Science

Synthesizing Marcellus Water Data Focus of Research

Tracking potential impacts of Marcellus Shale drilling activity on water quality will be the focus of a $750,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation, according to Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), which is to lead the collaboration.

October 13, 2011

Bentek CEO: Shale Overproduction to Dampen Demand, Prices

With the boom in shale gas production, an oversupply of natural gas is likely to outstrip demand for the fuel and keep prices under the $5 level, Colorado-based Bentek CEO Porter Bennett told the gas committee Monday at the summer meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in Los Angeles.

July 20, 2011

Penn State Scientists Developing Homegrown Proppant

The answer to some of the environmental concerns about hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Pennsylvania is a homegrown synthetic proppant that could be used instead of sand, according to Nittany Extraction Technologies, a company founded by two Pennsylvania State University engineering professors.

July 1, 2011

MIT: U.S. Should Back Expanded Shale Research

Researchers with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI) say natural gas has a bright future, but they said the government needs to be more involved and industry needs to remain vigilant over potential — but so far unrealized — environmental disasters.

June 13, 2011

Researchers Studying Gas Flow in Tight Formations

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are studying methods for extracting natural gas from tight sands and shale formations using a single-molecule imaging system.

May 2, 2011

Innovation Is Called a Push Me Pull You Effort

The next wave of upstream innovation is likely to combine the “push” of science and “pull” by the industry, and will be achieved by companies that hire the best people, according to a panel of industry representatives at CERAWeek 2011 in Houston last week.

March 14, 2011

CERAWeek: Innovation Is a Push Me Pull You Effort

The next wave of upstream innovation is likely to combine the “push” of science and “pull” by the industry, and will be achieved by companies that hire the best people, according to a panel of industry representatives at CERAWeek 2011 in Houston Tuesday.

March 11, 2011

EPA Submits Draft Hydrofracking Study Plan for Scientific Review

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last Tuesday submitted a 140-page draft plan to the agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) to study potential drinking water contamination associated with chemicals and fluids used in hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking).

February 14, 2011

EPA’s Draft Hydrofracking Study Plan Under Scientific Review

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tuesday submitted a 140-page draft plan to the agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) to study potential drinking water contamination associated with chemicals and fluids used in hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking).

February 9, 2011

EPA Submits Draft Hydrofracking Study Plan for Scientific Review

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tuesday submitted a 140-page draft plan to the agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) to study potential drinking water contamination associated with chemicals and fluids used in hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking).

February 9, 2011