EPA Issues New Ozone Guidelines

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new guidelines, known as Control Technique Guidelines, to reduce smog-forming emissions for oil and gas drilling sites. While this may seem like a small step, the Guidelines will bring urgently needed health protections to citizens living adjacent to or downwind of oil and gas operations, especially since in […]

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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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New Technology Cleans Fracking Wastewater And Converts It Into Energy

Manufacturing.net By Andy Szal Researchers from the University of Colorado have developed technology they say could cleanse wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling sites while simultaneously generating additional energy. Critics of the recent boom in hydraulic fracturing operations in the U.S. raised concerns environmental concerns from oil spills to small earthquakes, but wastewater discharged […]

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Company Names Vice President of Reservoir Engineering

Akron Beacon Journal By Bob Downing From Magnum Hunter Resources today: HOUSTON, TX—(Marketwired – Mar 4, 2015) – Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRC) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRD) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRE) (the “Company” or “Magnum Hunter”) announced that the Company has appointed Charlie Gibson as Vice President of Reservoir Engineering effective March 2, […]

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Study: High levels of Pollutants From Drilling Waste Found in Pa. Rivers

Power Source By Don Hopey New scientific sampling and analysis has found high concentrations of ammonium and iodide, two potentially hazardous pollutants, in oil and gas well drilling wastewater discharged into streams and rivers in Pennsylvania and other states. The peer-reviewed study, which will be published this week in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, […]

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Survey Says: Taxes Will Rise Under Wolf

Morning Call By Bill Vidonic Nearly two-thirds of Pennsylvanians expect to see a boost in education funding, but they also believe sales and income taxes will rise because of the election of Democrat Tom Wolf as governor, according to a survey. Only 42 percent believe that the business climate is improving, according to the survey […]

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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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How Russia Could Derail US Natural Gas Exports

Christian Science Monitor  By Kurt Cobb Russia and China have signed two large natural gas deals in the last six months as Russia turns its attention eastward in reaction to sanctions and souring relations with Europe, currently Russia’s largest energy export market. But the move has implications beyond Europe. In the department of everything is connected, U.S. […]

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Cuomo Delays NY Fracking Study Release Until After Election

New York Post By Carl Campanile Gov. Cuomo is promising to release the longest-awaited study of his administration — an analysis of the health impacts of fracking — but only after the election. It’s one of several critical announcements on hold until after voters cast their ballots. Cuomo disclosed during Wednesday night’s debate in Buffalo […]

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