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Appalachian Basin gets its own Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit for STEM students

Donna Wheeler Donna Wheeler

For the very first time the Appalachian basin will be getting its very own MOLU. The MOLU, or Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit, is a traveling exhibition run by...

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Educational partnerships ensure bright energy future

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

This year, Braskem, in partnership with Eastern Controls and Delaware County Community College, announced a new, eight-week Process Operator Academy designed to train workers in the petroleum, chemical,...

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Pennsylvania positions for growth in plastics

Abby Foster Abby Foster

Chemical industry applauds officials for leadership in advancing the development of an ethane storage hub Recently, members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, led by Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Greene/Washington)...

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Gas companies help school train future generations of workers

Jeannine McKnight Jeannine McKnight

Natural gas is making a difference for countless Pennsylvania residents. A mere 30 years ago, it seemed unfathomable for many of them to think they could have a...

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Kleinman report shows how natural gas has transformed Pa.

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro
Photo: Shale Gas Development Has Transformed Pa.

Pennsylvania natural gas development has come a long way. This is evident in an October 2017 report from the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, “Pennsylvania’s Gas Decade: Insights...

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Women in energy: Perspectives on gender balance

Abby Foster Abby Foster

By 2035, the natural gas and oil industries are projected to add 1.9 million jobs, according to a March 2016 study from the American Petroleum Institute (API). Of...

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Natural gas innovations: Cabot, high school students team to develop training tool

Rick Hiduk Rick Hiduk
Cabot employees Adam Vogt, left, and Ryan Bennett

Keeping wells productive is imperative to the natural gas industry. To help older wells keep producing, Cabot Oil & Gas teamed with students from the Susquehanna County Career...

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Stream’s themes: PA Farm Show and more January news highlights

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro
The duckling exhibit at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, celebrating the state's agriculture industry

January brought the return of the Pennsylvania Farm Show to central PA, with a weeklong celebration of the state’s $185 billion agricultural industry — one of Pennsylvania’s biggest...

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Pennsylvania Farm Show celebrates agriculture, natural gas partnerships

Chris Getman Chris Getman
A calf stays warm at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Agriculture is an essential part of Pennsylvania’s economy. The scenic farms that pepper the state’s landscape form a $185 billion industry. Thanks to Pennsylvania’s shale boom, energy has...

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Gas companies’ community partnerships help warm homes, hearts in winter

Adam Pope Adam Pope

When winter comes, many of us don’t give a second thought to the comfort of having a warm home. For others, home heating can be a struggle. Just...

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Natural gas: Five trends we’re watching for 2018

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro
Natural gas drilling

If 2018 is anything like 2017 was, the natural gas industry should buckle up for another exciting ride. The past year has been centered around optimism — and...

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Stream’s themes: Petrochemicals and more November news highlights

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro
The Stream Themes: Natural gas updates for November.

Upstream and midstream developments have boosted Pennsylvania’s national energy standing. Now, the time has come for the state to conquer the downstream sector. The Shell Chemicals ethane cracker...

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Petrochemical boom shows Pennsylvania’s prominence, possibilities

Steve Kratz Steve Kratz
Ryan Unger discusses how Pennsylvania's natural gas resources have opened up opportunities for petrochemical developments.

Shell Chemicals’ $6 billion investment in western Pennsylvania is quite the boon for the region. But for Team Pennsylvania President and CEO Ryan Unger, it’s only the beginning...

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Natural gas pipeline inspection dogs make a ‘ruff’ job easier

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro
Canine pipeline inspector

The increase in domestic natural gas production has created thousands of new energy jobs and opportunities, not just for humans but for dogs, too. Canine pipeline inspections offer...

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Stream themes: Shell ethane cracker, biosecurity and more October news highlights

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro
The Stream Themes: Natural gas updates for November.

Dennis Yablonsky was on hand when the mid-Atlantic natural gas phenomenon began. Now, he ends his career with the Marcellus Shale’s biggest acquisition yet: the Shell Chemicals ethane...

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Shell’s ethane cracker brings $6B boost to Pittsburgh region

Adam Pope Adam Pope
Dennis Yablonsky, former CEO of Allegheny Conference on Community Development

For Dennis Yablonsky, the Shell Chemicals ethane cracker plant in Beaver County is more than just a $6 billion infusion into the western Pennsylvania economy. It’s the beginning...

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Natural Gas, Agribusiness Join Forces for Biosecurity

Chris Getman Chris Getman

With the natural gas boom leading to more pipelines, biosecurity has become an understandable concern for the natural gas and agriculture industries. Improving biosecurity methods, however, is dependent...

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Celebrating the future of manufacturing in Pennsylvania and the U.S.

Matt Crocco Matt Crocco

With an economic impact of $84 billion, Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry ranks eighth largest in the nation, providing 558,000 jobs with an average salary of $60,000, according to Keystone...

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Top 10 quotes from Shale Insight leaders and attendees

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

There was plenty to see and hear at this year’s Shale Insight conference. Here are The Stream Team’s 10 favorite quotes from the event: 1. “We came out...

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New study explores how to maximize Pennsylvania’s energy economy

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

When Morgan O’Brien took the Shale Insight stage last week, he said something that emerged as a theme at the conference: Shale gas is Pennsylvania’s future. “This is...

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Shale Insight turns attention to environment

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

Environmental issues came to the forefront at Shale Insight through panels and vendor booths. Beth Powell, New Pig Energy vice president and general manager, spoke with The Stream...

