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  • Shell Using GTL Technology to Convert Natural Gas to Motor Oil

    What if a company perfected a method to convert natural gas into motor oil–a motor oil extremely pure and high quality, because there are no impurities associated with using crude oil? Shell has already done it–is doing it at their massive gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Qatar. Shell issued a press release last week to make […]...
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  • Happy 65th Birthday…Fracking!

    If it were a person, fracking would now be eligible to start receiving Social Security checks. According to the American Petroleum Institute, what MDN calls the miracle of hydraulic fracturing (fracking for short) turned 65 years old yesterday. And we celebrate it. We are jumping up and down and hollering. Way to go! Glad you […]...
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  • Keystone Clearwater Named #3 Fastest Growing Company by Central Penn Business Journal

    On Monday, September 30, 2013, over 400 attendees filled the Hilton Harrisburg at the seventeenth annual Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies event to celebrate companies living life in the fast lane. Read Full Article  ...
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  • Butler County’s 1st natural gas station open for business

    Giant Eagle Inc. opened Butler County’s first natural gas refueling station on Thursday at a spot that gas boosters hope will be crucial for the expanded use of natural gas in the region’s cars. View Original Article...
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  • Frac or Fiction: When did Frac’ing Start?

    Hydraulic fracturing was commercially introduced in the 1940’s. Today frac’ing is used in a majority of U.S. natural gas and oil wells to enhance performance and minimize drilling. It is estimated that of the over 47,100 wells registered in the U.S., 90% use hydraulic fracturing. View original article...
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  • Women take nearly half of new oil, gas jobs in first quarter

    Women scooped up 46 percent of the new jobs in the oil and gas field during the first quarter, CNN Money reports. View original article...
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  • The Most Popular Natural Gas Play in America

    Despite low gas prices over much of last year, the Marcellus shale — a vast formation that extends from southern New York to West Virginia and spans most of Pennsylvania, the eastern part of Ohio, and parts of Maryland, Virginia, and Tennessee — was one of the only gassy plays in the country that didn’t […]...
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  • CONSOL and Noble Energy plan projects

    Drilling for dry gas has dropped off in the region, but that may change as at least one company makes plans for a large-volume pipeline and additional wells in Upshur and Barbour counties. View original article...
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  • BWD to open tap to Carroll drillers

    The Columbiana County Port Authority brokered a deal that will result in the Buckeye Water District supplying water for oil and natural gas drilling operations in Carroll County. View original article...
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  • Too Wrong for Too Long? How Marcellus Forecasts Changed The World Sooner Than We Thought

    Production forecasts for natural gas in the Appalachian Marcellus shale have doubled from 7 bcf/d to 14 bcf/d in less than two years. As a result northeast demand for natural gas will be almost entirely met from local production in coming years. Significant re-plumbing of the US natural gas pipeline distribution system will be needed […]...
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