February 2013 Blog Posts (44)

Electrical Workers See No Shortage in Work Thanks to Shale Development

Communities and companies around the Mahoning Valley are seeing an upswing in electrical work as a result of shale development.  The two locals, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and VEC Inc., are taking advantage of the new infrastructure construction projects for oil and gas development.

Projects like…

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Added by Anne Carto on February 28, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments

Oildex, Transzap Expand Executive Team, Appoint New Leadership for Marketing Organization

SaaS Industry Veteran Michael Corbett Joins Transzap’s Executive Management Team

Denver, CO and Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 -  Transzap, Inc., the parent company of Oildex, the pioneer developer of…

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Added by Oildex on February 28, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments

Out of State Activists Disrupt Business

A group of environmental extremists stormed the New Matamoras UIC storage site for GreenHunter Water, disrupting business and terrorizing the staff while a fellow activist erected a pole, anchored by a brine truck and a fence, climbed to the top and refused to come down.

If this scenario sounds familiar, it is because Energy In Depth covered their initial training previously in…

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Added by Anne Carto on February 27, 2013 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Allegheny Airport Benefits from Natural Gas

Allegheny County is poised for growth after the County’s decision to allow oil and gas development at the Pittsburgh International Airport. The move brings with it incredible investment and future opportunity for the county and its economic growth.

Last week, the Allegheny County Council approved an ordinance authorizing the lease of 9,263 acres surrounding the Pittsburgh International Airport to CONSOL Energy for oil and natural gas development.

The vote, which passed 9-4,…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 26, 2013 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Job Training Opportunities Abound with Natural Gas

Vocational schools across the state are offering natural gas job training programs, as Don Roessler explains. He highlights the Western Area Career & Technology Center in Washington County.

As we know, with natural gas development, comes jobs. Most only think about the drill rig roughnecks when they think about these jobs, but it goes much deeper than that, as there are many support industries that service the natural gas industry and infrastructure fields.

From…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 26, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Shale Development Bringing Investment Across Ohio River Valley

Communities across Appalachia are seeing new jobs and incredible investment stemming from a new influx of oil and natural gas related operations. As  the development of the Marcellus and Utica/Point Pleasant Shale formations continues to expand,  new projects –  like the recently announced processing and polyethylene manufacturing plants – are coming online to create marketable products from the incredible amount of natural gas being produced in the region.

In Ohio, the construction…

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Added by Anne Carto on February 26, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments

The State of the State is Strong Thanks to the Utica Shale

"While Governor Kasich is set to give his 2012 State of the State address in Lima, Ohio, which is coincidentally home to a large refinery that could benefit from increased Utica Shale/Point Pleasant production, the Columbus Dispatch wrote an…

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Added by Anne Carto on February 25, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments

If Trees Could Talk

The Delaware Riverkeeper and friends have gone hyperbolic over the Tennessee Gas Pipeline upgrade of its natural gas pipeline through Pike County, claiming all sorts of forest disasters from this project intended to deliver more inexpensive energy to New Jersey but their real goal isn’t to protect trees or rivers, but to stop natural gas development anywhere and they’re paid to do it.



“Serial protestor” Alex Lotorto and the Delaware Riverkeeper, the arch-typical…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 25, 2013 at 6:20am — No Comments

Downstater New Yorkers Biting the Hand That Heats?

A petition circulating in Rockland County, New York shows downstate New Yorkers lack an understanding of where their heat comes from and appear to just be biting at the hand that heats. A majority of Rockland County is heated by natural gas. Why would an area that uses natural gas so much want to continue to delay natural gas development from coming into New York’s Southern tier.

I recently heard from a friend who lives in West Nyack, New York that someone was going door-to-door…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 24, 2013 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Vestal Gas Coalition Getting It Done

This past week was very busy for the VestalGas Coalition as the organization brought in a great group of speakers to discuss natural gas development and take definitive action to move it forward in New York State, hoping to motivate an indecisive Governor Cuomo.

The Vestal Gas Coalition heard presentations this past week from several industry leaders and professionals, all intent in persisting in bringing pressure on Governor Cuomo to finally move natural gas development forward in…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 24, 2013 at 5:28pm — No Comments

As Ohio Takes Flight Brunswick’s Future Becomes Cloudy

Sometimes, consequences become very clear.  Nowhere is that more evident than in Brunswick, Ohio.  Just days after Governor Kasich declared “jobs are our greatest moral purpose” and noted that Ohio is leading the Midwest in job creation thanks, in large, part to  the continued development of the Utica Shale, it appears this newfound prosperity could be limited in Brunswick due to a…

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Added by Anne Carto on February 22, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments

Daily Jeffersonian OpEd: What is really going on in Ohio?

