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Shale Gas Sparking U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance, Says PwC

U.S. shale natural gas resources have the potential to ignite a domestic manufacturing “renaissance” that could create one million jobs and billions in energy cost savings, according to a new report by industry consultant PwC US.

December 16, 2011

Enviro Groups Challenge First Post-Macondo Auction in Western GOM

Environmental groups have filed a complaint in federal court in Washington, DC, challenging a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) that clears the way for the first oil and natural gas lease sale since the Macondo well blowout to be held in the western Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

December 14, 2011

German Renewable Push Drives More Gas Interest

With nuclear power generation being phased out and coal considered too inflexible, natural gas as a source of electricity generation is drawing increased interest in Germany to balance its national grid, which is rapidly moving toward total reliance on renewable sources for power generation.

October 31, 2011

Shale On the Horizon as Germany Turns to Natural Gas

With nuclear power generation being phased out, coal considered too inflexible and the potential for shale gas to overcome current negative connotations in parts of Europe, natural gas as a source of electricity generation is drawing increased interest in Germany, which is rapidly moving toward total reliance on renewable sources for power generation.

October 26, 2011

German Renewable Push Drives More Gas Interest

With nuclear power generation being phased out and coal considered too inflexible, natural gas as a source of electricity generation is drawing increased interest in Germany to balance its national grid, which is rapidly moving toward total reliance on renewable sources for power generation.

October 25, 2011

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to Issue Gas Leases

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has taken steps to lease the rights to drill for natural gas in the 43,000 acres of waterways that run through the Marcellus Shale region and to grant licenses for access to water.

July 14, 2011

Study Blasts Obama on Energy Taxes

Depriving U.S. energy companies of certain tax deductions — as is being considered by the Obama administration — “would have a negative impact on federal revenues,” according to research by economist Joseph R. Mason, Louisiana State University endowed chair of banking.

July 13, 2011

Penn Virginia Disappointed in First Marcellus Wells’ Production

Despite production rates that would have been considered impressive under different circumstances, Penn Virginia Corp. (PVA) on Tuesday expressed disappointment in results from its first three horizontal wells on its Marcellus Shale leasehold in Pennsylvania.

June 30, 2011

California Fracking Legislation Gets Senate Hearing

Rediscovered as an oil/gas industry practice that hasn’t been high on California’s radar, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is taking on a higher profile among state and local elected officials as the state’s legislature considers a new law (AB 591) that would require operators to disclose chemicals they use in the fracking process.

June 14, 2011

Study Finds No Air Emissions Risks in North Central Pennsylvania

In its third regional report over the past year, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) found compounds of natural gas constituents near natural gas operations in Bradford, Lycoming and Tioga counties, but none at any level that would trigger health issues.

May 24, 2011