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Marcellus and Utica Oil and Gas Jobs April 12

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The oil and natural gas industry is still alive and well in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. We’ve gathered a few of this week’s most recent job postings across the Marcellus and Utica. Whether you’re just considering a career in energy, or if you’re looking for a change, there are entry level jobs and jobs for experienced workers alike. Here ...

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Can Natural Gas Liquids save PA’s economy?

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The Mariner East II pipeline, a $2.5 billion underground pipeline that runs from Ohio to Pennsylvania for more than 300 miles, is well on its way to completion. A recent study conducted by IHS Markit discusses the impact of natural gas liquids (NGL) on the region. One of those impacts, of course, is infrastructure. The Study, titled Prospects to Enhance Pennsylvania’s ...

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Why the Marcellus and Utica are paying close attention to Norman Bay

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Norman C. Bay just resigned as chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), leaving a mess behind him. This is the entity that controls the power to approve contested electric transmission lines, natural gas pipelines and utility plans. He resigned after President Trump promoted Cheryl A. LeFleur to chair the commission. Now, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, FERC doesn’t have ...

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TransCanada receives approval for two Marcellus area pipelines

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The executive order that gave TransCanada the go ahead to pursue completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline stole the spotlight from two smaller, but still substantial pipeline projects received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). A TransCanada press release announced the approval for the construction of the Leach XPress and RayneXPress projects. Both will provide natural gas from the ...

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Permits are up in the Marcellus and Utica

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Across the oil-rich Utica and the natural gas fields of the Marcellus, a slight increase in drilling permits could indicate drillers see hope in further production and development in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Susan Crowell from Farm and Dairy notes that greatest number of permists were issued in Belmont County, Ohio and Washington County, Pennsylvania. Since the shale play was discovered, ...

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Kasich order creates hotline for oil and gas emergencies

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has ordered creation of a single-call notification system for oil-and-gas emergencies and authorized two state departments to start setting it up. An order Kasich signed Tuesday follows his veto last year of budget language he found inadequate that sought to streamline reporting of spills of oil, brine and other hazardous substances, ...

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Shell commits to western Pennsylvania ethane cracker plant

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MONACA, Pa. (AP) — Shell Chemical Appalachia says it is building a petrochemical plant in northwestern Pennsylvania that will create up to 6,000 construction jobs and 600 permanent jobs once it begins production early next decade. The company has been buying various rights and property, including a former zinc smelting site in Potter Township, Beaver County, where the plant will ...

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Feds seek public input on oil-and-gas leasing in Wayne National Forest

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A federal agency is seeking public comments on a draft environmental assessment of proposed oil and gas leasing in Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio. The Bureau of Land Management opened a comment period this week. Documents will be available for review until May 29. The environmental report analyzes impacts on about 40,000 acres underlying the ...

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NARO and ShaleCast announce alliance to educate shale owners

NARO and ShaleCast announce alliance to educate shale owners

April 20, 2016 (Chicago, Illinois) – The National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) and ShaleCast.com today announced an alliance to assist landowners participating in the shale revolution. “We believe this platform can be a game changer for the millions of royalty owners generated by the shale boom,” said Jerry Simmons, executive director of NARO.  Simmons added, “For nearly 40 years, NARO ...

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US rig count drops to 443 this week, Texas loses 7

US rig count drops to 443 this week, Texas loses 7

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by seven this week to 443, another all-time low amid depressed energy industry prices. A year ago, 988 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday 354 rigs sought oil and 89 explored for natural gas. Among major oil- ...

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