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program Executive Director and EID partner Rhonda Reda writes for the Daily Jeffersonian:

"In late 2011, the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) released the Ohio Oil and Gas Industry Economic Impact Study. The Study, conducted by Kleinhenz & Associates, recognized the significant impact of both the current oil and gas industry, as well as the economic and job potential of the Utica-Point Pleasant Shale formation. The report was…

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Added by Anne Carto on February 21, 2013 at 10:11am — No Comments

2013 GREAT LAKES TRUCK EXPO RUMBLES INTO CLEVELAND CONVENTION CENTER

More than 3,000 attendees expected September 18-19, 2013 in Exhibit Hall area

 

CLEVELAND (February 13, 2013) – Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center (CMMCC) and Positively Cleveland have announced that the 2013 Great Lakes Truck Expo (GLTE) will be held at Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center (CMMCC) in downtown Cleveland September 18-19, 2013. The exhibits will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday,…

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Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on February 20, 2013 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Banks Bullish On Utica

EID's Shawn:

"Banks are becoming the newest industry forecasting the significant, positive impact that Utica Shale/Point Pleasant development has had – and will continue to have- in Ohio.

These impacts range from growing Ohio’s Gross Domestic Product over $100 billion in two years, to being responsible for dropping Ohio’s unemployment rate at a faster pace than the national average.  Any way you look at it, oil and gas development is on pace to revitalize Ohio’s…

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Added by Anne Carto on February 20, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments

Shale Delivers for Middle (and Middle-Class) America

http://eidmarcellus.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/johnkrohn1-e1337130775411.jpg John Krohn, Energy In Depth

A review of economic data in areas experiencing shale development shows increased oil and natural gas development is helping Middle Class Americans prosper.

In the ongoing conversation over America’s abundance of natural gas, one thing is becoming very clear: The continued development of our nation’s oil and natural gas resources is helping advance our economy where it matters…

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Added by Nicole Jacobs on February 20, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments

Natural Gas Efficiency Potential

Natural gas efficiency is a win for both consumers and the environment. Waste heat exhaust can be used productively with flue recovery systems that capture heat and water for reuse in productive and profitable ways that also reduce CO2.

According to the World Energy Conference last year, natural gas is going to be the world’s most important energy source from now until 2050. This has all been brought about by the new technology developed here in America; horizontal drilling and…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 19, 2013 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Ohio State Student Sees Future in Shale

OSU Senior Pat Moore guest blogs for EID on the incredible opportunities being afforded to college graduates thanks to shale development:

"My name is Pat Moore and I am a senior civil engineering student and co-founding Vice President of the Buckeye Shale Energy Organization (BSEO) at The Ohio State University. I am from the Cleveland suburb of Chagrin Falls, but…

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Added by Anne Carto on February 19, 2013 at 11:09am — No Comments

The Foundry: Get the Federal Government Out of the Natural Gas Business

Amy Payne, Assistant Director of Strategic Communications, The Heritage Foundation:

"In North Dakota, people have jobs. That state led the nation in job creation last year, and its unemployment rate is only 3.2 percent (compared to the national rate of 7.9 percent). Why?

One word:…

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Added by Anne Carto on February 18, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments

Leatherstocking Tales

Mike Petro is a graduate of Vestal Senior High School and currently a student at Broome Community College (BCC) working towards an AS in Environmental Science. He has been accepted at Binghamton University for the Fall 2013 semester, where he looks to obtain a bachelors degree in Environmental Studies: Policy and Law. He is currently enrolled in BCC’s Community Internship course and is interning with the Vestal Gas Coalition. He will be submitting a series of posts on the natural gas…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 17, 2013 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Message to Gas Opponents: Stop Exploiting Children

Betty Sutliff, Wayne County Landowner, member of Northern Wayne Property Owners Alliance, retired schoolteacher and mother comments on the increasing tendency of the natural gas opposition to exploit children in their campaigns, while also pursuing the indoctrination of these young minds.

Children: Everyone recognizes the weight given to the indoctrination of them when they are young and impressionable, but the type of indoctrination and the relationship to the children of those…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on February 17, 2013 at 5:26pm — 2 Comments

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