Questions

Researchers Peering into Shale Pores

Gas and oil reside in the shales, but how much, and at what price, are questions researchers at the University of Oklahoma (OU) hope to answer at a new oil and gas “center of excellence.”

June 10, 2013

Researchers in Oklahoma Peering into Shale Pores

Gas and oil reside in the shales, but how much, and at what price, are questions researchers at the University of Oklahoma (OU) hope to answer at a new oil and gas “center of excellence.”

June 7, 2013

No Frack Attack During EPA Nominee Hearing

President Obama’s nominee for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sailed through her confirmation hearing last Thursday, fielding softball questions from Democrats. The issues raised by Republicans were more pointed, but not by much. Gina McCarthy was not pressed on one of the most important issues to oil and gas — regulations pertaining to hydraulic fracturing (fracturing).

April 15, 2013

No Frack Attack During EPA Nominee Hearing

President Obama’s nominee for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) easily sailed through her confirmation hearing Thursday, fielding softball questions from Democrats. The issues raised by Republicans were more pointed, but not by much. Gina McCarthy was not pressed on hydraulic fracturing (fracturing).

April 12, 2013

Confirmation Hearing of EPA Nominee Short on Expected Fireworks

President Obama’s nominee for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sailed through her confirmation hearing Thursday, fielding softball questions from Democrats. The issues raised by Republicans were more pointed, but not by much.

April 12, 2013

Moniz: Fracking Natural Gas Provides Bridge to Zero-Carbon Future

Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary-designate Ernest J. Moniz fielded questions about his position on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), natural gas exports and climate change during his confirmation hearing Tuesday before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

April 10, 2013

ExxonMobil Takes Heat on Arkansas Oil Spill

An ExxonMobil Corp. oil pipeline spill late last month in Mayflower, AR, has left many questions in its wake for regulators and state officials about what the accident may mean for future pipeline projects from, including the controversial Keystone XL project that would carry oilsands crude to Gulf Coast markets.

April 8, 2013

Industry Brief

A round of public forums on California’s discussion draft regulations on hydraulic fracturing have begun in Los Angeles and will continue with a second workshop scheduled to be held March 13 in Bakersfield, CA, by the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources. Jason Marshall, chief deputy director of the state’s Department of Conservation, said “interesting and helpful comments” were obtained at the Los Angeles session Feb. 19. Marshall said the goal is have new regulations in place in the next 12-18 months. In the upcoming workshop, the discussion draft rules will be broken into seven parts, with four parts discussed in morning sessions and three in the afternoon. The final session will allow for public comments and questions. A third workshop will be held in Sacramento later this year.

March 1, 2013

MSC Reaching Out to Promised Land Audiences

MSC also released a longer video on social media channels and is asking viewers to submit their questions about natural gas production and use. The video includes a series of clips from a variety of news programs detailing the economic benefits of developing the Marcellus Shale.

January 8, 2013

No Shining Knight Yet for Quicksilver

During an earnings conference call last week, analysts peppered the management of Fort Worth, TX-based Quicksilver Resources Inc. with questions about efforts to establish a joint venture (JV) in the Horn River Basin and take a partner in the Barnett Shale, but executives were tight-lipped, not wanting to disclose details of talks.

November 12, 2012
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