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Energy Today – May 28, 2013

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted May 28, 2013

CNN Money Women Snag Big Chunk of New Oil & Natural Gas Jobs

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 TimesIndustry 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 EconomistDifference 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.

Globe and Mail Rejection or Delay of Keystone XL Could Threaten $9 Billion in Investments

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.


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.