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State says Eagle Ford spill caught on camera

Jennifer Hiller | The San Antonio Express-News San Antonio — The mystery of a nine-mile truck spill that closed two Karnes County roads in March may have been solved — by a game camera. An oil-field truck lost its load along two roads in Karnes County in the early morning hours of March 10, closing much of FM 81 and ...

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Report: Oil and gas industry needs 7,500 trained workers

By Tim Bradner Alaska needs 7,500 trained, highly skilled oil and gas workers to meet industry demand by 2018, according to a new report produced by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Mega-projects like the Alaska LNG project are not included in those totals and will increase the demand. The pipeline and LNG project itself would not be in ...

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Oil boom pushing city growth

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti and Jesse J. Holland for The Associated Press HOUSTON – Oil equals boom – especially in population right now. And Texas, in the midst of a significant energy rush, is seeing its towns and cities burst at the seams. Three of the nation’s five fastest-growing cities – and seven of the top 15 – are in the ...

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NM oil patch fuels a population boom


By Barry Massey for The Associated Press SANTA FE (AP) – Carlsbad and other oil patch communities in southeastern New Mexico are the fastest growing in the state, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. According to the agency’s latest estimates, the population of Carlsbad increased about 3.4 percent, to 27,653 people, from mid-2012 to July 2013. Nearby Hobbs was close behind ...

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Shale panel promotes discussion of Valley’s future


By Kalea Hall, Youngstown Vindicator YOUNGSTOWN — The future of both the oil and gas industry and the Valley look bright. That’s what some Youngstown State University alumni, students, faculty and others concluded from a panel discussion on the economic opportunities in Ohio’s Utica and Marcellus Shale formation with guest speakers Sarah Boyarko, vice president of economic development for the ...

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Fracking boom is a struggle for Kentucky

BY SEAN COCKERHAM WASHINGTON -The fracking revolution is not being kind to Kentucky’s role as an American energy leader, helping to decimate coal while struggling to deliver a natural gas boom for the state on par with nearby peers. Kentucky’s natural gas production more than doubled from 2008 to 2009. But the growth largely stalled in recent years, and analysts ...

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ND oil refinery $50M over budget but still on track for December startup

By Mike Nowatzki, The Dickinson Press  Bismark- An oil refinery being built in western North Dakota is about $50 million over budget but remains on track to start refining crude in December, a project official said Tuesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference here. The Dakota Prairie Refining facility under construction four miles west of Dickinson will process 20,000 barrels ...

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Bakken takes center stage: Research to examine state’s new workforce

By Katherine Lymn, The Dickinson Press BISMARCK — Research funded by the North Dakota Industrial Commission will examine the state’s new workforce, with hopes of informing companies that need workers and communities that need to plan for them. The study was announced at a set of sessions at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference’s opening day that focused on how the ...

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McDermott chose Gulfport for its access


By Mary Perez for the Sun Herald GULFPORT — Chiquita is leaving Gulfport’s Port for New Orleans while McDermott Inc. is closing its fabrication unit at Morgan City, La., and moving to Mississippi. Restrictions at Morgan City kept the company from “attacking the market,” said Jackson Bullock, vice president of offshore resources. “Morgan City was a fantastic place for McDermott ...

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