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Intertek opens Eagle Ford Shale laboratory in Texas

Intertek, a solutions provider to industries worldwide, has opened a new laboratory in Elmendorf, Texas, to address the company’s significant market opportunity in the Eagle Ford Shale market and to support the industry’s growing customer base in this region. The new 2,400-square-foot laboratory is well placed, 13 miles south of San Antonio in the heart

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People flocking to shale boom as North Dakota county sees fastest population growth

By: Steve Goldstein The jobs coming from the shale boom were in evidence as the Commerce Department released the fastest-growing counties by population on Thursday. Williams County, North Dakota had by far the fastest growth of any county, at 10.7%, from July 2012 to July 2013, the agency reported. It plays host to the Bakken

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Report: Gas boom could bring 1,000 manufacturing jobs to metro area

By Brendan Gibbons (Staff Writer) A surge in natural gas production could lead to a modest increase in manufacturing jobs in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metro area, according to a report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The report, released Thursday, forecasts a net gain of 994 manufacturing jobs in the region between 2012 and 2020. The

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Production, Profits, Prayer: Oilfield Christian Fellowship Offers Industry Workers Faithful Networking

 Oil and Gas industry workers drill, they sell, they produce, and they worship. Seeking fellowship in the oil industry, two men held a breakfast in 1991 so they could get to know other Christian colleagues. Drilling engineer Jim Teague and salesman John Bird had the right idea. Forty-six men and women attended and so began

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Oregon plant LNG exports approved as U.S. pressured to flex energy muscle

(Adds comments from analyst, lawmaker, background) By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) – The Obama administration gave the green light on for exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from a plant to be built in Oregon, the second such authorization this year, as pressure intensifies on the White House to use the U.S. energy

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