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Long-Term Short-Term Economics

  September/October / Vol 8 Issue 6 Long-Term Short-Term Economics By: Ray Keller, National Sales Manager, Pipeline Division, BEG Group, LLC   As a freshman at Lycoming College in 1970, one of my very first classes was Economics 101. At that point in time I really had no clue as to what economics was. My best guess was that was something akin to the Home Economics course my mother made me take in high school. A class mostly filled with girls who were interested in sewing, […]

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Ethane Storage Hub – Working Together to Secure More Growth for Our Region

  September/October 2018 / Vol 8 Issue 5 Ethane Storage Hub – Working Together to Secure More Growth for Our Region By: Teresa Irvin McCurdy, President of TD Connections, Inc. There are a lot of people diligently working behind the scenes to advance the ethane storage hub, site a second cracker plant, and expand the plastic manufacturing industry. PA State Representative Eric Nelson of Westmoreland County has taken the lead, with support from his regional State Senators and Representatives, in spearheading a group called the […]

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The White Tail Fence Marker: A Wildlife Impact Mitigation and Fencing Safety Device©

  September/October / Vol 8 Issue 6 The White Tail Fence Marker a Wildlife Impact Mitigation and Fencing Safety Device© By: John Przepiora, Polaris Wildlife and Fencing Devices, LLC   White Tail Deer are the most abundant and adaptable woodland species in North America. They can accelerate to 40 MPH, cruise at 25 MPH and jump a 12 foot high fence. They are the most admired and beautiful of all the creatures in our woods, brush lands, deep forests and sometimes are unfortunately found […]

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Communicating the Basics

  September/October 2018 / Vol 8 Issue 6 Communicating the Basics By: Brittany Ramos, Orion Strategies   Having solid fundamentals are key to any activity – be it physical, mental or emotional. Playing a guitar is impossible without an understanding of how to strike the strings to elicit a certain chord. Calculus is impossible without an understanding of arithmetic. And yet, once we achieve these basics in any activity, we often continue on a path of constantly advancing through more difficult challenges. Rarely do we take a step […]

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Hurricane Harvey – One Year Later – Why We Are So Important

    September/October 2018 / Vol. 8 Issue 6 Hurricane Harvey – One Year Later – Why Are We So Important By: Greg Kozera, Shale Crescent USA As a high school soccer coach for over 20 years, one of the things we teach ourbplayers is to pass the ball not to where their players are but to the space where they want them to be. We usually have one of our Captains playing at midfield who is a master at this and […]

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Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities

  September/October 2018 / Vol 8 Issue 6 Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities By: Del Williams, EonCoat   When traditional corrosion protection fails, a new approach can dramatically extend life in upstream, midstream, and downstream applications Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) is the root cause of many of the global petrochemical industry’s most serious problems including forced shutdowns, lost production, early repair and replacement, as well as safety and environmental consequences that can cost millions of dollars per incident.  CUI, which involves […]

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New Approach to Implementation for New Results in Implementation

  July/August 2018 / Vol 8 Issue 5 New Approach to Implementation for New Results in Implementation By: Mike Fisher, VP-Sales, Well Site Report   Anyone who has been involved in a systems or IT implementation plan has a litany of stories to tell. These stories often end with hundreds of thousands, to tens of millions of dollars wasted, not to mention the wasted time and effort. If numerous people have these experiences, why do implementation projects continue to fail? Why […]

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Free Again!

  July/August 2018 / Vol 8 Issue 5 Free Again! By: Greg Kozera,  Shale Crescent USA   Our country celebrated its birthday this past month. On July 4th1776 we declared our independence from England, the most powerful country in the world at that time. We became a free independent nation. In an age of Kings and Queens we became a nation governed by “we the people”. Our constitution recognizes that we the people have certain inalienable rights. Throughout our history […]

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How Drone Technology is Changing Oil and Gas Infrastructure

  July/August 2018 / Vol 8 Issue 5 How Drone Technology is Changing Oil and Gas Infrastructure By: Mark Sakach, Ravan Air   As many of you know drone technology had grown by leaps and bounds in the recent years. Aerial surveys can now be done with survey grade accuracy utilizing Lidar. Volume calculations can be done with ease for material stockpiles or landslides. Utility inspections using a high resolution camera and zoom lens can be done from a safe distance […]

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Congress Asked to Support Appalachian Storage Hub Initiative

  July/August 2018 / Vol 8 Issue 5 Congress Asked to Support Appalachian Storage Hub Initiative By: Robert Johnson, President, ADKL LLC   A group of Pennsylvania legislators recently asked Congress to move forward Federal legislation supporting the development of oil/gas storage hubs across the Tri State Region including Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Natural gas development continues to be one of the most important economic initiatives in the region. PA Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington) sponsored Senate Resolution #375. This resolution […]

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