Energy Voices Telling Their Story

Refugio County: Dramatic Growth

Refugio County: Dramatic Growth

Little Refugio County, Texas is an old ranching community. Without the oil and gas wealth of neighboring counties, it has existed predominantly on agriculture and the flow of traffic from a nearby highway — to keep it alive. But now, with production in the nearby Eagle Ford shale booming, the little community is seeing dramatic…

Saddles, tack and the Western lifestyle

Saddles, tack and the Western lifestyle

Good saddles, tack and working gear for horsemen and folks who love the Western lifestyle. That’s the brand Roger Allgeier has built Brighton Feed and Saddlery into over the course of its 71 year history. With an influx of people moving from New Mexico, Arizona and Texas to take jobs in Colorado’s booming oil industry,…

An Unexpected Customer

An Unexpected Customer

Mike Fergus of G&M Implement in Sterling, Colorado says his business is seeing improvements and growth despite being in a business that does not focus on the oil and natural gas industry. G&M sells tractors and power equipment to the agriculture industry but is seeing a bump in business because farmers are benefiting from oil…

A big boost for a Contemporary Cook

A big boost for a Contemporary Cook

As a restaurant owner, Erik Truchses is a small businessman that most people wouldn’t think would see a benefit from the expansion of the oil and natural gas industry. But its been a boon for Contemporary Cook Catering and Cafe, his restaurant in Greeley Colorado. Like any business its taken time to grow his relationship…

Leaving it better than it was

Agriculture and the energy industry have close ties. In Colorado, the relationship is only getting closer as farmers and ranchers partner with energy companies to explore for oil and natural gas. Farmers lease their land to energy companies to produce oil and natural gas and according to Don Thorn of the Colorado FFA Association farmers…

Companies Finding New Purpose

Companies Finding New Purpose

Growing production in the state’s western shale fields is helping position the City of Philadelphia as an energy hub for the 21st century. The city’s Marcus Hook oil refinery – which once faced certain closure – is now being repurposed to serve as a transportation hub for liquid fuels extracted from the Marcellus Shale. Sunoco…

Pennsylvania has a story to tell

Pennsylvania has a story to tell

Pennsylvania has a real story to tell. The discovery of shale energy within the Marcellus Formation, which is located under much of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, create a new source of affordable energy that is restoring manufacturing jobs that left the state not to long ago. Writing at Philly.com, David Holt tells the story….