Slow Season for Sales?

The holidays are upon us here at GVC and we are still striving to meet our goals to help you, the customer, meet yours.  We are not running around the office with our heads cut off, (at-least not at the moment that is) The holidays are a slow time for us at  Global Valve and Controls, but we look forward to kicking off 2012 and getting back to business as usual! (One of our employees working diligently on research for  the upcoming year!)  

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Women in the Oil and Gas Industry

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, “Table 18: Employed Persons by Detailed Industry, Sex, Race, and Hispanic or Latino Ethnicity,” women make up just 18% of the workforce in the oil and gas industry.  Because this is a historically male dominated field which, for some, conjures up images of dirty, rig workers which means oil and gas is not always an appealing field for women. The old boys mentality that is so ingrained in the field is a deterrent and tends…

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ExxonMobil presents Energy Outlook 2012

Where are we in the Market today? Regarding our business whether it is Oil and Gas, Energy and Power, Pharmaceutical, Agriculture and Food, Petrochemical, Pulp and Paper.  Exxon Mobil writes their input in how they see the demand curve rise and fall for the New Year to come.   “Demand for energy will rise through 2040 as global economic output doubles and prosperity expands across a world where population will grow to nearly 9 billion people, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) states in its The Outlook…

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OOPS! WRONG PIPELINE BILL PASSED

As the title speaks for the article, the government sure does know how to mess things up when it comes to bills being passed! They say “The House by unanimous consent late Wednesday agreed to the version they meant to approve Monday; the Senate is expected to quickly follow suit.”     (In the article http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/70466.html) Apparently the government seems to not understand the major impact that measure moved swiftly following multiple high-profile accidents. Last year a deadly explosion in San Bruno, California, killed eight…

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Barnett Shale Region of Texas

Orion Petroleum and Petrel Energy recently executed a binding transaction agreement to merge.  Petrel is a private upstream company.  Orion will acquire Petrel for 115.1 million shares going to the current stakeholders in Petrel. The groups first project will focus on the Barnett Shale region of Texas. The Barnett Shale is a geological formation located in the Bend Arch-Fort Worth Basin. It consists of sedimentary rocks in Texas. The formation underlies approximately 5,000 mi and at least 17 counties. Some experts have suggested the Barnett…

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Utica Shale

Utica Shale, a layer of rock below Marcellus Shale is quickly developing into a source of natural gas. Utica Shale is a rock unit located a few thousand feet below Marcellus. It has the potential to become an enormous natural gas resource. Utica Shale is thicker than Marcellus, is more geographically extensive and is proving its ability to support commercial production. Utica Shale has not been thoroughly examined however and it is unclear how it will respond to horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking. Source: http://geology.com/articles/utica-shale/…

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Keystone oil sands

On November 10, the Obama administration said it would delay a decision on the Keystone oil sands pipeline expansion until 2013. The pipeline has been opposed by environmental groups, citing risk of spills but also would also keep the United States into dependency on oil sands, a particularly dirty form of oil. Supporters believe however; that jobs created from the pipeline would help boost local economy and the US could use the 700k barrels per day the pipeline would generate. While Obama did not cancel…

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Rigs into Reefs?

I won’t go too much into this subject, as I can go on and on, and there are different views on this matter.  There are rigs all over the world’s oceans that are abandoned, or “decommissioned” and only until recently they are there to stay. In the past, once an oil rig becomes decommissioned, it would have to be removed, and natural habitat is to be restored. This process as you can imagine can be very expensive. Recently, scientists have found out that these “abandoned”…

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Scientists confirm Himalayan glacial melting

“Scientists says the effects of climate change in the Himalayas could be devastating, as the region provides food and energy for 1.3 billion people living in downstream river basins…They follow a discredited announcement by scientists in 2007 that the region’s glaciers would be gone by 2035.” The Himalaya region is beautiful and filled with culture. I can’t imagine their culture thriving with the glaciers melting if this is their source of Food and Energy- Especially for a population of 1.3 Billion! We need to take…

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The Transportation of Natural Gas

“The efficient and effective movement of natural gas from producing regions to consumption regions requires an extensive and elaborate transportation system.” The transportation system for the Natural Gas is not for an immediate transportation, it could be in a storage, since the gas consists of a complex network of pipeline which is designed to transport natural gas from it’s origin, to other areas. http://www.naturalgas.org/naturalgas/transport.asp

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