Expansions of oil and gas activity and infrastructure in the Gulf Coast and Southwest regions of the United States could contribute annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 541 million tons (mmt) of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) by 2030, according to a new study published by the University of Texas at Austin (UT).
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Fluid Density Differences Said to Cause Anadarko Basin Tremors Long After Oil, Gas Drilling Completed
A new geological study that focused on areas of the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma shows that differences in density between underground water and wastewater from oil and gas drilling injected into the ground corresponds with continued earthquakes long after the drilling stops.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comment on a draft study that examines how onshore oil and natural gas wastewater can be better managed as it continues to increase in basins across the country.
The upstream and midstream sectors of Colorado’s oil and gas industry supported 89,000 jobs, accounted for $13.5 billion of the gross domestic product and created $1 billion of public revenue in 2017, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Denver Business School.
Prospects for a wide variety of chemical manufacturing in the Appalachian Basin are robust as methane, propane and butane production is expected to continue increasing in the Marcellus and Utica shales in the coming years, according to a study released last week by IHS Markit.
Hess Corp. reported increased production in the Bakken Shale, saying this week that it plans to deploy a fifth rig there in the third quarter, followed by a sixth rig in 4Q2018. The company also plans to complete a comprehensive study in the play this year to determine the best drilling methods moving forward.
Researchers said an analysis of seismic activity within two geologic regions in Texas supports the assertion that a series of earthquakes that has struck the area since 2009 were caused by human activity, with injected wastewater from oil and gas drilling in the Barnett Shale possibly to blame.
A 2,800% increase in Pennsylvania’s natural gas production between 2007 and 2016 has dramatically decreased the price all consumers in the state pay for the fuel, according to a study released by the University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy.
Crude-by-rail as a transportation option could reduce the regulatory and political push back to building pipelines for U.S.-produced oil, according to a study by University of Chicago (UC) researchers.
In a critical step to furthering petrochemical development in the Appalachian Basin, a team of researchers has concluded after a one-year study that there are multiple options for underground natural gas liquids (NGL) storage in various formations throughout the region.