Lower Oil prices

Pumping gasoline into your car doesn’t cost a fortune anymore. Have you noticed how your bill has been cut in half? You can thank the Oil and Gas industry. Oil per barrel used to cost somewhere around $116 and now its dropped to about $60 per barrel. Although the general public may not be paying out of pocket for gasoline, the bad news is that more and more people are loosing their jobs because of the lower prices. Not only are people loosing their jobs…

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Methane problems in our industry?

Methane problems in our industry?   This month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will decide on new rules aimed at the oil and gas industry’s emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that often comes from leaky or inefficient equipment. But as the industry awaits possible rules, it is also taking some steps of its own to reduce emissions. The president  seeks to reduce all greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and hydro fluorocarbons, by 17 %. Natural gas is being marketed to people as a…

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Women are the new targets in the Energy Industry

“Fracking and horizontal drilling have unleashed an energy extravaganza in the Midwest and mid-Atlantic. American and international energy companies are churning out billions of barrels of oil and gas and attracting thousands of workers eager for entry-level paychecks of $50,000 to $60,000. In fact, in boom states like North Dakota, demand for workers is outstripping supply, as jobs remain unfilled.” Women are now stepping into these positions more than ever now. Men are not the only targets that the Oil and Gas companies are looking…

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