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11.12.13

Chesapeake Energy focusing on hiring military veterans

Chesapeake has hired more than 600 veterans this year as the company formalized its commitment to adding more people with military experience to its work force. The company has more than 1,200 veterans and active-duty military personnel on its payroll.

 

11.11.13

There Would Be No Iranian Nuclear Talks If Not for Fracking

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Geneva on Friday to begin negotiations with Iran over its nuclear weapons program.

 

11.11.13

Titusville prospects for business from Utica Shale

The birthplace of the oil and gas industry is preparing for a new incarnation as a hub of the modern oil boom.

 

11.08.13

Johnson College starts program to meet demand for CNG vehicle repair

Ed Pompey, a 24-year-old Johnson College student, grew up in the heart of the Marcellus Shale boom in Susquehanna County. Mr. Pompey is studying at Johnson College in Scranton to be a diesel mechanic. He thinks compressed natural gas, or CNG, will be the transportation fuel of the future.

 

11.08.13

Procter & Gamble, General Mills And Frito-Lay Transition To Natural Gas Fleets

Nancy Getter, the Associate Director of Global Logistics at Procter & Gamble (P&G); Doug Watne, Director of North American Transportation at General Mills, Erik Neandross, a clean energy consultant for Frito-Lay, and Dave Warren, the President of Dart Transit Company, all spoke on a panel at CSCMP a few weeks ago about using natural gas trucks for a larger portion of their shipments.

 

11.07.13

China cuts gas supply to industry as shortages hit

Sinopec and PetroChina unable to meet demand as cities switch to natural gas to cut coal use and tackle air pollution

 

11.06.13

Public comment sought on proposal that would allow shale gas waste on barges

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public comments on a proposal that would allow barges to transport shale gas wastewater, a drilling byproduct that can include chemicals, radioactive material and heavy metals.

 

11.05.13

Pa. oil and gas industry to do radiation study

Two oil and natural gas industry groups in Pennsylvania plan to study radioactive material in drilling-related activities.

 

11.04.13

ShaleNET Partnership Receives National Honor

The National Council for Workforce Education recently honored a ShaleNET job-training program in which Pennsylvania College of Technology played a key role along with grant recipient Westmoreland County Community College and additional partners.

 

11.04.13

Gas impact fees fueling local projects

With $8.4 million in gas drilling impact fee money flowing into Lycoming County government's coffers in the past year, some of the most urgent core county government and community needs are being addressed, according to William Kelly, county planning department deputy director.