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One Ohio manufacturing company associated with the oil and gas industry will be cutting jobs due to the downturn that has impacted the industry for several months. Vallourec Star LP has announced that due to the weak demand for its products, high inventory and sales being extremely low when compared to last year, it has no other option but to ...

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Bernhard Capital Partners purchase to create jobs

Two companies under Bernhard Capital Partners ownership will combine to form a company that will enlist 6,000 employees throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, The Advocate reports. Wink Engineering firm and KBR Inc., an industrial services group from Houston, will now form Brown & Root Industrial Services in Baton Rouge. The company will welcome 25 executive employees to its Baton ...

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OSHA investigating Kansas oil field death

GREAT BEND, Kan. — A federal agency is investigating the death of a 30-year-old oil field worker in central Kansas. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a release late Thursday the agency’s Wichita office will investigate the June 30 death of the worker, whose name was not released. OSHA says the worker was an ...

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Halliburton is closing its doors in Indiana County

After 40 years in Indiana County, Halliburton has decided it is time to close down its service there. Halliburton decided to close the Indiana County yard primarily so that they could be in closer proximity to the bulk of its customers.  Halliburton’s spokesperson Susie McMichaels made the following statement regarding the company’s shift: Halliburton is moving operations to Zanesville because ...

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150,000 oil and gas jobs lost worldwide

Since oil prices began their dramatic decline last summer, over 150,000 jobs in the oil and gas industry have been cut across the globe, according to a recent report from oil and gas job services company Swift Worldwide Resources. As reported by Rigzone, the Swift report states that the United States witnessed the “fastest and steepest decline” of oil and ...

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Bront Bird leaves NFL for oil

Bront Bird quit the NFL after the playoffs two seasons ago, despite starting more games in 2013 than any season since he went pro. Bird was an inside linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, playing mostly on special teams until the team lost in the second round of the playoffs in January 2014. He wasn’t one of the big contract ...

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Some Central Minnesotans make western North Dakota home

St. Cloud Apollo graduate Dan Thomsen and his family still live in Mandan, North Dakota, albeit in a bigger and better house. Technical High School graduate Kate Chopp continues to chase adventure in Williston, where she still works for Champ’s Place — although now in more of a managerial role. She books music acts and handles advertising and marketing for ...

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Exxon Beaumont, Texas refinery workers approve six-year labor pact

HOUSTON, June 26 (Reuters) – Unionized workers at Exxon Mobil Corp’s Beaumont, Texas, refinery agreed to an unusually long six-year contract on Thursday night, which sources say the company pushed to assure no work stoppages during a contemplated multibillion-dollar expansion. Members of United Steelworkers union (USW) Local 13-243 voted by secret ballot on the contract offer, which is two years ...

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