Energy Voices Telling Their Story

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…

Carroll County Comeback

Carroll County Comeback

In a small office, surrounded by photos and memorabilia of General William Custer, sits the County Auditor of Carroll County Ohio. Mr. Leroy VanHorne was born in the same town as Custer and has made a life-long hobby out of studying the life and times of the storied General. But amid discussions about the Kansas…

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,…

Energy has big upside for employment in Pennsylvania

Energy has big upside for employment in Pennsylvania

Labor groups have seen big increases in jobs and employment with the development of the Marcellus Shale in western Pennsylvania. For pipeline workers, operating engineers, welders, equipment operators, and other skilled tradesmen the energy industry is helping to keep them on the clock and in the field. Jim Kuntz with the Union of Operating Engineers…

A duty to protect

A duty to protect

Landowners who own rights to their sub-surface minerals (oil, natural gas, gold, etc.) can sign contracts with energy companies to drill or mine for those minerals for profit. Many Colorado landowners are working with energy companies to tap into Colorado‚Äôs vast natural resources in oil and natural gas. As a fourth generation Colorado land and…

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….

I want to be a Rig Supervisor

“I want to be a rig supervisor.” Thats not a statement someone usually hears from 18 year old girls about their desired career path. But folks in energy states will be hearing it a lot more as students like Nedy Ayala assess their future and make decisions about their college majors. Energy companies across the…