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Marcel-Hiss shale: snake handlers needed

It have being a murderous rattlesnake!

Shane Thielges | Shale Plays It’s no secret the shale drilling revolution revitalized industries nationwide. Oil and gas company growth exploded, of course, but just as well known are the benefits to pipeline construction, manufacturers, railroads and safety equipment, to name a few. Considerably less-discussed: snake handlers. Columbus Business First reports that business opportunities in the Marcellus shale are booming ...

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EU proposes deal to ensure Ukraine gas supplies

Juergen Baetz | Associated Press BERLIN — A top European Union official proposed a deal Friday that would see Ukraine repay some of its gas debt to Russia in exchange for guaranteed gas deliveries over the harsh winter months. The plan outlined by EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger came after meetings with the Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers in Berlin. ...

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First-ever manufacturers expo scheduled next week in Colorado Springs

sparkin up that auto

Rich Laden | The Gazette A first-of-its-kind event designed to showcase the products and goods of local manufacturers — and provide a venue where manufacturers can network and tout careers available in their industry — will take place next week in Colorado Springs. MANUFACTURING EXPO SOCOM EXPO 2014, a two-day showcase of the Pikes Peak region’s manufacturing industry, will take ...

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Syria, Iraq oil controlled by Islamic State group

BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time since the Unites States and five Arab countries started bombing positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, oil installations under control of the militants were targeted overnight and early on Thursday. Here is a look at the oil in the hands if the Islamic State group, which has overrun several large oil ...

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$10 million in water protection grants offered by Duke Energy

fisheye lens river view adventure

Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Duke Energy has announced its creation of $10 million in grants to protect waterways in five Southern states. The grants are intended to improve water quality assurance, wildlife habitat protection and expanded public access to waterways in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia, The Charlotte Business Journal reports. They will be distributed ...

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2014 Shale Insight Conference kicks off

shale insight conference logo

Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Today marked the beginning of the 2014 Shale Insight Conference, an annual shale development forum hosted by the Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry advocacy group. The conference offers a venue for energy companies and related businesses to share information on the state of the shale gas industry as well as providing workshops, public affairs ...

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Consol Energy might be fined for spill from Marcellus shale well


Brian C. Rittmeyer | The Valley News-Dispatch Consol Energy may be fined for an accidental, small spill of flowback water from a Marcellus shale natural gas well in Washington Township in August, a spokesman with the state Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday. The spill happened on the evening of Aug. 10 when workers were draining a storage tank, spokesman ...

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EDITORIAL: Pipeline delay is not good for moving grain


Albert Lea Tribune editorial Oil is everywhere. It’s in our cars. It’s in all the plastics we use. Sometimes, it seems crazy that we are wasting this precious resource on making frivolous things like toys for children’s meals at fast-food restaurants. But there no denying that oil is needed — no matter how we feel about global warming, no matter ...

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