Global Valve and Controls
30Dec/140

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 but it is predicted that there will be more mergers and takeovers of the smaller companies.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-30623292

11Dec/140

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 cleaner, lower-carbon alternative to coal and oil.

Many of the fixes that could curb leaks from the oil and gas industry, which accounts for almost 30 percent of U.S. methane emissions, are simple and cost-effective, advocates say.

There are incentives out there so that natural gas is not wasted. Examples include; money.

Some methane pollution is blazingly visible. In North Dakota, where oil drillers lack the equipment and pipelines to capture the gas that accompanies extraction of crude, the practice of flaring off the methane lights up some areas over the Bakken shale like big cities at night.

By being firmer on the EPA rules, we can sure to be more greener and less wasteful.

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/12/141211-oil-gas-methane-leaks-epa-rules/

3Dec/140

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 for, they are looking for women too. Good, hard workers in general.  The energy companies want to hire them. Whether it's Chevron or BP or Conoco, they’re looking for them. They’re just looking for responsible, hardworking people.

Many companies are struggling because Pipeline projects are soaring and there are not enough works to help get them done. Thus, regional colleges in boom towns from Pennsylvania to New Mexico have launched one-year certificate and two-year associate programs to train workers , including men and women.

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http://www.usnews.com/news/special-reports/energy-of-tomorrow/articles/2014/12/01/oil-and-gas-industrys-latest-target-women