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Chevron to invest in training future workforce

Chevron Corp. is planning to invest $20 million in the tri-state region for workforce development and science, technology and math education, reports the Pittsburgh Business Times. The project, named the Appalachia Partnership Institute, is a collaboration between Chevron, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and the Rand Corp. The project will involve 27 counties across Ohio, ...

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Rex Energy production grows in third-quarter

Pennsylvania-based Rex Energy Corp. has reported a substantial increase in production for its third quarter, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times. Production levels are 72 percent higher than the same time period last year. A preliminary production report released by the company on Monday reported a rate of 169.7 million equivalent cubic feet per day. This exceeds the upper end ...

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Bilingual safety courses equip oil field workers from south of the border


A language barrier doesn’t exist at a Dickinson workforce training school.  Safety classes at Northern Industrial Training (NIT) include a growing number of students who speak English as a second language. Their primary language could be Spanish or other national languages from Latin America or South America.  That’s why Diego Sanchez is a key to preparing the students for work ...

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Mile-High Milestone

There is a new quarterback atop the NFL’s all-time passing touchdown plateau. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning became the NFL’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns last night with 510, passing former NFL great Brett Favre. Manning finished the game going 22-of-26 passing for 318 yards and four touchdowns before being replaced in the fourth quarter by back-up quarterback Brock Osweiler. ...

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Tesoro buys QEP pipeline assets


Bloomberg reported today that Tesoro Logistics LP has acquired a natural-gas pipeline and processing business from QEP Resources Inc. The $2.5 billion dollar deal will expand Tesoro’s presence in the Bakken area significantly. Tesoro stated Sunday that this deal adds over 2,000 miles of pipeline capable of moving 2.9 billion cubic feet of gas per day or 54,000 barrels of ...

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Does ND have too much wind power?


In the headlines right now the State of North Dakota (along with a few others) has become synonymous with lower energy prices. Thanks to skyrocketing domestic oil production, oil and gasoline prices are falling. Perhaps too much, as while lower energy prices are good for the rest of the country, oil prices could fall too low to make drilling in ...

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This seemingly normal generator could revolutionize the oil and gas industry


LPP Combustion, LLC, a Maryland-based technology company, could be offering a win-win solution to oil and gas companies struggling to reduce flaring in the form of a seemingly normal generator. Flaring in regions such as the Bakken in North Dakota and Eagle Ford in south Texas has come under fire in recent months. Disapproving parties decry that it’s a waste ...

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Goehring wants to help landowners with pipeline woes


Doug Goehring, North Dakota’s Agricultural Commissioner, stated on Thursday that he is going to try to get funding for two pipeline inspectors for the state. Forum News Service reported that Goehring hopes to help landowners who are unhappy with their property that was supposed to have been restored following a pipeline installation.  The commissioner claims that he receives a handful of ...

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