Posted May 28, 2013
Nearly half (46 percent) of new oil and natural gas jobs in the first quarter of 2013 were filled by women – a shift for an industry that is still 80 percent male.
Breaking Energy – Everything’s Better with Bakken
Thanks to increased production out of the Bakken shale region, East Coast refineries are making a comeback. BE notes that Phillips 66’s Bayway plant in New Jersey is making gains in refining while also housing a merchant co-generation GE power plant and a DuPont chemical manufacturing operation.
The Seattle Times – Industry Giant GE Digs Deep into Oil and Natural Gas Drilling
Advances in hydraulic fracturing and increased natural gas production has General Electric investing billions into U.S. oil and natural gas companies. GE is opening a new laboratory in Oklahoma with plans to continue investments across the U.S.
The Economist – Difference Engine: Fuel for the Future?
America’s unexpected, and most welcome, bonanza of natural gas from its vast shale deposits seems to be doing as much to reduce pollution as many of the environmental efforts introduced over the years, writes The Economist.
According to a new RBC Dominion Securities report, investments in oil sands development are at risk if a decision to approve the Keystone XL pipeline is further delayed or if the project is rejected by the Obama administration.
Bloomberg – Eagle Ford Oil Output Rises 77 percent
Oil production in Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale play rose to more than 529,800 barrels of crude a day in March – up from about 298,000 barrels/day last year.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.