Why Climate Change Isn’t a Sputnik Moment

Slate By  Sharon E. Burke and Sharon Squassoni This article originally appeared in New America’s Weekly Wonk. On Thursday, Jan. 15, Future Tense—a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University—will hold an event in Washington, D.C., titled “How Will Human Ingenuity Handle a Warming Planet?” For more information and to RSVP, visit the […]

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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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US Shale to OPEC: We Don’t Care!

Yahoo U.S. oil production could increase next year to levels not seen since the 1970s, despite OPEC’s efforts to muscle out American shale producers. While U.S. oil production is predicted to rise by another million barrels a day during 2015 from the current 9 million barrels a day, forecasts are coming down on expectations that […]

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Genie Energy – Energy Retailer With Exploration and Oil Shale Upside

Oil Voice By Edison Group Genie Energy offers investors exposure to two exciting prospects: exploration in northern Israel, and oil shale developments in Israel, Mongolia and Colorado utilising its proprietary in-situ technology. Genie’s US energy retail arm, Genie Retail Energy, provides a valuation foundation and helps finance upstream activities. The northern Israel exploration campaign will […]

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Arkansas is the Fourth-Largest Natural Gas Producer in the U.S.

City Wire By Wesley Brown As the nation’s shale gas inventories touched an all-time high in 2013, Arkansas is now the fourth-largest shale gas producer in the U.S. behind only Texas, Louisiana and Pennsylvania, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced in a new report released on Tuesday. According to the EIA’s “Natural Gas Annual” […]

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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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Waterless Fracking Comes to Tuscarawas County

Inde Online By Jon Baker A Canadian company that specializes in waterless fracking is putting its technology to use in the Utica Shale play in Tuscarawas County. Besides saving water, the new technology has the potential to give energy companies access to the oil trapped deep underground in the Utica play. GasFrac Energy Services uses […]

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Where Energy Companies Test What’ll Happen if Their Oil Spills

Wired By Omar Mouallem Oil pipeline leaks are bad. And that means pipeline operators and companies developing leak-sensing technologies are in a bind—they need to test their inventions without actually letting gunk seep into the earth. So they turn to a Canadian company called C-Fer Technologies. “There are few spots where you can dump oil […]

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