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FirstEnergy is finding new electricity sales in Ohio’s shale play


Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. has found a new market for huge amounts of industrial-scale electricity among the natural gas processing plants that are springing up in eastern Ohio.

With some plants reportedly spending millions of dollars on electricity per month, it’s little wonder the utility is hopeful and willing to invest.

“These plants can typically pull a peak demand of 20 to 89 megawatts a month,” said Randall Frame, FirstEnergy’s regional president of its Ohio Edison subsidiary.

If that sounds like a lot of power, it is.

“An 80-megawatt load is equivalent to about 40,000 homes,” Frame added.

To put that in perspective, there were fewer than 30,000 households in the city of Canton at the time of the 2010 U.S. census.

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Upstate NY to Cuomo: We Need Fracking, ‘We Need Work’

new york (2)By John Blosser

To frack or not to frack, that is the question, and New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resounding “not” has not discouraged pro-fracking activists in the Empire State.Anywhere from 200 to 600 people, depending on whom you ask, showed up in freezing weather at a rally at a Binghamton, N.Y., Holiday Inn this week to blast Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking in upstate New York’s Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale formations, at least until the New York Department of Environmental Conservation issues a final environmental impact statement, Watchdog.org reports.

While Cuomo’s decision last month, based on a 184-page review from the New York Department of Health, pleased environmental activists, it didn’t go over well with economically challenged upstate New Yorkers, who have pledged to keep up the fight to frack.
“These activists are stealing this state,” Dan Fitzsimmons, president of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, the group that organized the rally, told Press Connects. “If we don’t stop them, landowners are going to lose everything.”Read more:


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The energy boom: It’s not just for men

Colleagues at container terminalKENEDY — A stiff, chilly wind from the north whips through the city.

Ingrid Hollinger isn’t fazed. She’s felt this kind of cold before.

“I’m used to it by now,” she says, standing in the shadows of an oil rig. “You kind of get used to it after a while.”

It’s here at a recently built training facility that the oil field drilling instructor molds the next generation of energy workers.

Expert after expert has made predictions about the Eagle Ford Shale energy play, about how it will continue to be the Coastal Bend’s economic driver.

Some estimate as many as 10,000 new jobs will be created within the next five years, maybe even sooner. And today women are finding their place in the energy industry.

“Yes, it’s a man’s world, but women can do many of these jobs, too,” said Hollinger, a grandmother of seven. “More and more businesses are seeing that.”

Read more:  http://bakken.com/news/id/229059/energy-boom-not-just-men/

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Applications Due Soon for the $100,000 Shale Gas Innovation Contest!

shale gas innov. contestSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. — If you are a small business, researcher, or entrepreneur, in Pennsylvania or West Virginia focused on developing a new product or service for the shale energy space, you should be gearing up to submit your application soon to the Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center’s 4th Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest. Four winners will each be awarded ,000 for the top shale energy oriented innovations, new product ideas, or service concepts that are either in the development stage or recently launched. A simple online application can be found at http://www.sgicc.org/2015-shale-gas-innovation-contest.html. Applications are due February 1, 2015.

“We also want to recognize the generous support of the Benedum Foundation that once again extends the contest to include West Virginia, as well as Pennsylvania.” – Bill Hall/SGICC

In addition to the cash prizes, successful applicants chosen to participate in the May 2015 Finals event will gain exposure to investors, potential partners, and industry sponsors. This 4th Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest is co-sponsored by Ben Franklin Technology Partners (http://www.benfranklin.org), AquaTech (www.aquatech.com), Chevron Technology Ventures (http://www.chevron.com/ctv/ctvi/), CONSOL Energy (www.consolenergy.com), EQT (www.eqt.com), First National Bank (www.fnb-online.com ), GE Oil & Gas (http://www.ge-energy.com), INABATA America Corporation (http://us.inabata.com/), Little Pine Resources (http://littlepineresources.com), the Marcellus Shale Coalition (http://marcelluscoalition.org), PPG Industries (http://corporate.ppg.com/), Praxair (www.praxair.com), Range Resources (http://www.rangeresources.com/), Shell (http://www.shell.com/), Steptoe & Johnson PLLC (http://www.steptoe-johnson.com/ ),Williams (www.williamsinthenortheast.com), and XTO Energy (http://www.xtoenergy.com/).


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