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ICYMI: Cool Things in Energy Last Week

Blog Post created by Pink Petro Staff on Jul 16, 2017

ICYMI (In case you missed it ....)


On Friday, our friends at Baker Hughes, a GE Company were on Wall Street and rang the bell to commemorate their first trading day on July 5 2017.    Thanks to member, and Chief Information Officer, Jen Hartsock for the photo of BHGE ladies on Wall Street. Watch the bell event live here.


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Mid-week, tech exec Mark Zuckerberg visited the North Dakota shale, furthering rumors the mighty millennial is running for office.  In a lengthy Facebook post, the Facebook CEO wrote that it is "important" to understand "different perspectives" about the energy industry. According to Zuckerberg, the workers he met "believe competition from new sources of energy is good, but from their perspective, until renewables can provide most of our energy at scale, they are providing an important service we all rely on, and they wish they'd stop being demonized for it."


We couldn't agree more. Read the story here.


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And, finally all week long, the World Petroleum Congress was held in Istanbul, Turkey.  The 22nd congress brought 6000 delegates from over 90 countries.  And the gender balance discussion was a highlight.  Read our piece on Untapped Reserves: Bridging the Gender Gap here and check out the full report on the BCG website.  Watch our segment on Pink Petro TV with Leigh-Ann Russell and Yassmin Abdel-Magied to hear their perspectives.