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Turzai: Thanks for the layoffs, Wolf

Tell us how you really feel about Wolf’s energy policies, Mike. In a strongly-worded commentary during Shale Insight, a natural gas convention in Philidelphia, State Representative Mike Turzai sourced the energy industry layoffs in part to Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed severance tax. According to a Pittsburgh Business Times report, Turzai said in a panel discussion that the mass shedding of ...

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Opinion: An oil fight unlike any other

In California, Chevron, Tesoro and other oil giants are acting as if the end is near. The grim reaper, as they see it, comes in the person of Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist, and his buddy, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León. The instrument of their demise is de León’s Senate Bill 350, which would require Californians to cut ...

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LOIS HENRY: We don’t need more misinformation about fracking

Sometimes the only appropriate response I can muster to the idiocy that goes on in Sacramento is “Oh, brother.” We are a family newspaper, after all. This time, it’s a bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D- Burbank, that would require all food irrigated with oilfield water to be labeled, “Grown using recycled or treated hydraulic fracturing oilfield wastewater.” In other ...

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Fab Lab: Where students get hands on with science

Carnegie Science Center has officially unveiled its latest edition, and it is something you won’t want to miss out on if you love science. On Tuesday the center announced the opening of its brand new Fab Lab.  The lab is a digital fabrication lab and a space that focuses around students being able to engage with science, technology, engineering and ...

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Chevron lays off 56 local employees

Chevron USA Inc. announced Wednesday that adverse market conditions have prompted it to lay off 56 workers in the San Joaquin Valley, or 3 percent of its Bakersfield-based business unit. The move adds to the 1,200 or more oil-related jobs lost in Kern County since late last year as oil prices have fallen to below $45 per barrel from more ...

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El Paso pays more for gas

For a town with several refineries like El Paso, it’s hard to imagine that gasoline would be especially spendy, but residents routinely pay significantly more at the pump. El Paso Inc. reports last week’s average price hovered around $2.66 per gallon—about 19 cents higher than the average price per gallon in Texas. The city’s average gas prices are lower than ...

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Tumbling oil prices slam profit at Exxon Mobil, Chevron

Weak oil prices <CLc1> shriveled quarterly profit at Exxon Mobil Corp <XOM.N> and Chevron Corp <CVX.N>, compelling both companies to rethink operations and plan for what many expect to be a sustained period of cheap crude. Earnings at Exxon and Chevron, two of the world’s largest oil producers, also missed analysts’ expectations, adding to concerns that perhaps executives had not ...

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Chevron pulls nearly 1,000 jobs in Houston

Chevron announced Tuesday that the company will lay off 1,500 oil and gas workers companywide, including over 900 positions in Houston. In a statement released to KPRC 2 News, Chevron said that due to cost reduction efforts approximately 950 positions will be reduced in Houston. Operations in San Ramon, California will experience a reduction of 500 jobs and internationally, 50 ...

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