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Poll Finds Strong Support for Fracking in North Carolina

Poll Finds Strong Support for Fracking in North Carolina

A Harris Interactive poll found that 60% of North Carolina voters support the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in their state, and 74% support the Tar Heel State moving forward with offshore oil and natural gas exploration and production.

March 27, 2013

North Carolina Gas Reserve Estimates Said Too Optimistic

North Carolina’s assistant state geologist said estimates put forth by supporters of natural gas development in the Tar Heel State are overly optimistic and actual reserves are probably much lower.

May 28, 2012

State Geologist Says Some North Carolina Gas Supply Estimates Too Optimistic

North Carolina’s assistant state geologist said estimates put forth by supporters of natural gas development in the Tar Heel State are overly optimistic and actual reserves are probably much lower.

May 25, 2012

Pipe Safety Bill Has Achilles Heel, Says Lawmaker

The House pipeline safety reauthorization bill’s Achilles Heel is that it grandfathers aging natural gas pipeline and distribution facilities from having to install new technology — automatic and remote-controlled shut-off valves or excess flow valves — to prevent explosions or quickly bring them under control once they have occurred, a California congresswoman told a House subcommittee Friday.

July 18, 2011

Lawmaker Points to House Pipe Safety Bill’s Achilles Heel

The House pipeline safety reauthorization bill’s Achilles Heel is that it grandfathers aging natural gas pipeline and distribution facilities from having to install new technology — automatic and remote-controlled shut-off valves or excess flow valves — to prevent explosions or quickly bring them under control once they have occurred, a California congresswoman told a House subcommittee Friday.

July 18, 2011

Futures Rebound Following Another $4 Test Failure

After warding off the March contract in its last week of trading, psychological support at $4 proved to be a similar Achilles heel for April futures bears on Friday. The contract traded below that price level for most of the morning before rallying in the afternoon to close at $4.198, up 12.1 cents from Thursday and 16.2 cents higher than the previous week’s finish.

March 2, 2009

Aboriginal Issues Hinder Mackenzie Pipe Project

The Achilles heel of the Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline project is showing as its sponsors labor at the delicate diplomacy of obtaining consent from the aboriginal population in the Northwest Territories.

December 8, 2003

Aboriginal Issues Hinder Mackenzie Pipe Project

The Achilles heel of the Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline project is showing as its sponsors labor at the delicate diplomacy of obtaining consent from the aboriginal population in the Northwest Territories.

December 2, 2003