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FirstEnergy responds to Marcellus expansion, begins building new substation

By Sarah Tincher As an attempt to keep up with the rapid expansion of the Marcellus Shale gas industry, FirstEnergy announced July 30 that it has begun construction on a new transmission substation near Sherwood in Doddridge County. FirstEnergy stated that the $36 million project, which also includes a short transmission line to connect the

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Welcome to Saudi Dakota

By Keith Kohl Last month, a small tanker left the Turkish port of Ceyhan with nearly a million barrels of oil in its hull. The crude was pumped out of northern Iraq and then piped across the border into Turkey. A few days ago, it was caught in the crosshairs of the U.S. Coast Guard

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PA oil and gas jobs projected to grow, new study reveals

BRENDAN GIBBONS Oil and gas employment is projected to continue growing by the end of 2014, though not as much as last year, according to a recent employment survey by the Marcellus Shale Coalition. The survey projects 2,000 new jobs added among its respondents in 2014, half of the projected 4,000-job increase last year. The

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Fracing With Treated Water

A case study in Pennsylvania of electrocoagulation treatment and reusing flowback for well stimulation. INTRODUCTION Produced and flowback water treatment and recycle in unconventional gas shale plays has long been one of the largest operating costs for operators. This varies from field to field, depending on freshwater supply, the chemical concentration of flowback and produced

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Geothermal Industry Grows, With Help From Oil and Gas Drilling

SAN FRANCISCO — Geothermal energy — tapping into heat deep underground and using it to produce power — is sometimes described as a forgotten renewable. It languishes in the shadows of better-known sources like wind and the sun, and in 2011 it accounted for less than 1 percent of electric power worldwide, according to last

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