Decades

AccuWeather.com: El Nino Could Push Heavy Snow East This Winter

The country may be suffering through one of its worst droughts in decades and record high temperatures are being recorded on a monthly basis, but portions of the eastern United States can expect above-normal snowfall during the 2012-2013 winter season, according to forecasters at AccuWeather.com.

August 17, 2012

EIA: First Quarter Carbon Emissions Lowest Since 1992

U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy use (natural gas, coal and oil) during the first quarter were the lowest in two decades for any January-March period, according to a new report issued by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

August 6, 2012

U.S. First Quarter Carbon Emissions Lowest Since 1992

U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy use (natural gas, coal and oil) during the first quarter were the lowest in two decades for any January-March period, according to a new report issued by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

August 6, 2012

Shales Throwing Shade on Traditional Production

Marketed natural gas production of the top-five producing states — Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming, Oklahoma and Colorado — grew 7.5% last year, but their combined share of U.S. gas output fell slightly to about 65%, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

April 30, 2012

Winter Ends on Warm Note: March 2012 Warmest Since 1950

Last month was the warmest March since 1950 based on natural gas-weighted heating degree days (GWHDD), with decades-old temperature records falling in cities across the United States, weather analysts said Monday.

April 3, 2012

Houston Company Makes Big Find in Alaska

Houston-based Escopeta Oil Co. LLC’s discovery of an estimated 3.5 Tcf of natural gas in Alaska’s Cook Inlet could be the region’s biggest discovery in decades and could go a long way toward meeting the heading and power generation demand in the state’s Southcentral region.

November 14, 2011

Houston Company Makes Big Find in Alaska

Houston-based Escopeta Oil Co. LLC’s discovery of an estimated 3.5 Tcf of natural gas in Alaska’s Cook Inlet could be the region’s biggest discovery in decades and could go a long way toward meeting the heading and power generation demand in the state’s Southcentral region.

November 8, 2011

EPA to Develop Shale Wastewater Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Thursday said it plans to develop national pretreatment standards for wastewater from shale natural gas extraction operations with a proposed rule expected to be issued in 2014. The news was met by industry groups asking the government agency to leave regulation in the hands of the individual states.

October 21, 2011

Shale Called ‘Source of Uncertainty’ for U.S. Gas Market

Shale gas production is projected to increase to the point where it becomes the dominant domestic gas supply over the next two decades, but it brings with it the “greatest source of uncertainty” facing North American gas markets, according to the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions.

September 19, 2011

Producer Group: Ohio Better Prepared for Shale Surge

With a drilling industry begun in the mid-1800s and modifications to its decades-old oil and gas law in place, Ohio is well prepared for the kind of shale industry growth that has to varying degrees overwhelmed other states, according to Ohio Oil & Gas Association (OOGA) Executive Vice President Tom Stewart.

August 29, 2011