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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.

Sourcewater Founder Joshua Adler to Speak at Produced Water Society, Houston


Sourcewater, the water exchange for the energy ecosystem, announced that its founding chief executive Joshua Adler will be a featured speaker at the Produced Water Society Annual Seminar at the Omni Westside Hotel in Houston, Texas, January 26-28, 2016. This year’s meeting will focus on reducing the cost of oil and gas operations through best practices, new technology and strategic ...

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5 oilfield jobs still in demand in 2016


Extended periods of plummeting oil prices have had a noticeable effect on the oil industry, with many oil companies decommissioning multiple rigs during 2015. While the oil industry is no longer being referred to as “booming” by most media outlets, it is not going away completely, and many oilfield jobs are still in demand. As current workers retire and leave ...

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Natural Gas Prices Expected to Rise

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Natural gas prices are expected to rise in the coming months as a national supply glut is drawn down, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Although prices have been low during the first few months of this year’s winter, lower production volumes and cooler weather are anticipated to bring them up slightly in 2016. Record Production As of January ...

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Iran to boost oil output by 500,000 barrels

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran is aiming to increase its oil production by 500,000 barrels per day now that sanctions have been lifted under a landmark nuclear deal with world powers, a top official said. In comments posted on the Oil Ministry’s website Monday, Deputy Oil Minister Roknoddin Javadi said Iran is determined to retake its share of the oil market, ...

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Maine House debates LePage impeachment investigation

AUGUSTA, Maine — Critics of Gov. Paul LePage on Thursday took up a longshot bid to impeach him over allegations of abuse of power. A group of lawmakers led by Democratic Rep. Ben Chipman of Portland submitted the impeachment order, which came up for debate on the House floor. The proposal aims to punish the Republican governor for using influence ...

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US stocks rebound a day after plunge, led by energy sector

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U.S. stocks bounced back from an early slide Thursday, recouping some ground a day after their worst drop since September. Energy stocks led the rally as the price of crude oil climbed more than 2 percent. Exxon Mobil and Chevron jumped 4 percent, by far the largest gains in the Dow Jones industrial average. Investors also had their eye on ...

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CSX predicts challenging year for railroad in 2016

OMAHA, Neb. — CSX Corp. expects lower profits in 2016 as weak demand for coal and crude oil persists and the strong U.S. dollar continues to limit exports. The railroad discussed its outlook for lower freight volume and a difficult year on Wednesday — one day after releasing its fourth-quarter results. Chairman and CEO Michael Ward said the railroad will ...

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New York editorials–taxes, marijuana, and WSJ on Obama’s endorsement of a new pipeline

ALBANY, N.Y.  — Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: The Gloversville Leader-Herald on medical marijuana markets in New York state. Jan. 12 On Thursday, New York state’s much-anticipated medical marijuana market opened for the first time, allowing the legal sale of marijuana in medicine form, including capsules, vaporizers and liquids. So far, the market is ...

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