Kinder Morgan Considering Old Louisiana Shipyard Site

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP is in talks with the owner of a Louisiana shipyard on the Mississippi River about possibly redeveloping the site.

April 11, 2014

Industry, PHMSA to Share Results of Bakken Crude Tests

The federal government's independent testing of Bakken crude oil's content and chemical composition is ongoing after its launch last fall, and the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) has launched its own testing program. Indications Tuesday were that eventually the government and the industry will share their respective test results.

April 1, 2014

Study Casts Oil Exports as Economic Growth Engine

An oil industry-funded study says allowing export of domestic crude oil would create thousands of jobs and be a boon to consumers and the U.S. economy.

April 1, 2014

LNG Export Study Redux: ‘More the Better,’ Even More So

An update of a study supporting the case for exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has found that the “more the better” argument is even more true when fresh, more optimistic data on U.S. gas production are considered, and that the manufacturing and chemicals sectors have nothing to fear from LNG exports.

March 11, 2014
Utica Benefiting Ohio Economy; Much Depends on NGLs, Study Says

Utica Benefiting Ohio Economy; Much Depends on NGLs, Study Says

Researchers at Cleveland State University (CSU) have released their latest study assessing the rate of growth in the Utica Shale play, showing that its impact on the state’s economy is truly beginning to show itself, while stressing that much of the play’s economics hinge on natural gas liquids (NGL) production.

January 10, 2014

Researchers Find 18 Tcf Left in Fayetteville at About $4/Mcf

The venerable Fayetteville Shale has about 38 Tcf of technically recoverable reserves left, and 18 Tcf of that can be had with gas prices near $4/Mcf, according to a study by the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT).

January 9, 2014

Air Pollution Study in Ohio Latest to Gauge Emissions in Appalachia

The University of Cincinnati and Oregon State University are partnering on a new air quality study to better understand the environmental impacts of unconventional oil and gas operations in Carroll County, Ohio, which has seen the most drilling activity in the state.

December 31, 2013

Alaska Weighs Equity Stake in North Slope Gas Project

A study commissioned by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on the commercial aspects of the Alaska liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project that the three major North Slope oil producers (ExxonMobil Corp., BP plc, ConocoPhillips and TransCanada Corp.) are pursuing says the state would benefit from having an equity stake in the pipeline and LNG project.

November 19, 2013

Duke Researchers Issue Another Controversial Report

Researchers from Duke University published another controversial study on Wednesday, this time taking aim at a wastewater treatment plant in western Pennsylvania after finding radioactive chemicals in an adjacent creek bed, and blaming the find on Marcellus Shale development.

October 7, 2013

New Polls Show New York, Nation Increasingly Opposed to Fracking

Two public opinion polls, one in New York and one of voting-age residents across the nation, indicate that support for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is slipping, with opposition to the practice reaching a high in one poll conducted in New York.

October 4, 2013
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