Energy Oil Gas and Solar News - Page 4

Page 4 of Energy Oil Gas and Solar News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.

PowerGuard adds Gayle Nakahodo as VP of Operations

IRVINE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services – a Managing General Agent and Lloyds cover holder specializing in unique insurance and risk management solutions for the wind and solar energy industries – announced today that Gayle Nakahodo has joined the company as vice president of operations.

Strengthening the Electric Transmission Grid Would Be a Boon to the Economy, WIRES Study Finds

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new analysis commissioned by WIRES shows that annual investment in new electric transmission facilities could soon reach $12-$16 billion in the United States, resulting in $30 – $40 billion in annual economic activity. This translates into support for 150,000 – 200,000 new full-time jobs in the U.S. in each of the next 20 years and between 20,000 and 50,000 new jobs each year in Canada.

Sharewell L.P. Successfully Deploys Electro-Trac EM System to a Total Depth of 13,000-feet in the Dakota Formation of the Rocky Mountains

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sharewell Energy Services, a division of Sharewell L.P., announced today that it just completed the drilling of a well in the Rocky Mountain area with its proprietary Electro-Magnetic Measurement While Drilling System (EM MWD) (Electro-Trac™) to a depth in excess of thirteen thousand feet (13,000 feet). This is a record depth for Sharewell’s state-of-the-art EM MWD technology.

One Year After Macondo Well (Deepwater Horizon) Disaster, Study Finds That Employees Stop Fewer Than 2 of 5 Observed Unsafe Operations

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A great number of accidents and injuries could have been prevented if someone had simply ‘spoken up.’ The prevalence and magnitude of this problem often gives rise to public frustration and, at times, indignation. To better understand why employees so frequently choose not to say anything in the face of potential disaster, The RAD Group conducted a large scale study of ‘Safety Interventions.’

Midwest Wind Energy Suspends Development Activity in Wisconsin

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In view of continued regulatory uncertainty in the State of Wisconsin a leading wind farm developer has announced that it has suspended development activity until a more predicable climate can be restored. Chicago-based Midwest Wind Energy, LLC (MWE) has been developing utility scale wind farms in Wisconsin since 2003 and has two of its developed projects operating.

Cogent Technology Group offers Market-Data Distribution Service in ERCOT Service Region

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cogent Technology Group announced today that they are now offering a Data Distribution Service (DDS) of ERCOT Nodal data to market-participants in the ERCOT service region of the Texas electricity market. The service utilizes Cogent’s Data Flow Manager (DFM) software to manage the extract data made available to market-participants on the ERCOT MIS portal. Cogent will maintain databases containing extract data for each market-participant client.

Net Safety Monitoring Now Offering Innovative Ultrasonic (Acoustic) Gas Leak Detection Solution

CALGARY, Alberta (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Net Safety Monitoring has extended its advanced flame and gas detection product portfolio with the release of our Banshee343 Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector. The product is designed to provide reliable, wide-area gas detection (toxic and/or combustible) coverage in any hazardous-area application where pressurized gas is present.

Indigenous Peruvians Win Appeal in Federal Human Rights and Environmental Lawsuit Against Occidental Petroleum for Contaminating Amazon Rainforest, Poisoning Communities

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Indigenous plaintiffs from the Peruvian Amazon won their appeal today in the landmark human rights and environmental contamination lawsuit against U.S. oil giant Occidental Petroleum (Oxy), as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the case should be heard in Los Angeles, Oxy’s hometown, EarthRights International announced today.

Northwest Kansas Group First to Employ Revolutionary new Economic Development Web Tool with GIS – Economic Gateway

DIGHTON, Kan. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Northwest Kansas Regional Energy Collaborative is the first organization to choose Economic Gateway, an innovative Web site system featuring a site selector map, as its new online tool for retaining and attracting business and industry to its area. The first of its kind in the industry, Economic Gateway is a joint venture between Minnesota-based Web development firm Golden Shovel Agency and Applied Data Consultants, Inc.

Solution Recovery Services and Corn LP Enter Into a COSS (Corn Oil Separation System) Purchase Agreement

DEXTER, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Solution Recovery Services (SRS) announced today that it has signed a purchase agreement with Corn LP to supply their COSS (Corn Oil Separation System) at Corn LP’s 55 million gallon ethanol plant in Goldfield, Iowa.

