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Are you the new owner of Shalestuff.com?

PrintShalestuff.com will no longer be on the web as of January 30, 2015

We thank you for your support and the wonderful people, partnerships and companies we have had the privilege to meet & work with the last 4 years.

Shalestuff.com is looking for a new home.  Somewhere it can grown and continue to be a positive contribution to the industry.

If you are interested in the site, social networks, newsletter and more: please contact kbarillaro@ericryan.com

 

 

 
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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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Lift the ban on exporting oil

exportBy Chris Faulkner

Crude oil prices are down 40 percent in recent months. There’s a surplus of two million barrels being pumped each day. Estimates are that demand for oil will fall in 2015.

And yet in the face of all this, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is holding its oil production steady. So far, the 12 OPEC countries appear willing to absorb huge losses in the hope that plummeting prices will make U.S. shale oil extraction unprofitable. If it can squeeze out some U.S. producers, OPEC hopes to regain its dominance and force the United States back into foreign oil dependence.

The United States has an effective potential countermove:

Congress should lift the 40-year ban on exporting crude oil and keep U.S. producers in the game.

OPEC has good reason to feel threatened. The U.S oil business is experiencing an unprecedented production boom thanks to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. oil production has risen to 9.08 million barrels a day – its highest level in more than 30 years.

Read more:

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/inquirer/20141222_Lift_the_ban_on_exporting_oil.html#j6E0dpZXf8tIDiDe.99
 
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Fracking will boost Maryland’s economy

rig pad (2)Wenonah Hauter’s recent op-ed on the dangers of fracking in Maryland missed the mark completely (“There is no safe fracking, Mr. O’Malley,” Dec. 3).

Ms. Hauter argues that Gov. Martin O’Malley “mishandled” the decision to allow fracking in the state. What she fails to acknowledge is that Mr. O’Malley had the state Department of Natural Resources conduct a three-year study of the issue, which found that “the risks of Marcellus Shale development can be managed to an acceptable level.”

The study also found that the risks associated with shale development have been properly managed in neighboring states like Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In fact, thanks to increased natural gas production, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection reported a 73 percent decrease in sulfur dioxides, a 26 percent decrease in particulate matter and a 23 percent decrease in nitrogen oxides.

Read more:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/bs-ed-fracking-letter-20141216-story.html

 
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