Gas Prices Low, Layoffs High

Mark Green stated in his blog on February 6th, 2015, “The oil and natural gas industry expects to have 1.3 million jobs that will need to be filled through 2030. The product of baseline growth, pro-development policies, capital investments and the need to replace retiring workers. That means opportunity.” Because the oil prices have increasingly dropped, large corporations continue to lay off their employees in 2014 and 2015, the layoffs may increase throughout the year of 2015. Baker Hughes, Halliburton, and Schlumberger, laid off 17,000…

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How far is America willing to go?

Barack Obama announced in his press conference in 2012, “Once the Keystone XL Pipeline comes across my desk one more time, I will VETO it!” As a woman in the Oil & Natural Gas Industry, I see both points of view. The Democratic Party is concerned about Global Warming, and the Republican Party is concerned about American jobs. This will be a difficult decision, to pass a bill that can either benefit or hurt the United States of America. The Democratic fears the pipeline will…

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How is fugitive emissions important to our industry?

We have discussed fugitive emissions before and now it is as important as it was then. You ask, what exactly is Fugitive Emissions, and what does it have to do with our industry? Well, being a manufacturer of valves, being green and making sure our valves do not leak is a huge benefactor for us and our customers. “Fugitive emissions in valves happen when there is an issue with the seal between the process fluid and the external requirement, such as in valve gland assemblies,…

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