Energy Optimizers, USA is Pleased to Announce Hiring of New Engineer

TIPP CITY, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With business success at Energy Optimizers, USA, the firm is proud to announce the hiring of recently graduated mechanical engineer from the University of Cincinnati, Mr. James Bonar. James’ final engineering project was designing, building, and testing a wind turbine as a home installation kit. With a background in engineering and alternative energy, Energy Optimizers, USA was an ideal fit for the recent grad.

AAI Unveils a New Website for a New Decade in Process Control

CONCORD, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Applied Analytics, Inc. (AAI), a vanguard manufacturer of industrial process analyzers, today announces the launch of their freshly redesigned website at This total reboot aims at streamlining the customer experience, placing most of the site navigation within the dropdown menu at the top of the screen.

Sharewell L.P. Completes the Purchase of its Electro-Trac EM Technology from E-Spectrum Technologies, Inc.

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sharewell L.P. is pleased to announce that it has completed the purchase of the patented, proprietary EM MWD technology jointly developed pursuant to an exclusive license agreement between E-Spectrum Technologies and Sharewell L.P. This unique technology was initially developed by E-Spectrum in cooperation with the Department of Energy.

U.S. Senate Candidate Gail Goode Supports Ban on Drilling Near Drinking Water

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.S. Senate Candidate Gail Goode (D-NY) yesterday supported a six-month ban on hydraulic drilling for natural gas near upstate watersheds that supply drinking water to the New York metropolitan region.

Tipp City Schools Save Money and the Environment

TIPP CITY, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Tipp City Exempted Village School district wanted to reduce its energy expenses and engaged Greg Smith, President of Energy Optimizers, USA to do just that. According to a report released this week, the public / private partnership has provided the district with $11,483.53 in energy savings during the first 5 months of this year on electric and gas utilization.

Midwest Wind Energy Announces Two Promotions

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Midwest Wind Energy, LLC (MWE) is pleased to announce two key staff promotions from within the organization. Timothy W. Polz, a Senior Project Developer for the past three years has been promoted to Vice President and General Counsel. In his new role, Tim will oversee all aspects of company operations with a focus on business, finance, administration and legal matters.

Nelson Tree Service, Inc. Appoints Terry L. Jobson as Corporate Safety Director

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nelson Tree Service, Inc., Dayton, Ohio announces the appointment of Terry L. Jobson as Corporate Safety Director. He has been an employee of Nelson Tree Service since 2006. Nelson offers a full range of vegetation management including customary line clearance trimming, complete storm restoration services, herbicide application and specialty off-road trimming programs.

Sharewell L.P. Continues to Successfully Deploy its Electro-Trac EM system in Unconventional Basins in the Continental United States

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sharewell L.P. announced that it continues to successfully deploy its Electro-Trac EM system in major producing unconventional basins. The Company’s patented, proprietary EM-MWD system has now been successfully deployed in the Rocky Mountains, Barnett Shale, Fayetteville Shale, Haynesville Shale, and New Albany Shale. The Company’s next challenge will be a test in the Eagleford Shale which should occur in the next two weeks.

Atlanta Solar Power Company Receives Grants for 750 Kilowatts in Three Projects

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inman Solar, an Atlanta-based, full service solar photovoltaic (PV) systems integrator, serving commercial and residential clients, has commenced installation of three commercial PV projects that will be completed over the next six months. The projects represent over 750 kW of installed capacity, and are the realization of federal stimulus initiatives at the local level.

Tariff Software Provider Systrends USA Gains Big by Signing Up Four Major Grid Operators

TEMPE, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Systrends USA announces that their Tariff software has been selected by ISO-NE, NYISO, PJM Interconnection and another RTO as the Tariff management solution to comply with FERC Order No. 714. Systrends’ Web-based software, eTariff, manages the complex tariff documentation for the Independent System Operator and Regional Transmission Organizations. eTariff is compliant with the North American Energy Standards Board standard.

Sharewell L.P. Successfully Transmits Electro-Magnetic MWD Data through the Highly Resistive Marble Falls Formation in the Barnett Shale

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sharewell L.P. announced that it successfully drilled through the Marble Falls formation in the Barnett Shale in North Texas with its new Electromagnetic Telemetry (EM) MWD. The company’s patented, proprietary EM-MWD system effectively transmitted data on a Barnett Shale horizontal well at a depth of 6,533 feet through 430 feet of the Marble Falls (Lower Pennsylvanian) formation, a high resistivity formation. The Sharewell EM technology decoded quality survey, tool face and gamma ray data at bottom and during connections.

