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Truckers in Demand as Sand Mines Open in Permian Basin to Support Hydraulic Fracturing

November 2, 2017

Revolutions have taken place over the past decade that have opened up shale plays for the extraction of ever precious hydrocarbons. Horizontal wells are replacing vertical wells. Completions use slickwater hydraulic fracturing instead of gel fracs. Multiple wells are drilled

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Before Gas, Local Oil in Pennsylvania Was Common Place in Early 20th Century

October 31, 2017

An oil drilling rig once was parked outside the Sun-Gazette Publishing Co. along West Fourth Street in the early 20th century. It was owned by the J.F. Yarrison Oil Well Drillers Co., which traveled around Lycoming County drilling for black

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Do Local Hiring Trends Mean a Turning Point for Four Corners Oil and Gas Industry?

October 31, 2017

‘Now hiring’ signs are appearing in the Four Corners area, which is a shift after several setbacks in commodity pricing and market demand for the U.S. oil and gas industry in recent years. Anxiety about job loss is high in

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Fracking Jobs Prove Elusive for Coal Miners Looking to Switch

August 21, 2017

Robert Dennis has mined coal in West Virginia for 10 years but a recent evening found him in a classroom at his local community college. He came to learn about opportunities in fracking, a drilling technique used to produce natural

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South Africa’s Blyvoor Goes from One of the World’s Richest Gold Mines to Ghost Town

August 7, 2017

Thousands of unemployed miners in South Africa are calling on the Government to save their town. The Blyvoor gold mine, near Johannesburg, shut down in 2013 when it became unprofitable. Once one of the richest gold mines in the world,

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Robert W. Chase: Benefits Continuing from Shale Oil Boom

July 31, 2017

Why should U.S. consumers feel good about the shale revolution? The best reason is that U.S. gasoline prices, adjusted for inflation, are the cheapest they’ve been since 2000. The price drop shows that one of the great benefits from the

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Citizen Stakes in Alberta Oil and Gas Development May See Rebirth

June 8, 2017

Citizen stakes in oil and gas development may be reborn in Alberta Albertans had pride in owning the oilsands when production began 50 years ago. Watch for an effort to revive personal connections to resource wealth — and popular acceptance

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University of Calgary Researchers Develop Leakproof Pipeline Design

June 2, 2017

In a basement laboratory at the University of Calgary, a pair of researchers say they have a solution to one of the key problems facing the oil and gas pipeline industry — spills. The researchers say their system, which combines

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GE’s New Innovation Center in Virginia to Showcase Coal Efficiencies

May 31, 2017

No matter what the prospects for renewable energies might be, with more than 500 years of reserves in the U.S. alone, coal will be here to stay for a good long time. Coal plants currently generate more than 40 percent

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Demise of World’s Largest Gold Mine in 1922 Helped Build Juneau, Alaska

May 4, 2017

Today, the site of what was once the largest gold mine in the world looks merely like a small natural bay. Where hundreds of miners used to pull the valuable mineral up from depths that were unimaginable at the time,

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