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Garden City tank manufacturing plant cuts 80 jobs

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GARDEN CITY, Kan. — A pressurized tank manufacturing company in Garden City is laying off 80 workers because of lower oil prices. The layoffs at Palmer Manufacturing and Tank, a subsidiary of Ohio-based Worthington Industries, are part of 245 jobs the company is eliminating in three states. The company also is closing a plant in Florence, South Carolina. Spokeswoman Cathy ...

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As natural gas pipes drop, budgets, jobs are scaled back

When “Dallas” was a top-rated television show back in the ’80s, oilmen were portrayed as wildcatters, the last of a breed of take-no-prisoners businessmen who took risk after risk. Wildcatters, even fictional ones like J.R. Ewing, and real ones like T. Boone Pickens, drilled where their gut told them. Sometimes they won, sometimes they didn’t. The wildcatters were true boom ...

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Low oil prices force 2 Oklahoma companies to cut jobs

SKIATOOK, Okla. — Two oil and gas companies are cutting jobs in Oklahoma due to a decline in oil and natural gas prices. According to reports, Ohio-based Worthington Industries cut 40 jobs at its Skiatook plant Tuesday, and Samson Resource Co. confirmed Thursday that it is laying off 196 employees from its Tulsa headquarters. The Skiatook plant, which manufactures horizontal ...

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North Dakota loses lowest jobless rate as oil prices slide

BISMARCK, N.D. — For the first time in more than six years, North Dakota doesn’t have the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, due in part to sliding oil drilling activity spurred by low crude prices. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday show North Dakota’s jobless rate in February was 2.9 percent, up from 2.8 percent in January. ...

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Baker Hughes moves out of Alice, 50 jobs cut

Bad news for Baker Hughes employees in Alice, Texas, where the company has closed its hydraulic fracturing facility. The shutdown that occurred Monday means 50 folks are out of work. However, Baker Hughes has claimed that some of those jobs are moving to San Antonio. South Texas television station KIII-TV reported that some employees were laid off Monday while others ...

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No closings in the future for Worthington, but job cuts are a must

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On Tuesday, Worthington Industries Inc. announced its plans to close its South Caroline plant, but says there will be no more facility closures in the future. With the closing of the company’s Florence engineered cabs facility, 310 employees will be losing their jobs.  In addition, 245 workers at the company’s oil and gas metal equipment unit will also be laid ...

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Say bye-bye to 200+ jobs in Ohio

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The Siemens Energy Inc. plant located in Mount Vernon is letting go of 240 jobs due to energy prices. Siemens AG, which purchased Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc as part of a $1.32 billion deal last year, produces lightweight natural gas turbines and compressor equipment that is powered by generators and used by oil and gas companies. The Mount Vernon plant has ...

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How social technology connects women in the energy industry

Katie Mehnert has a knack for culling opportunity from inopportune situations. Described as a “People Engineer” in health and safety, Mehnert’s repertoire includes companies such as BP and Shell. Eighteen years in the tempestuous energy industry equipped her with a reluctance to shirk away from catastrophes. “I always seem to be coming in when the sky is falling,” said Mehnert, ...

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Experts: New Mexico oil patch could lose 2,000 jobs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The downturn in the oil and gas industry could cost New Mexico around 2,000 jobs, according to estimates from officials with the state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. The number of drill rigs operating in the San Juan and Permian basins has dropped from 85 to 60 over the past year, and state energy Secretary David ...

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Many seeking a Master’s degree in the energy business

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Austin Frye found work as a landman straight of Texas A&M, graduating in 2007 with an agriculture degree but benefitting from internships in the industry. The oil boom that followed cemented him in the industry, and he landed back home in Midland working for the major Permian Basin player Concho Resources. That job remains secure now, he said, even during ...

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