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Colleges in Western Pa. to emphasize curricula for energy, industrial fields


Aaron Auperlee | Tribune-Review Colleges in Western Pennsylvania are gearing up to emphasize curricula that prepares students to jobs in energy and industrial fields. Rosedale Technical Institute in Kennedy, which on Wednesday will change its name to Rosedale Technical College, is among schools aiming to help students find work in many fields, especially natural gas drilling in deep shale. “Industrial ...

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The world saves $5 billion a day from U.S. shale


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media World oil prices would be hovering around $150 a barrel right now if it weren’t for the U.S. shale boom, Quartz reports. Despite ongoing tensions in oil-producing countries like Russia, Iraq and Libya, the price of a barrel of oil was about $96 this morning. That’s about $50 less than the world would’ve been forced ...

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Shale energy is reviving US manufacturing


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media An article in today’s New York Times examines the breath of fresh air the shale energy revolution has brought to America’s flagging manufacturing industry. Despite a nationwide downturn in the industry over the past several years, manufacturers in or near shale drilling states are actually experiencing growth thanks to the increasing demands of oil ...

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Dominion, Duke propose $5B natural gas pipeline

Jonathan Fahey | Associated Press NEW YORK — Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Gas is being relied upon to generate more of the nation’s electricity in recent years because enormous new ...

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Penn State Extension Shale Webinar Series: Natural Gas Processing and Effects on Royalty Income Streams


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Penn State Extension’s shale webinar series continues this week with a session entitled “Natural Gas Processing and Effects on Royalty Income Streams.” The webinar will feature Steven Karabin, PNGE, RL, President and Chief Officer of the Rhino Advisory Group, LLC. Karabin will describe the differences between processing dry gas, which is mostly comprised of ...

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Shale worker’s house bombed in Northern Ireland


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media The home of a shale gas worker in Northern Ireland has been attacked by anti-fracking activists, the Washington Times reports. In what police call the first industry-related “terrorist-type” attack, activists threw two homemade bombs at a house belonging to a security guard at the Belcoo shale site in County Fermanagh. The site has received numerous ...

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PDC Energy shifts shale focus in $250 million deal


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media PDC Energy Inc. of Denver announced today it is selling its stake in a Marcellus shale play energy venture. As reported by the Denver Business Journal, PDC will sell its 50 percent interest in PDC Mountaineer LLC, which operates in West Virginia, to Mountaineer Keystone Energy LLC of Delaware. PDC reported it will receive an ...

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Hiring in shale industry shifts to engineering, construction workers


David Conti | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Gas companies operating in and around the Marcellus shale say they are increasingly hiring skilled workers for engineering and construction jobs as the industry matures beyond the rush to drill wells. The high-paying jobs accounted for 26.5 percent of new hires last year, according to a survey of member companies that the Marcellus Shale Coalition ...

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