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October 24, 2012
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  • Calif. city receives CNG-powered refueling truck
    A compressed natural gas-powered multicompartment refueling truck was recently delivered to the city of Riverside, Calif. The truck will be able to supply propane autogas, gasoline, E85 and ultra-low-sulfur diesel, according to the city's fleet operations manager, Martin Bowman. (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Report: Unconventional resources can support 3 million jobs
    Unconventional oil and natural gas development could support about 3 million jobs by 2020 and generate more than $5 trillion in capital expenditures through 2035, according to a report prepared by IHS Global Insight, which was backed by groups including the American Chemistry Council. "You're talking about a growth opportunity in an economy that doesn't have a lot of strong growth leaders right now," said John Larson of IHS. Reuters (10/23), (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Experts: Energy firms wouldn't rush to drill in N.Y. Marcellus
    Energy companies won't rush to drill in New York's portion of the Marcellus Shale even if the state lifts its ban on hydraulic fracturing, industry experts said. "Very little would happen for a long, long time," said Bernard Weinstein, a Rice University professor. Cumbersome rules, weak prices for natural gas and other factors would affect potential gas production, he said. Platts (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Chesapeake Energy seeks to conduct fracking near Pa. nuclear plant
    FirstEnergy isn't concerned about Chesapeake Energy's plan to hydraulically fracture a natural gas well one mile away from the Beaver Valley nuclear plant in Pennsylvania. "We're not aware of any potential impacts and don't expect any," said Jennifer Young, a spokeswoman for FirstEnergy. There aren't any geological issues about drilling near a nuclear plant, added John Poister, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio) (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Lawn Care's GIE+Expo 2012 Show Starts Today
    The Propane Education & Research Council will be in booth 7094 at the GIE+EXPO 2012 Show for the lawn care industry starting today in Louisville, Ky. PERC will be discussing the benefits of propane for commercial mowers and its sales incentives for the mower market -- Propane Mower Incentive Program and the Dealer Demonstration. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Do you let your workers make bad decisions?
    Bosses need to give employees permission to make bad decisions from time to time, writes Mike Figliuolo. A thoughtful approach to decision-making should permit the occasional goof in the name of avoiding paralysis while using mistakes as learning moments. "The more time you invest in thinking through the decision making process ... the faster your team will make decisions and the better those decisions will be," Figliuolo writes. ThoughtLeaders blog (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we seek too late the one that is open."
--Alexander Graham Bell,
American inventor

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