Petchem, LNG Projects Seen Leading GHG Emissions Growth from U.S. Oil and Gas Sector Through 2030

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).

January 17, 2020
Fluid Density Differences Said to Cause Anadarko Basin Tremors Long After Oil, Gas Drilling Completed

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.

July 24, 2019

Colorado Energy Industry in ’17 Supported 89,000 Jobs, $1B in Revenue, Says Industry Report

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.

March 25, 2019

Appalachian Shales Present More Petrochemical Opportunities, Study Finds

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.

March 25, 2019

Hess Plans to Add Two Rigs, Complete Study in Bakken in 2018

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.

April 26, 2018

Culprit in Texas Quakes Likely Wastewater Injection, Say Researchers

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.

November 29, 2017

Study Finds ‘Pennsylvania’s Gas Decade’ Slashed Costs for Consumers

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.

November 1, 2017

Crude-by-Rail Adds Costs — But Flexibility — Over Pipes, Says Study

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.

September 28, 2017

Study Finds Appalachian Basin Ripe for Underground NGL Storage

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.

September 1, 2017

Appalachian NGL Storage Study Nearing Completion

An extensive study that began last year with the backing of a Pittsburgh-based charitable organization and some of the region’s major producers to determine the potential of underground natural gas liquids (NGL) storage in the Appalachian Basin is almost finished.

June 21, 2017
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