Pipeline Safety: First, Last and Always


In an October 2013 article, CBC News reported that by 2011, safety-related pipeline incidents, ranging from fires to spills, increased from 45 total incidents in 2000 to 142 in 2011. Of equal importance to the number of incidents being reported is the headlines they are making. For example, in April 2014, a Canadian crude oil and natural gas company spilled 70,000 litres of oil and water near Slave Lake, Alberta. Two years earlier, another oil company dumped 461,000 litres of oil into the Red Deer River — which came on the heels of a spill of 4.5 million litres by the same company near Little Buffalo in 2011. And then there was the spill by a Canadian-owned pipeline that dumped more than 3 million litres of oil into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan in 2010.
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Developing Leaders Requires Investment, Effort


Is your company developing future leaders? Not just future C-suite executives, but leaders up and down the organization – strong, capable individuals who can bring people together, guide projects and deliver meaningful value?
 
Doing so can create a competitive advantage that will not only make your company more efficient and effective – it can also help you retain your best employees and develop a culture of collaboration and teamwork.
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We have the “Way;” Now need the “Will”


The “way” has already been paved by the House; now all that remains is the “will” – of the Senate, that is.
 
In September, the U.S. House of Representatives approved several bills designed to reduce the United States’ dependence on foreign energy sources, create jobs, add billions of dollars in revenue, and help protect America’s security by eliminating our dependence on foreign oil.
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What’s Next for America’s Biggest Oil & Gas Producing States: Wyoming


The oil and gas boom may be relatively new to Wyoming, but energy most definitely is not. Just as Texas dominates America’s oil production, Wyoming is No. 2 in the country for total energy production, accounting for roughly 40 percent of total U.S. coal production in 2012 and further ranking as America’s leading producer of uranium for nuclear power. In fact, the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) estimates that if Wyoming were to cease production of coal, natural gas and uranium, much of the country would go dark within a couple of months.
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