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Effective Local Communications

  Winter 2017 Effective Local Communications By: Shayla Owens, PR Specialist, Orion Strategies   It’s hard to hate someone you’ve met. However, the strategy and intent behind that meeting and all future interaction is key. In the case of energy companies and community stakeholders, tensions can be high from the beginning – most times due to preconceptions configured by both sides. Many problems stem from the fact that both parties have already assumed too much about the other based on negative generalizations, leaving little opportunity for […]

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Pipeline Activity in the Northeast

  Winter 2017 Pipeline Activity in the Northeast By: Ray Keller, National Sales Manager, Pipeline Division, BEG Group, LLC   The ONG Marketplace is proud to welcome Ray Keller as a regular contributor for pipeline news! Mr. Keller started a lifelong career in the pipeline industry in 1966, working part time as a warehouse man for CRC-Evans Pipeline, a major specialized pipeline equipment manufacturer based in Tulsa, OK. After graduating Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA in 1970, with BS in Accounting he accepted a full time outside sales position with […]

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Oil & Gas Applications for Remote Camera Systems

  Winter 2017 Oil & Gas Applications for Remote Camera Systems By: David Gaw, CEO, Sensera Systems   Seeing is believing. But getting eyes-on remote drilling or production sites has traditionally been difficult and expensive. First there is the issue of power. Drilling sites may have temporary or intermittent power. Production sites may have no power, with SCADA/telemetry systems having their own dedicated solar system.  Secondly, there is the issue of network connectivity. SCADA systems typically do not provide enough bandwidth to support image or […]

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Be a Dealer (of Hope)

  Winter 2017 Be a Dealer (of Hope) By: Greg Kozera, Director of Marketing, Shale Crescent USA I teach a class in Leadership and Soft Skills at Pierpont Community and Technical College in Fairmont,  West Virginia as an Adjunct Professor. It is one of the ways I try to give back to the industry that has given me and my family a nice living for over 40 years. I love working with young people.  They are so full of energy and hope. In August, […]

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Forge the Future Describes Future Course for PA Petrochemical Industry

  Winter 2017 Forge the Future Describes Future Course for PA Petrochemical Industry By: Robert Johnson, President, ADKL, LLC   Peoples Natural Gas (PNG) and Chevron Appalachia commissioned a report titled “Forge the Future” earlier this year. It was presented by Morgan O’Brien, President and Chief Executive Officer of PNG, and Stacey Olson, President of Chevron Appalachia at the 2017 Shale Insight Conference in Pittsburgh. Forge the Future is a comprehensive study of natural gas development in Pennsylvania including the petrochemical industry. With the Shell […]

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Site Selection in the Tri-State Area

  Winter 2017 Site Selection in the Tri-State Area By: Bryce Custer, President, Ohio River Corridor, LLC   Site Selection in the Tri-State (Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania), Ohio River Corridor is becoming more complex than ever. In the past, we would receive a request for a certain size facility on a certain size site close to the following infrastructure needs. Site selectors, local and state economic developers would then search for a specific site either through local real estate on-line services or send out a […]

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Severance Tax and Regulatory Reform: The Great Debate of this Decade!

  Winter 2017 Severance Tax and Regulatory Reform: The Great Debate of this Decade! By: Teresa Irvin McCurdy, President of TD Connections, Inc.   At the time of writing this article, the Pennsylvania (PA) House of Representatives is still debating a severance tax/regulatory reform bill for a couple of weeks with no immediate resolution in sight. Should the House pass HB 1401, it would then go to the Senate for consideration and ultimately the Governor to approve or veto. However, its fate […]

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Shale and the Ohio River Corridor

  Fall 2017 Shale and the Ohio River Corridor By: Bryce Custer, Harvey Goodman Realtor Part 1 of a 4 part series The Ohio River has played a significant role in transportation of goods and the development of villages and towns from what is now Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Mississippi River. In 1803, the Lewis and Clark Expedition created the first Ohio River Navigation Charts. Fast forward to the 19th and 20th Century. The age of Industrialism had come to the […]

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Are You Ready to Compete in the Age of Analytics?

  Fall 2017 Are You Ready to Compete in the Age of Analytics? By: WellSiteReport   Most successful modern companies have embraced business and operational processes as a requirement to compete in our world of analytics and data. To ensure consistent results, companies must define procedures for both service and product businesses. Over time, the processes will need to evolve to stay competitive. Processes are specific yet need to be dynamic to allow for adaptation to the marketplace. What would happen if […]

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