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Energy News Roundup: Pennsylvania natural gas opportunities, US EV update and crude oil trends lower

Jared Anderson | Breaking Energy The American Petroleum Institute organized a tour of natural gas drilling operations and newly-created educational opportunities in southeastern Pennsylvania Monday. Prolific Marcellus shale development is driving a need for skilled workers in a region struggling with high unemployment rates. “About 6.8 percent of Philadelphians are unemployed, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics ...

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Oil and gas spills average two a day in Colorado

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media In Colorado there are on average two oil and gas spills occurring each day according to a recent report by The Denver Post. Current regulations require companies to report spills to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), land owners, local governments and state health officials. However, these reports are generally not passed ...

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New industry standards create open relationship between operators and impacted communities

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The American Petroleum Institute (API) has issued new and specific standards that will engage unconventional oil and gas operators with the U.S. communities being affected by development. Oil and Gas Journal reports that the new community engagement guidelines are similar to what already exists for railways and pipelines. In a statement to reporters on ...

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Oil and gas industry combats cyber attacks with new organization


Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media As the world becomes more electronically connected, the threat of industrial espionage has shifted forms, prompting the oil and gas industry to strengthen the infrastructure protecting it from cyber attacks. The American Petroleum Institute (API) has reported on a new and independent organization that plans to provide timely security guidance to U.S. energy companies. ...

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Fracking raises workers’ salaries, cuts costs for states

The Washington Examiner via the Colorado Springs Gazette With little and at times fabricated evidence, Big Green activists and their supporters in government have worked hard to undermine the energy revolution underway in the U.S. Exploiting fear and ignorance, they seek to convince Americans that the current natural gas boom propping up the country’s sagging economy is despoiling the earth, ...

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