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Shreveport to host Ark-La-Tex Oil Field Expo

Shreveport to host Ark La-Tex Oil Field Expo

The Ark-La-Tex Oil Field Expo will bring hundreds of qualified energy professionals together March 30-31 at the Shreveport Convention Center in Shreveport, La. Unlike other events, the Ark-La-Tex expo is free for people currently employed in the oil and gas industry. The industry-exclusive policy ensures maximum attendee relevance. Energy industry professionals can register for free admission on the event’s website. ...

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Hope springs from affordable housing shortage

UMH spa bath

Oil and gas prices ticked upward modestly in February. But months of cost-cutting measures among leading companies have led to waves of layoffs. And sadly, exorbitant rents and inflated home prices in oil-dependent communities have made it almost impossible for workers to wait out the next boom—leaving many scrambling to find more affordable housing. Yet the shortage in affordable housing ...

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Average gasoline price could break $2 threshold

Average gasoline price could break $2 threshold

The national average price for a gallon of gasoline may rise above $2 soon. A gallon of gas averaged $1.99 in the United States late Monday afternoon, according to GasBuddy.com. The average price has risen 5 cents in the past week. The average price for a gallon of gas in Houston was $1.84 on Monday afternoon, up 6 cents from ...

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Oil, gas not responsible for methane emission spike

Oil, gas not responsible for methane emission spike

A new study finds that oil and natural gas producers are not responsible for a global increase in methane emissions. According to the report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, increased emissions come primarily from wetlands and agriculture, not oil and natural gas producers. The NOAA report comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it will regulate methane ...

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Diversity in energy industry workforce leads to higher productivity, profit

Diversity in the workplace

Pink Petro held its Global HerWorld Energy Forum on Tuesday, March 1, with the theme “The New Energy Reality: Innovation, Diversity, & the NextGen.” Pink Petro is a networking resource to develop women as leaders in a male-dominated industry. Keynote speaker Regina Mayor of KPMG gave the keynote address titled “The Inclusive Workforce.” Mayor’s address highlighted three key areas in ...

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Oil industry rallies in defense of Bakken crew camps

Target Logistics, Williston Lodge North, North Dakota. (Image courtesy of Target Logistics)

The oil industry and the city of Williston are still at odds over temporary worker housing, and it seems neither party is willing to back away from City Ordinance 1038. Last week the Williston City Commission voted against a compromise which would have allowed some temporary worker housing facilities to remain open. The proposed compromise would have reduced the number ...

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Eagle Ford, Bakken production continues to drop

Eagle Ford, Bakken production continues to drop

Two of the nation’s most-prolific shale plays continue to see production numbers drop slightly. The Eagle Ford Shale and Bakken formation produced less oil in January than in December, according to analytics and consulting group Platts Bentek. In fact, oil production from both Eagle Ford and Bakken formations reached their lowest levels since Platts Bentek started tracking them in October ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week – March 4 – 11

north dakota oil, bakken pumpjacks, oil production

As Spring creeps in from the south, the plains are humming to life again. Although activity in the Bakken pays no mind to old man winter, some weeks are more exciting than others. This week’s recap offers a healthy mix of maintenance, photojournalism and an embezzlement scandal, as well as a look back in history. Enjoy! 5. BNSF: $100M in maintenance work ...

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