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By Lew Amicone | Google+ Lewis C. Amicone III is President and COO of Shale Plays Media LLC managing the technology strategy and operations of the company. Mr. Amicone is an Award-Winning Entrepreneurial Executive skilled at leveraging cutting-edge technology to optimize market penetration, exponentially grow sales and maximize bottom-line profitability. Mr. Amicone started his first company with $400 and took it to $10M a year in revenue before selling it in 2009. Mr. Amicone’s company Promopeddler Inc was #107 on the 2006 INC 500 list, and also was a 4 time winner of the top 100 fastest growing companies in Oregon. Mr. Amicone was name Entrepreneur of the year in 2008 by the Advertising Specialty Institute out of 23,000 distributors in the 22 Billion dollar promotional products industry. Previously Mr. Amicone worked at Intel Corporation in Oregon solving issues in manufacturing processes after having served in the United States Navy as a Machinists Mate on board the ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania.

Natural gas prices reviving industry

natural gas

The nation’s shale gas revolution is often touted as the quickest route to oil independence for the country. But natural gas, pumped from shale plays that include the Eagle Ford in South Texas, also is spurring billion-dollar investments in the petrochemical industry, including big-dollar spending to make methanol. While not a household word, methanol nevertheless is almost everywhere. It’s used ...

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Public hearing planned on proposed Strata Solar’s Lake Norman solar farm

Lake Norman Solar Farm

Several hundred residents plan to pack a public hearing Monday to voice their objections to a proposed 36-acre solar farm near affluent subdivisions in eastern Lincoln County at Lake Norman. Chapel Hill-based Strata Solar’s solar power generation facility would include 26,000 240-watt-plus solar panels, according to the company’s permit application. The farm would be on the north and south sides ...

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Iran ranks 14th in number of solar power plants

iran solar energy

Iran’s total solar power plant production capacity currently stands at 70,000 megawatt hours, the Managing Director of Iran Power Generation Transmission & Distribution Management Company (TAVANIR) Homayoun Haeri said on Friday. “Iran is now the world’s 14th biggest owner of solar power plants,” the IRNA News Agency quoted Haeri as saying. “The country’s total potential for producing solar and wind ...

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Marion County Gas-drilling case settled

gas and drilling lawsuit

A Marion County landowner’s federal lawsuit to throw a gas-drilling company off his land has been settled out of court. Richard Cain sued XTO Energy — an Exxon subsidiary — about horizontal gas wells on his land that also drain gas from neighboring tracts. Cain said XTO had no right to use his only drawing gas from neighboring mineral tracts. ...

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Encana announces multi-million dollar drilling plans for 2014 in the San Juan Basin

Encana Corp

FARMINGTON — Encana Corporation announced earlier this month a new company strategy and vision, with much of that strategy being focused on the San Juan Basin where it plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in new oil and gas production beginning in 2014. The announcement has prompted a flurry of speculation among those in the local oil and ...

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Million-barrel miles going untapped

bakken oil

Million-barrel miles are stranded in the oil patch, but companies and state regulators are coming up with a new drilling plan to get those barrels out of the ground. The stranded oil is underneath section lines, historic easements that border every mile-square of land so that farmers, sportsmen and others can travel about the countryside. These section lines are sacred ...

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Oil drilling opponents ask Collier lawmakers to pursue fracking ban, buffer

Golden Gate Estates

IMMOKALEE — Opponents to oil drilling in Golden Gate Estates implored Collier lawmakers Tuesday to back a resolution banning hydraulic fracturing and to create a one-mile buffer zone between any well and homes to protect residents in the Estates. Collier County’s five legislative delegation members, meeting Tuesday in Immokalee to hear what residents want them to focus on in Tallahassee ...

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