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Shifting oilfield workforces: from Boomers to Millennials

Interested in observing how multiple generations are working together? Then, get thee to an oilfield where you’ll find Baby Boomers (b. ‘46-’65), Generation Xers (b. ’66-’80) and Millennials (b.’80-2000) working in tandem. This may sound rather harmonious, but every generation has its gripes about the other. The advent of technology has left the most distinguishable impression that accounts for differences ...

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Colorado Editorial Roundup

The Daily Sentinel, Aug. 28, on assisted suicide laws: We all die. It’s just a question of when. But for those who know the end is near, the absence of laws assuring a peaceful, self-directed, medically supervised, drug-induced death becomes an urgent matter. We don’t begrudge a Parker man’s attempts to get a measure on the 2016 ballot that would ...

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Aggreko acquires ICS Group

Aggreko, an energy company specializing in “modular, mobile power and related solutions” announced its acquisition of Canadian rental company ICS Group, Inc. Wednesday. The agreement entitles Aggreko to all ICS and ICS-related assets. Established in 1999, Alberta-based ICS specializes in temporary heating, concrete cure and ground thaw solutions for industries such as oil and gas, industrial, and restoration. In a ...

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Sullivan resigns from Alpha

Brian Sullivan resigned from his position of CEO and vice president at Alpha Natural Resources last week, nearly a month after the coal company filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Sullivan has yet to comment on his departure, but the Pittsburgh Business Times reports a filing with the Securities and Exchange said he left the company to “pursue another employment opportunity.” ...

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Interview – Egypt says Zohr gas find will not undermine talks on imports from Israel

CAIRO – The discovery of the Zohr natural gas field off Egypt will not undermine private-sector negotiations about buying gas from Israel, Egypt’s petroleum minister said, playing down fears that potential deals could be under threat. Italian energy company Eni announced on Sunday that it had found an estimated 30 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas in the Zohr field, ...

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EU regulators clear Shell’s takeover of BG Group


LONDON – Royal Dutch Shell gained EU approval on Wednesday for its $70 billion acquisition of Britain’s BG Group, the second of four key markets needed to clear the deal. The European Commission said the transaction would not grant Shell market power in oil and gas exploration, the liquefaction of gas and the wholesale supply of liquefied natural gas. The ...

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Jobless rate nudges up

Unemployment nudged up slightly for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area in July to 6.3 percent as the region struck an all-time high in total nonfarm jobs. The region hit a record of 266,300 nonfarm jobs in July, besting the past high of 263,900 jobs in the summer of 2007, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor & Industry. ...

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