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Number of women in the ND oil industry increasing

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ According to the Job Service of North Dakota downtown Williston office, more and more women are applying for oil and gas industry positions. This is largely because the labor market in North Dakota is shifting from looking for anyone at all to looking for more technical positions. Cindy Sanford stated that the percentage of ...

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GE 2Q profit jumps 13 pct on aviation, oil and gas

Jonathan Fahey | The Associated Press NEW YORK — General Electric’s net income rose 13 percent in the second quarter on strong performance from its aviation and oil and gas divisions. The company said orders, especially those in developing countries, were strong and that the global economic environment continues to be positive. GE also said that its previously announced plan ...

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Wyoming unveils website dedicated to energy

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has recently unveiled the state’s new website, energy.wyo.gov, which highlights the state’s developing energy strategies. The website went live last Friday and was announced to the public on Monday. The site features an overview of Wyoming’s energy strategies and provides information and updates regarding various state energy initiatives. In a ...

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North Dakota legacy fund receives record deposit

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The oil and gas industry has caused North Dakota’s economy to flourish. The state’s unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the country. Instead of immediately putting all of the revenue that the oil and gas industry has generated for the state into infrastructure or other projects that produce immediate results, North Dakota ...

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Hickenlooper: No special session on fracking

Ivan Moreno | The Associated Press DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper sent out a statement Wednesday morning conceding talks of a legislative compromise to the oil and gas local control debate have failed. “Over the past several months, we have worked with a bipartisan coalition to explore a legislative compromise that would avoid a series of expensive and divisive ballot ...

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Erie Planning Commission approves 13 new fracking wells

Alex Burness | The Boulder Daily Camera Oil and gas company Encana has taken another step toward securing approval for 13 new hydraulic fracturing wells near a dense residential section of Erie, but affected residents and town officials pressed the company to communicate their plans more clearly going forward. Erie’s Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve Encana’s plan ...

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OSHA inspections increase after spike in fatalities

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is going to increase their presence in the North Dakota oil patch for the next month in a “safety blitz.” The organization has been present in the area since 2010. Workplace fatalities have been an ongoing issue in North Dakota, but not only in the oil industry. ...

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Colorado oil and gas initiatives collect more than 80,000 signatures

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The Denver Post reports that supporters of oil and gas ballot initiatives have collected more than 80,000 signatures. The campaign committee Coloradans for Safe and Clean Energy has been busy collecting the necessary signatures to move initiatives 88 and 89 onto the November voting ballot. Initiative 88 proposes requiring a mandatory distance of 2,000 ...

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Niobrara production decline curves by company

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Production rates of oil and gas wells decline dramatically shortly after the initial extraction phase and continue to subside at varying rates as production continues. Niobraranews.net has recently compiled a collection of graphs, sourced from the major operators in the Niobrara shale play, mapping these rates of production decline. In order to determine a ...

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Texas posts third year of manufacturing gains bolstered by drilling activity

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ The Lone Star State added 31,198 industrial jobs to its ranks from May 2013 to May 2014, according to a manufacturers database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. The increase added up to a 2.5 percent increase statewide. There are now  22,567 manufacturers in Texas employing 1,236,617 people. “Manufacturing is booming in Texas, particularly in oil ...

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