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Recent incidents, industry growth spur need for additional firefighter training

By Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. Though oil well and tank battery fires aren’t the norm in the Weld County oil patch, they do happen. And as the industry grows in its presence here, those emergencies, as well as increased incidences of traffic accidents, and immediate-threat injuries are becoming more common. When they do, many local firefighting officials ...

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Local control compromise bill splits Colorado oil and gas industry

By Aldo Svaldi, Kurtis Lee, and Mark Jaffe | The Denver Post via the Broomfield Enterprise A compromise bill the Hickenlooper administration made public on Friday that would give local governments greater power to regulate oil and gas activity has exposed a fracture in the industry. Backers will shop the measure around this weekend to build the bi-partisan legislative support ...

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Blowing out birthday candles with dynamite (video)

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media While planet Earth spins a new web of weather patterns, persistent drought and water conservation have led some to look for alternative methods to fight wildfires. One Australian scientists is examining a convention used by the oil and gas industry for decades. Dr. Graham Doig, a scientist from the University of New South ...

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Energy industry backing GOP and they’re ready for a fight

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media Republicans have a good support system going into this year’s election season as energy companies are donating a majority of their contributions to the GOP. Electric utility political action committees (PACs) are on the political offense. According to data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics in Washington, cited in Bloomberg News, these PAC’s ...

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Oil and gas industry going green? (VIDEO)

equitable origin

By Lydia Gilbertson | Google+ In a recent interview with the environmentalist blog Grist David Portiz describes his plan not to dismantle the oil and gas industry with renewables, but to improve its carbon footprint and social impact. David Portiz is the founder of Equitable Origin which is the first eco-label system for the oil and gas sector. His goal ...

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EIA releases Crude Oil Production Forecast Report

EIA

By Lydia Gilbertson | Google+ The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a report on May 29, 2014 that presents an analysis of crude oil production focused around the types of crude oil produced, filtered by geographical area. Production growth during 2011-2013 has consisted of 96% sweet grade crude with an API gravity of 40 or above. The EIA forecasts that ...

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Roadwork season begins in western ND

construction

By Mike Hricik, The Dickinson Press mhricik@thedickinsonpress.com State officials say 2014 could be North Dakota’s biggest year for roadwork. This summer brings one of the state’s largest construction seasons in its history, spurred by a massive influx of oil and gas industrial traffic. Bypasses will be built to divert trucks around Oil Patch cities and existing roads will be changed ...

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Geologist: Oil and education linked: Tour gives higher ed a glimpse of careers

Geologists

By Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service TIOGA — North Dakota’s higher education leaders got a peek into the oil and gas industry Wednesday to better understand how to prepare workers. Oilfield geologist Kathy Neset of Tioga, who also serves on the state Board of Higher Education, invited board members, university system staff and campus presidents to tour several oilfield locations. Hess ...

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A bright future for the Permian Basin

By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media The Permian Basin’s tight oil plays are expected to lead the US in production according to new data and estimates. According to new statistics from Rystad Energy, an independent oil and gas consulting service and business intelligence data firm, the Permian Basin’s “tight” play is expected to pull ahead of all other U.S. tight ...

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INSIGHT-Better late than never, Germany joins new scramble for Africa

By Stephen Brown * Germany slow to invest in region outside S.Africa, Nigeria, Algeria * Now scrambling to catch up with China, France and other rivals * World’s 2nd-biggest exporter eyes growing African consumer markets * Africa hopes arrival of Germans will help develop local industry BERLIN, May 28 (Reuters) – German industry’s representative in Angola, Ricardo Gerigk, has a tough ...

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