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Video: Opportunities on the rise for women in energy

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

  A 2016 study found that of the executive board members at top 200 power and utility companies, only 5 percent were women. The Women’s Energy Network (WEN)...

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Video: Marcellus Shale players are ‘very coherent’

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

What does Dr. Kesavalu Bagawandoss find most impressive about the Marcellus Shale players? “The groups are very coherent,” Bagawandoss, the Nashville, Tenn., laboratory director for the oil and...

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Video: Highlights from Shale Insight Day 2

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

A lot happened during the second and final day of Shale Insight, so you understandably might have missed something. Check out this video recap from The Stream for...

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Video: Natural gas access opportunities are the ‘next step,’ says DCED adviser

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

What’s the next step for Pennsylvania’s energy infrastructure? Denise Brinley, senior energy adviser with the Pa. Department of Community and Economic Development, says that her department would like...

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Sean Spicer: U.S. natural gas development strengthens economy, national security

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

American natural gas development strengthens the economy and national security, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told Shale Insight attendees today. Spicer, the keynote speaker at the...

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Next step for Pa. gas industry: Attracting petrochemical companies

Jeff Logan Jeff Logan

The shale revolution has been one of the most exciting regional energy developments of the past 50 years. Accessing the vast new supplies of natural gas and natural...

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Rep. Christiana: Shell cracker plant will keep ‘manufacturing resurgence’ in Pa.

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

Shell Chemical Appalachia’s ethane cracker plant in Beaver County will ensure that a manufacturing resurgence occurs in western Pennsylvania, a state lawmaker told Shale Insight attendees this morning....

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Video: How drones help make natural gas projects safer

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

In any natural gas project, safety is paramount. That’s why Pittsburgh-based Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. uses drones for topography and engineering drawings. The footage and data that...

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Exec: Natural gas industry helps eliminate energy poverty

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

  Natural gas is helping eliminate energy poverty nationally and globally, according to remarks made this morning at Shale Insight. “The gas we’re developing right here in the...

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10 things you probably didn’t know were made from natural gas

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

Natural gas is an indispensable part of our everyday lives. It’s in most of what we touch and interact with on a daily basis. Here are some things...

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Video: Chamber director says Pa. is ‘blessed by Marcellus Shale’

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

What has shale energy done for Pennsylvania? “The impact on Pennsylvania has been phenomenal,” said Kevin Sunday, director of government affairs for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and...

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Rep. Ortitay: ‘Don’t believe the mass propaganda’

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

Life in western Pennsylvania was much different a decade ago. “There was nowhere to work,” state Rep. Jason Ortitay said. “But now that’s not the case.” Shale energy...

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Shale Insight 2017: The Stream’s Day 1 recap

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

Shale Insight 2017 got off to a fantastic start Wednesday. Presenters gave the attendees plenty of information, from the announcement of PA Forge the Future to a prediction...

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Video: After drilling, natural gas companies prioritize road restoration

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

For drilling companies, it’s about more than just about drilling a well; it’s about maintaining good relations with the community. The Stream caught up with Wendy Driscoll, director...

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Video: Entrepreneur talks protesters, NASA with The Stream at Shale Insight

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

What would Steve Morgan say if he came into contact with protesters? “I’d ask them what the concerns were and what was truly bothering them,” Morgan, executive vice...

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Shale Insight is ‘where it’s happening’ in Pennsylvania

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

Dr. Karen Anne Riley, a licensed engineer and land surveyor with Williams, chatted with The Stream about what makes Shale Insight an important opportunity for collaboration and innovation...

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Air quality is ‘improving,’ environmental scientist tells Shale Insight

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

Don’t let the news fool you: Air quality is improving, an environmental specialist said during a Shale Insight panel today. “The vast majority of air quality violations are...

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‘Hundreds of thousands of new jobs’ credited to shale gas revolution

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

The shale gas revolution has created “hundreds of thousands of jobs” nationally, Dean Cordle, AC&S Inc. president and CEO, told Shale Insight attendees during a panel today. For...

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U.S. is moving to energy dominance, deputy energy secretary says

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

The United States isn’t just on the way toward energy independence; it’s also moving toward global energy dominance, U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette told Shale Insight attendees...

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Chevron Appalachia president touts long-term economic benefits of natural gas

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

The Marcellus and Utica shales are a “world-class resource that can benefit the region for decades,” Chevron Appalachia President Stacey Olson told Shale Insight conference attendees this morning...

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Peoples Natural Gas CEO: “Incredible economic boom” coming to Pa.

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

People’s Natural Gas President and CEO Morgan O’Brien told the Shale Insight crowd that Pennsylvania’s economic future lies in natural gas. O’Brien said the latest proof of that...

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U.S. Labor Secretary: “American workforce is a valuable natural resource”

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

Shale Insight kicked off in high gear this morning as U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta touted the virtues of American natural gas and its impacts on the nation’s...

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Shale Insight: Shale Means Pa. Energy Jobs

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

One of the questions The Stream is asking Shale Insight 2017 attendees is, “What does shale mean to you?” For many Pennsylvanians, the answer is simple: jobs. Shale...

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See you at Shale Insight!

Joe Massaro Joe Massaro

  Our team is heading to Shale Insight Sept. 27-28 in Pittsburgh to capture on-the-ground reporting from the nation’s leading forum for public-private dialogue on shale development. We...

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Natural gas, education collaborations prepare next generation of workers

Alice Davis Alice Davis

Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale was a blessing when its natural gas reserves were discovered more than a decade ago. We continue to reap its benefits today, from the local...

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