Highest Performing Metal Pipes for the Oil Patch with New DuraSeal Product says Ken Sachs

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ask anyone who works on the production side of the oil business and they will tell you the key to success in the oil industry is extracting, producing and transporting, says Ken Sachs. The quicker and more cost effective it is the better. They will also tell you that while production costs can be controlled, well flow rates are often at the mercy of corrosion and pipe wear. A new product called DuralSil, made by DuraSeal.

Announcing formation of Bio Jet Fuel World Industry Trade Group – World Biojet Alliance

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mitch Hawkins, CEO of JatrophaBioJet Corporation announced today founding of the World Biojet Alliance, a worldwide industry non-profit trade group to serve the needs of the rapidly forming Bio Jet Fuel sector. Mr. Hawkins, who will serve as Chairman of the Board of Governors, stated ‘The World Biojet Alliance will be an independent and impartial global organization founded to promote, conduct research, coordinate communications and provide innovative solutions for advanced biofuels used in aviation.’

Pursol Signs Major Manufacturing Agreements with Fort Peck Tribes

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pursol Solar Systems today announces the signing of an agreement with the Fort Peck Indian Tribes of Poplar, Montana for the development of its solar manufacturing plant in its Reservation. The agreements would create 350 jobs for the local community. Expected gross revenue from the solar manufacturing plant will exceed $200 M annually and will provide a boost to the local economy. At full capacity, the plant will generate 100 MW of solar panels providing much needed supply to the Pursol Solar team.

Abundant Biofuels Corporation Offers Low-Cost, Long-Term Contracts to Supply Jatropha Oil to U.S. Refiners with Under-Capacity Production Problems

MONTEREY, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Charles Fishel, Chairman of Abundant Biofuels Corporation, noted that ‘There are about 100 biodiesel refineries operating below capacity and another 47 idle refineries in the United States, alone.’ To help solve this problem, Abundant Biofuels provides standardized long-term contracts (5- or 10-years) in multiples of 50,000 barrels (2,100,000 gallons) of jatropha oil. Financing is available.

E85 Ethanol Comes to Main Street – 1,457 Cities selling E85

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — is reporting that the United States now has 1,986 stations selling E85 ethanol fuel across 1,427 cities. In 2005 there were less than 500 stations across 400 cities selling E85. E85 ethanol is no longer a Midwest only fuel. E85 has spread to both coasts.

South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd. Secures Investment from BP Alternative Energy Plc

ZURICH, Switzerland, March 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BP Alternative Energy Plc has taken a minority interest in South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd., a leading developer of high-quality greenhouse gas emission reduction projects. Since its inception in 2006, South Pole has been profitable and has financed its growth out of the cash flow generated from carbon asset development and related advisory services.

MicroGen Systems Wins NYSERDA Contract; to Partner with The Infotonics Technology Center (ITC) in Developing Micro-Energy Harvesting Technology

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y., Feb. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MicroGen Systems, LLC has been awarded a $300,000 contract for its Piezoelectric Vibrational Energy Harvester project by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The program budget is $619,000 with $319,000 in matching funds coming from The University of Vermont (UVM) Innovations Fund, ITC’s Army Research Laboratory funds, and MicroGen itself. MicroGen is a spinout from UVM, which is commercializing technology exclusively licensed from UVM.

Vertex Business Services Selects Cogent’s Software to Reconcile Customer Billing Information with ERCOT SCR727 Data

DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cogent Technology Group, Inc. announced today that their Energy Marketer Data Reconciliation System (EMDRS) software product has been chosen by Vertex Business Services to provide a select number of its clients operating in the Texas deregulated electricity market with a means to reduce variances between ERCOT’s SCR 727 ESIID Service History & Usage Extract data and their internal customer billing data.

Midwest Wind Energy’s Projects Surpass $1 Billion Mark – Wind Developer Thrives Even During the Economic Downturn

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chicago-based Midwest Wind Energy, LLC (MWE), a leading developer of wind farms in the Central United States, announced today that it has completed development of its sixth wind power project, surpassing the $1 billion threshold in developed project assets. The six projects, which total 568 megawatts in nameplate capacity, are located in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Nebraska, and generate enough electricity to supply an estimated 160,000 average households.