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Oil and gas workers know they work in one of the deadliest industries in the world. “The oil and gas field is risky. There’s a lot of hazards associated with that industry. You’ve got moving equipment, you’ve got gases, you’ve got different chemicals,” says Randon Williamson, the Environmental Health Safety Director at Windcreek offers turnkey solutions for the energy, municipal ...

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Rice University lab wins contract to develop downhole microchip

Rice University lab wins contract to develop downhole microchip

HOUSTON – (Jan. 27, 2016) – A Rice University laboratory, Integrated Systems and Circuits (RISC), today announced it has developed a new generation of microchips, approximately the size of a grain of sand, that travel downhole through fracturing fluids to plot the cracks and pores through which oil and gas move to the surface. Activated by electromagnetic signals sent from an above-ground ...

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Exxon says oil and gas will still dominate energy in 2040

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DALLAS — The way oil giant Exxon Mobil sees it, the global energy landscape won’t be radically different in 2040 than it is today. Oil and gas will remain king, accounting for an even slightly larger share of the energy supply. Coal will fall behind natural gas to become the third-largest source of energy. Exxon forecasts that emerging renewables such ...

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NY comptroller seeks ExxonMobil analysis of Paris climate accord

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s comptroller and other investors have asked ExxonMobil to advise them about the resilience of the oil company’s business model following the recent Paris climate agreement by nearly 200 countries to slow global warming. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, trustee of New York’s $184.5 billion pension fund for public workers, is joining with the Church of England’s investment ...

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Southwestern Energy to shed 1,100 jobs

Southwestern Energy to shed 1,100 jobs

Southwestern Energy Co. announced layoffs Thursday as drilling activity stalls. The Houston-based company will reduce its workforce by more than 40 percent, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The oil and natural gas driller expects to shed 1,100 jobs as it copes with falling natural gas prices. About 300 of those laid off are part of Southwestern’s ...

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Attacks on oil installations is costing Nigeria $2.4M a day

LAGOS, Nigeria — Multiple attacks on strategic oil and gas installations is costing Nigeria $2.4 million daily, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday as the military launched a manhunt for a militant and warned it will hold community leaders responsible for the “economic sabotage.” The attacks began Friday in the southern Niger Delta after a court issued an arrest warrant for ...

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Private-sector hiring accelerated in December to 257,000, ADP says

Private-sector hiring accelerated in December to 257,000, ADP says

Companies accelerated their hiring in December, adding a robust 257,000 net new jobs in a sign that the labor market finished last year strong, according to a report Wednesday from payroll firm Automatic Data Processing. The job growth figure exceeded analyst expectations. It was the most net new private-sector jobs since December 2014 and a big jump from a downwardly ...

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Cruz wants to take on EPA, terrorists

Cruz wants to protect Americans from regulators, terrorists

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said last week if he is elected president that he will take on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “The alphabet soup of federal agencies have descended like locusts on small businesses, killing jobs all across this country,” said Cruz, R-Texas. Cruz must first win the Republican nomination and faces an upward battle to displace presidential candidate ...

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