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ProfNet Experts Available on Oil and Gas Industry Standards, Pemex Monopoly Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition. 

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EXPERT ALERTS

  • Increased Oil and Gas Oversight Needed
  • Relaxing the Pemex Monopoly

MEDIA JOBS

  • Tech Business Reporter – Boston Business Journal (MA)
  • Senior-Level Blogger – Los Angeles Times (CA)
  • Sports Copy Editor – The Grand Forks Herald (ND)

OTHER NEWS & RESOURCE

  • Colgate University Gets an A+ With ProfNet
  • Writers: Are You Prepared for the 'App Economy'?
  • Media 411: Women in Media

EXPERT ALERTS:

Increased Oil and Gas Oversight Needed
Darren Nicholson
Oil and Gas Litigation Attorney
Sayles Werbner in Dallas
"The Department of Labor recently announced its plan for increased scrutiny of the oil and gas industry following the deaths of 138 oil field workers last year, a 23 percent increase since 2011 and the highest in 10 years. The plan is much needed as this is an industry that is increasingly pushing the envelope -- hiring a lot of new workers, not training them enough, not instituting enough safety standards. As a result, you're seeing an increase in injuries and an increase in fatalities."
Nicholson represents victims in cases involving oil and gas truck crashes, refinery explosions, wastewater truck accidents, defective equipment, gas leaks, collapsed decks, fires, falling equipment, gushers, blowouts and other dangerous situations.
Media Contact: Bruce Vincent, bruce@androvett.com

Relaxing the Pemex Monopoly
Gabriel Ruiz
Attorney
Thompson & Knight in Monterrey
"A debate over the future of the Mexican energy industry is scheduled to begin this month, with proposed reforms that would open the oil and gas sector to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years. The changes could alter the long-standing monopoly of Pemex by allowing the government to enter into contracts and profit-sharing agreements directly with foreign oil and gas companies. These businesses and companies with expertise in horizontal drilling and fracking, together with service and equipment suppliers, could greatly benefit from the proposed changes. This historic development could greatly increase interest from major producers with the capital, skills and experience to access Mexico's shale and deep-water reserves. The proposal is aimed at boosting the country's oil and gas production, and some industry participants estimate that increase could be as much as 50 percent."
Media Contact: Barry Pound, barry@androvett.com

MEDIA JOBS:

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OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES:

Following are links to other news and resources we think you might find useful. If you have an item you think other reporters would be interested in and would like us to include in a future alert, please drop us a line at profnetalerts@prnewswire.com

  • COLGATE UNIVERSITY GETS AN A+ WITH PROFNET. Congratulations to ProfNet member Matt Hames, manager of media communications at Colgate University, who was featured in Times Square as part of our Facebook promotion. Want to see your face in Times Square? Here's how: http://bit.ly/13BpZ3w
  • WRITERS: ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE 'APP ECONOMY'? With all the new cellphone activity by users, marketers need new ways of reaching them, which means they need freelancers that "get it." Here are some things to keep in mind so you can adapt: http://bit.ly/1eEnAtv
  • MEDIA 411: WOMEN IN MEDIA. Today many women are in positions of power at well-known and respected media outlets. Here are some great female journalists who are shaping both the industry and future of journalism, widening the doors for other women so they, too, have the opportunity to one day make a difference: http://bit.ly/19LynOH

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