Cameron Energy to be featured on Fox Business Network show
Much of America works on gas and oil.
An upcoming episode of a new series on Fox Business Network, How America Works, narrated by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs fame, will feature Cameron Energy of Warren County.
That episode will air next week – at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27.
“The show’s philosophy is to show real Americans doing their real jobs, without any contrived drama,” Cameron Vice President and Head of Operations John Stewart said. “The producers found Cameron Energy’s website – cameronenrg.com – and reached out to us early in the year to gauge our interest.”
It wasn’t automatic.
“My family and I talked it over with our management team,” Stewart said. “No one wanted to be involved in a farce.”
“The involvement of Mike Rowe is what convinced us to do the show,” he said.
With those bona fides in place, the company was eager to participate.
“We’re proud of our job of providing natural gas to local homes and businesses and supplying oil to the ARG refinery in Bradford,” Stewart said. “The producers were interested in how that process works.”
They found out, initially at a distance.
“We did pre-production over the telephone in March,” Stewart said. “In prep, we sent photos and videos of what we do at Cameron, and then had several phone conferences to discuss different jobs that could be filmed.”
The two entities put together a schedule.
In April, a film crew came to Warren County and cameras captured people doing their jobs… with a twist.
“Over the course of filming, Cameron staff did normal tasks, but with the unusual assignment of explaining what we were doing to TV cameras,” Stewart said. “The scenes they filmed were real, warts and all.”
“It’s amazing what didn’t make the final cut,” he said. “The film crew filmed dozens of hours of material for a one-hour show, including a lot of Cameron jobs that are left out of the final cut altogether.”
“In the end, the producers decided to showcase five Cameron employees,” Stewart said.
He was one. The others were: Alex Grubbs – Director of Service and Plugging, Brad Bawden – Director of Well Tending, Larry Faul Jr. – Head Roustabout, and Kyle Johnson – Head Mechanic.”
While the other employees aren’t featured, several will appear on screen. “Lots of other Cameron employees have cameo roles,” Stewart said.
The work met with the approval of the workers. “The end product is satisfyingly real,” Stewart said. “The producers took the time to get to know us and that comes across in the final product.”
“We’re especially happy the producers took time to learn about oil and gas,” he said. “It’s popular today to talk about other forms of energy, but 95 percent of the world’s transportation is powered by oil, and natural gas is what actually keeps us warm in the winter.”
“The show contains reminders about the vital role that oil and gas play in people’s lives, and with all of today’s negativity, it was fun to have a film crew here that was appreciative of the hard work that goes into keeping the lights and heat on,” he said.
A preview entitled Keep Calm and Frack On can be seen on www.foxbusiness.com/shows.