Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), former chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, announced Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2012 after serving 32 years in Congress.
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Officials with the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) project along Oregon’s south-central coast said they will seek to make the LNG facility and its 1.2 Bcf/d connecting transmission pipeline a dual export-import project, which will mean the pipeline flow will be reversible.
Even though its home country of France has nixed shale gas and oil exploration, Paris-based Total will continue to seek unconventional resources, a spokesman told NGI’s Shale Daily. Total sees gas as a major player on the world’s energy stage over the next 20 years.
While Southern California utilities seek balance in their approaches to renewables and natural gas-fired electric generation, a group of German solar companies touted the prospects for increased growth in solar photovoltaic (PV) technology on a global basis, regardless of another revolution taking place in the North American shale gas patch.
Estimates now used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and independent researchers to determine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from upstream shale gas production likely are “significantly overstated” because they are based on assumptions that don’t reflect current industry practices, according to IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA).
Three Wyoming producers — Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., Noble Energy and ConocoPhillips — eventually will seek permission from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to drill up to 4,200 natural gas wells over 265,000 acres in the state.
Calling it a fresh look, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced Wednesday a new multi-state environmental impact review on oil shale and tar sand plans in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. This could eventually impact the allocation of shale and tar sands resources.