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Canucks brass all but admit they buried Markstrom in Stockton - to protect him

‘It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.’

A cynical line from the Vietnam War, and one that applies somewhat to the current situation of Jacob Markstrom. 201 more words

The White Towel

Vancouver Canucks send more veterans back to Utica Comets

The Vancouver Canucks have assigned eight more players to the Utica Comets, including five veterans of last season’s team.

Defensemen Henrik Tommernes

, Kent Huskins…

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Utica

The Italian Wonders of Utica, NY

For those of you who did not grow up or ever visit central NY, there are a few delicacies that came out of the Italian aspects of Utica. 246 more words

Fresh Food

Jeffrey Hardware

Some building seem to demand to be painted. This one, in Utica New York, was one such building. It was taller than anything around it, had the sign painted on a significant portion of the side, and contrasted well against the sky. 19 more words

Photography

I’m Still Standing

By Judy Berman

It was September. The leaves were turning. It’s a time when the elements begin to make me feel hemmed in.

That feeling only intensified when I learned that I was being transferred to the newspaper’s Rome bureau – not the exotic city in Italy, but a small city in Upstate New York. 727 more words

Humor

Total sells stake in U.S. shale gas transport firm for up to $450 million

French oil major Total TOTF.PA has agreed to sell its 25 percent stake in Cardinal Gas Services, a gas transport company operating in Ohio’s Utica shale gas basin, to a group of Korean companies for up to $450 million 274.44 million pounds.South Korean gas seller E1 Corporation 017940.KS and a consortium led by Korea-based Samchully 004690.KS agreed to pay $400 million plus an estimated price adjustment of $50 million, Total said in a statement on Tuesday.”Total will remain an active participant in the Utica play through its upstream joint venture with Chesapeake and Enervest, and Cardinal will continue to provide to Total the same gas gathering and transportation services,” the group said.Earlier this week, Total said that it planned to sell $10 billion of assets from 2015 to 2017, having hit a target of $15-20 billion of sales in 2012 to 2014. 16 more words

Utica

Alcoa makes push for lighter drill pipe

Alcoa’s oil and gas division, based in Texas, was founded in the mid-2000s and initially focused on components for deep-water drilling. After 2011, the company started marketing aluminum drill pipe, mostly to an international market.The oil and gas unit is part of a company-wide effort to move away from being a commodity-driven company to become more of an engineering and full-service organization.It’s only recently that Alcoa’s oil and gas focus has turned domestic.In North America, Alcoa has found some takers in the Marcellus and Utica shales, according to Tim Marvel, managing director of its oil and gas division.Eclipse Resources, for example, tested aluminum pipe on some of its Utica wells hoping to avoid getting a bigger, more expensive rig to pull the weight of a long steel drill string. 144 more words

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