Decades

House Bill Bars Interior from Enforcing Federal Frack Rules

The House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday voted out a bipartisan bill that would prohibit the Department of Interior from enforcing federal hydraulic fracturing (fracking) regulations.

August 1, 2013

Texans Willing to Pay, Pennsylvanians Less Sure on Shale Gas Risks

Decades of oil and gas drilling, and the jobs and benefits it provides, are engrained in Texas culture, and it’s a way of life that Pennsylvanians now are attempting to assimilate, but residents of both states continue to reconcile the advent of shale gas drilling, according to a survey of 1,600 adults.

July 1, 2013

Texans Acknowledge, Pennsylvanians Less Sure of Shale Gas Risks

Decades of oil and gas drilling, and the jobs and benefits it provides, are engrained in Texas culture, and it’s a way of life that Pennsylvanians now are attempting to assimilate, but residents of both states continue to reconcile the advent of shale gas drilling, according to a survey of 1,600 adults.

July 1, 2013
Shale Gas Boom Creating Challenges for State Regulators

Shale Gas Boom Creating Challenges for State Regulators

State regulators continue to be the primary overseers of shale natural gas development, but because of the speed at which the boom shifted — and continues to shift — the energy marketplace, the dynamic environment has created challenges for the energy industry and all of the stakeholders involved, according to a report by Resources for the Future (RFF).

June 28, 2013

EPA Cuts Estimate of Natural Gas Methane Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has significantly revised downward its estimate for the past two decades of methane emissions from U.S. natural gas systems from the wellhead to the burnertip.

April 22, 2013

Enough Gas to Fight Over, Thanks to Shales

If/when the United States begins exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG), it could take decades for the number of outbound cargoes to equal the number of press releases, studies and policy briefs generated by either side of the export debate. Besides powering a manufacturing/petrochemical renaissance, North American shale gas is fueling a bonfire of inanities, at least some would say.

March 18, 2013
Study: Barnett Slowing But Not Nearly Done

Study: Barnett Slowing But Not Nearly Done

The Barnett Shale’s natural gas production potential is “slowly declining;” however, total resource recovery from the granddaddy of shale plays is expected to be three times what has been produced to date, according to research conducted by the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) at The University of Texas at Austin and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

March 1, 2013

Alaska LNG Export Project May Cost $65B

The decades-long, stop-and-start effort to commercialize Alaska North Slope natural gas has “fully shifted” to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, Gov. Sean Parnell said last Wednesday after receiving an update from the producer trio and pipeline company collaborating on a project, which they said could cost $65 billion or more.

October 8, 2012

Producers, TransCanada Outline Alaska LNG Export Project

The decades-long, stop-and-start effort to commercialize Alaska North Slope natural gas has “fully shifted” to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, Gov. Sean Parnell said Wednesday after receiving an update from the producer trio and pipeline company collaborating on a project, which they said could cost $65 billion or more.

October 5, 2012
Pennsylvania Governor Says Marcellus Shale Driving Jobs, Economy

Pennsylvania Governor Says Marcellus Shale Driving Jobs, Economy

Saying it is “a great time to be a Pennsylvanian,” Gov. Tom Corbett thanked the oil and natural gas industry for bringing thousands of jobs to his state and predicted an even brighter future as he kicked off the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s Shale Gas Insight 2012 Conference in Philadelphia on Thursday.

September 21, 2012
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