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Initiative aimed at wooing workers to western ND


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Job fairs are being held in 12 cities in the Dakotas to woo workers to construction jobs in the western North Dakota oil patch. The events are part of an initiative launched by Dakota Construction Careers. The coalition of six labor unions has launched a campaign to recruit both construction workers and people wanting to learn ...

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Seismic tests go lacking in fracking

earthquake damage

YOUNGSTOWN — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is studying seismic data from wells near last month’s Poland Township earthquakes, but no such review occurred prior to drilling. That’s because the agency responsible for regulating the state’s oil and gas industry does not require oil and gas companies to obtain or to submit seismic reflection data when applying for a ...

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City could face legal action from oil and gas over fracking ban

fracking operation

Though Broomfield has resolved several court cases related to its controversial Nov. 5 election, the city anticipates legal action from the oil and gas industry after a judge in February upheld a ban on fracking. Broomfield has faced four court cases since November, because of the way it conducted its election, in which a five-year ban on fracking passed by ...

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Texas Railroad Commission hires seismologist to study earthquakes


By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram The Texas Railroad Commission said Friday that it has hired its first staff seismologist, a position created in response to citizen concerns following a swarm of small earthquakes in the Azle area beginning last November. David Craig Pearson, a Ph.D. geophysicist whose professional experience includes a stint with Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1993 to ...

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Crude oil response measures move rapidly through Legislature

oil cars

Legislation to address the risks of crude oil flowing through Minnesota has passed key committees at the State Capitol, but stricter rules affecting pipelines were dropped from the Senate measure Friday, leaving the focus mostly on railroads and oil trains. In the face of opposition from the oil industry, legislators removed parts of the bill relating to emergency response to ...

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Energy gender gap narrows

engineering students

SAN ANTONIO — With a shortage of skilled professionals in the oil and gas industry looming, women are entering the field in unprecedented numbers, a change that could help ease the crunch. In the first quarter of 2013, more women than men entered the industry, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show. About 3,900 positions for professionals were added ...

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Jindal announces deal reached in ‘legacy lawsuits’

Gov. Jindal

BATON ROUGE, La. — The oil and gas industry and landowners said Thursday they have reached a compromise in long-running disputes over how to handle the clean-up of environmental damage done in drilling years ago. Gov. Bobby Jindal announced the legislative proposal, surrounded by industry leaders, lawmakers and representatives of some of the largest landowners involved in the lawsuits. The bill ...

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Canada oil patent suits stir fears of technology slowdown

oil field worker

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A subtle shift is under way in the Canadian oil industry, where collegial collaboration over vital new extraction technology is yielding to corporate protectionism in the race to profit from the world’s third-largest reserves. Canadian energy companies are filing four times more oil and gas technology patents than they did a decade ago and are increasingly ...

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Oil and gas industry job fair to be Thursday

job fair

NATCHEZ — Southwest Mississippi’s expanding oil and gas industry is hunting for employees. The first of many job fairs to satisfy that need takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Natchez Convention Center. Sponsored by Drill Mississippi, a partnership of Natchez Inc. and Visit Natchez, Thursday’s job fair will include at least six area industries looking ...

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Carlsbad may lease well to company that sells water for fracking

saving water

By Jonathan Smith, Carlsbad Current-Argus, NM CARLSBAD — The city of Carlsbad may lease a water tank to Gregory Rockhouse Ranch, a company that sells water to the oil and gas industry. The proposed lease agreement goes before the city council Tuesday. The 10,000 barrel water tank is old and in poor shape, according to city attorney Eileen Riordan. Gregory ...

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