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Ashley Clawson

Ashley Clawson

My background that has been split between roles in procurement, operations, and sales allows me to understand my customers' needs in unique ways. I want to exceed my customers' needs every day by finding long term solutions to allow them to develop their businesses.

PA Approves the Falcon Pipeline

By: Ashley Clawson / Posted on: December 26, 2018

After 15 months on December 20th, Shell has received the permits needed for its Falcon Ethane Pipeline to feed the new petrochemical plant in Beaver County from the Pennsylvania DEP.  “With the state Department of Environmental Protection permits granted Thursday, construction on the line is expected to start next year. The pipeline will feed as much as 107,000 barrels of ethane per day to Shell’s $6 billion cracker plant in Potter Township.”[1]  Ethane is a natural gas liquid that is produced from Appalachia’s shale wells.  The Shell plant is expected to manufacture plastics with power generated from fracking activities in Appalachia. 

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Here's to a Successful 2019

By: Ashley Clawson / Posted on: November 26, 2018

We live and work in an area where jobs have been created and sustained through the rapid increase of shale production.  “Pennsylvania’s abundant energy resources have spurred economic investment and brought jobs to the state. Studies have tallied nearly 322,600 jobs in Pennsylvania that provide nearly $23 billion in wages to Pennsylvanians.”[1]  The numbers of created jobs are exciting for growth in Pennsylvania, but the state’s average poverty level still sits around 12.9%.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Washington and Greene counties have poverty levels of 10% and 15.3% respectively.  In two of the counties thriving from shale exploration, the poverty levels are still hovering around the state average. 

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What's in it for me?

By: Ashley Clawson / Posted on: October 29, 2018

While energy poverty is an issue that has a global impact, energy insecurity is a more common problem in the U.S. than most realize. Energy poverty impacts areas of the world where access to modern energy does not exist while energy insecurity impacts households who cannot afford to pay for household energy. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is a government agency responsible for analyzing energy information and disseminates the information through studies making the findings relevant to the American consumer.

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“Snow” they said it’ll be a warm winter

By: Ashley Clawson / Posted on: October 1, 2018

October is here! As we begin the month, fall is in full swing with temperatures in the….80s??  As summer temperatures continue to linger on, we start to wonder about the winter forecast.  While it is only a prediction, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a warm winter. 

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Tick Tock Continues the Sanction Clock

By: Ashley Clawson / Posted on: August 6, 2018

The week is upon us that the U.S. will impose the first round of sanctions on Iran. President Trump signed an executive memorandum in May to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, but that signature also began the countdown on a 180-day time frame to again impose the once relaxed sanctions.

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