sites. After New York State banned fracking late last year, citing public health concerns, Wolf said he planned to […]

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Natural Gas Drops Most in 11 Months on Milder Weather Forecasts

Bloomberg By Naureen S. Malik Natural gas futures fell by the most in 11 months in New York on speculation that moderating U.S. weather will limit demand for the heating fuel. Prices slid 9.5 percent, the biggest decline since Feb. 24. Temperatures from the Great Plains through Florida will be above normal over the next five […]

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