Tag Archives: oil

GE Whiz

Ongoing changes at General Electric may make one’s head spin Like a jet engine emblazoned with the company’s logo being installed on a 747 aircraft, the ideology, approach, and structure of General Electric Co. remain in a constant spinning motion. Don’t be alarmed if it’s making your head do the same. GE has been in […]

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Nukes, Oil, and Gas

Revised tax bill, factory output show volatility in energy markets December 15 saw the release of a Congressional tax proposal with striking implications for all corners of the energy sector. The proposal, which is still subject to adjustments but a likely rubric of what’s to come, included incentives for electric vehicles and wind power and rectified […]

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Spills, Approvals, and Actions

Updates on the Keystone pipeline situation The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a Corrective Action Order on Tuesday, requiring pipeline operator TransCanada Corporation (Calgary, Alberta) to take certain corrective actions “to protect the public, property, and the environment from a hazardous condition” following the widely publicized pipeline leak from a […]

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Shift In Power

Election result brings uncertainty to the power sector; what happens now? The unexpected results of Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning sparked uncertainty in a number of industries across the country. One area that will now float into uncharted territory is the power sector. Many utilities were focusing on reducing carbon emissions, modernizing the grid, […]

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Energy Juggernaut?

GE Oil & Gas merges with Baker Hughes General Electric announced a merger of its oil and gas business with energy services provider Baker Hughes in a deal that structures the new publicly traded entity as a partnership jointly owned by each company’s shareholders. According to GE and Baker Hughes, the new company would have […]

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OSHA signs alliance to protect workers in oil and gas industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) signed a two-year alliance with the National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety (STEPS) Network and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities among workers in the exploration and production sector of the oil and gas industry. Through the alliance, the participants […]

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