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Mary Schimke is Managing Editor for Energy Media Group. Mary Schimke is Editor at Energy Media Group. She brings to the table 15 years of teaching, editing, and management experience. She graduated in 1999 from Minot State University with a BS in Education and a major in English. She has worked as a freelance editor for several independent clients in a variety of disciplines. Mary is currently a graduate student at Southern New Hampshire University studying literary theory, criticism, and writing.

10 Things to Know for Today–March 4

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT GOP DEBATE REVEALED ABOUT PARTY LOYALTY Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich all say they would support Donald Trump if he is the Republican nominee. He, too, said he would support whoever wins. 2. HOW BEN CARSON SPENT HIS MONEY ...

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Pioneering Oklahoma energy CEO dies in fiery car crash

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Energy tycoon Aubrey McClendon earned a reputation as a pioneer, backing new drilling technology, building Chesapeake Energy into one of the nation’s largest independent producers of natural gas and accumulating a fortune that helped him buy part of an NBA team. But McClendon also drew the scrutiny of federal investigators, who announced antitrust charges against him ...

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Keeping it clean: Using natural gas as a smart energy source

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When people imagine an environmentally-friendly future, they picture massive wind turbines spiraling peacefully in the wind, solar panels collecting near-endless sunshine, and dams wrangling the sheer power of the waterways. They don’t, however, imagine a natural gas processing plant or natural gas generators. If humanity is to ever realistically achieve a “green” future, they should. Natural gas production has increased in years ...

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Oil Boom Boys photos show industry brotherhood and community

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Oil Boom Boys is based on the documentation of young men working in the oil fields. Chris Rusanowsky, a freelance photojournalist and aspiring conflict correstpondent, moved to North Dakota to seek opportunity to further his career in journalism and to photograph the oil fields. “As I started working at a frac sand facility I started to talk to the young guys like ...

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Rex Energy announces $175 million joint exploration and development agreement

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., March 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rex Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:REXX) (“Rex Energy” or the “company”) announced a new $175 million joint exploration and development agreement in the Moraine East and Warrior North Operated Areas. Rex Energy has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Benefit Street Partners L.L.C. (“BSP”) to jointly develop 58 specifically designated wells ...

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Two Oil Industry Executives, Colin Goodall and Dr. David Bamford, Join OAG Analytics’ Big Data Efforts

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OAG Analytics, a software company bringing big data and advanced analytics to the upstream oil and gas business, has named two senior oil industry executives to key positions. Mr. Colin Goodall, former chief financial officer of BP Europe, has joined the OAG’s Board of Directors. Dr. David Bamford, former chief geophysicist and head of exploration for BP, will chair OAG’s Board ...

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Sourcewater CEO Josh Adler to speak at 6th Annual Low Cost Produced Water Management Marcellus and Utica Congress 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA

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Sourcewater, the online marketplace for water sourcing, recycling, transport and disposal, announced today that Josh Adler, founding CEO, will present “Making a Case for Water Sharing” at the 6th Annual Low Cost Produced Water Management: Marcellus and Utica Congress 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA. Adler will speak at 11 a.m. on March 30 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel.  The ...

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Some Colorado officials support rules on natural gas burning

Lawmakers of oil and gas producing states, as well as industry groups, have had mixed reactions to the proposed BLM flaring reduction rules. (Image: Tim Evanson via Flickr)

DENVER (AP) — More than two dozen elected officials from western Colorado cities and counties have endorsed a federal crackdown on oil companies that burn off natural gas on public land. They sent a letter to federal officials Monday saying the practice causes pollution and robs taxpayers of royalties they could have earned on the gas. The Obama administration proposed ...

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Regulators face deadline to OK $1B Duke Energy gas plant

An example of coal ash collected following cleanup of Duke Energy's coal ash waste. (Image: Waterkeeper Alliance Inc. via Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina electricity regulators face a deadline as they consider the pros and cons of allowing Duke Energy to replace an Asheville coal-burning power plant with units fueled by natural gas. The Monday deadline for the North Carolina Utilities Commission to decide whether to approve construction was set by state legislators last year. Duke Energy says ...

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Flood board appeals dismissal of suit against oil companies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A south Louisiana flood board’s lawyers head to a federal appeals court in hopes of reviving a lawsuit against dozens of oil and gas companies. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed the suit in 2013. It claims coastal oil and gas activity contributed to damage and loss of wetlands that form a hurricane buffer for ...

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