Chief Oil & Gas is Committed to Local Communities

Natural Gas Now by Johnny Williams Freelance Journalist Having lived in northeastern Pennsylvania for the majority of my life, one thing I’ve learned over the years is that community is important here. Neighbors are more than willing to help each other and even help total strangers in need. Whether it’s assisting on a farm or […]

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Interior’s new fracking rules get swift GOP backlash

Politico By Elana Schor The Obama administration unveiled the first major national safety restrictions for fracking on Friday, touching off a swift backlash from the president’s critics in Congress and the energy industry. Two oil industry groups immediately sued to challenge the rules, calling them “a reaction to unsubstantiated concerns,” while 27 Senate Republicans introduced […]

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Can Energy Companies Legally Use Drones?

Breaking Energy By KATE ROSOW CHRISMAN on August 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM With an almost eagle-eye-view of the Rocky Mountains from his office in Denver, Robert Attai advises clients on the emerging field of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), otherwise known as drones. A partner in the law firm of Husch Blackwell, his clients sometime […]

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Commercial Drone Markets: 2014 Year in Review

Drone Analyst Judging by the headlines, 2014 turned out to be the year for drones. I referenced in Tweets a total of 503 articles with the word ‘drones’ in the headline last year.  A Google search brings up about 61.4 million results referring to ‘drones.’  Granted, that search includes references to military and hobby drones, […]

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Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

Power Source By The Associated Press GALENA, Ill. (AP) — The two rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, the railroad said. Thursday’s accident in a rural area south of the […]

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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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Rail safety is a central issue for central PA

Lebanon Daily News Feb. 16, 2015: Nineteen rail cars carrying Bakken crude oil derailed 30 miles from Charleston, W. Va. The oil ignited and sent a fireball hundreds of feet into the air. Hundreds were evacuated, and several homes damaged or destroyed. Miraculously, there were no serious injuries or deaths. The derailment comes as regulatory […]

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Crude on Derailed Train Contained High Level of Gas

WSJ By Russell Gold The crude oil aboard the train that derailed and exploded two weeks ago in West Virginia contained so much combustible gas that it would have been barred from rail transport under safety regulations set to go into effect next month. Tests performed on the oil before the train left North Dakota […]

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