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New Duke Study Again Finds Water Well Methane Near PA Shale Wells

Concentrations of methane, ethane and propane were found in higher levels in drinking water for homes within a kilometer of shale gas wells in parts of the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania, according to a study released Monday. It was the third such study by Duke University’s Robert Jackson, a professor of environmental sciences.

June 25, 2013
Shale Gas, Oil ‘Globally Abundant,’ EIA Says

Shale Gas, Oil ‘Globally Abundant,’ EIA Says

Estimated global shale gas and shale oil resources represent 32% of the world’s natural gas and 10% of the world’s crude oil technically recoverable resources, according to an assessment released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

June 11, 2013

Pennsylvania DEP Secretary Blasts Lawmaker Over Water Testing Allegations

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Michael Krancer took aim at a state lawmaker for accusing his agency of wrongdoing when it tested water supplies allegedly tainted by natural gas drilling.

November 19, 2012

Colorado Fire Postmortem: Most Gas Wells Online, Response Smooth

The Pine Ridge fire along the Western Slope of Colorado tested the natural gas industry and required more than 10 wells to be shuttered in part of the Piceance Basin earlier this month (see NGI, July 9), but the response was effective, according to Encana Corp.’s David Grisso, who was the producer’s manager on the ground.

July 16, 2012

Report: EPA’s Pennsylvania Water Samples Show No Impact from Fracking

A private firm hired by Chesapeake Energy Corp. has determined that drinking water sources tested by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Bradford County, PA, show no signs of any adverse impact from Marcellus Shale operations.

May 30, 2012

Chesapeake to Spin Off Granite Wash Royalty Trust

Chesapeake Energy Corp. has found another way to fund development for some of its abundant unconventional reserves, this time by launching an initial public offering (IPO) of a royalty trust for properties in the Anadarko Basin.

July 11, 2011

Magnum Hunter Ramps Up in West Virginia

The first well drilled by Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. into the northwestern West Virginia portion of the Marcellus Shale tested at an initial production (IP) rate of 7.0 MMcfe/d and was producing as of Dec. 22 into the recently completed Eureka Hunter Pipeline system, the company said.

December 27, 2010

Second Point Thomson Development Well Finished

ExxonMobil Production Co. has drilled and tested the second of two development wells for the Point Thomson project on Alaska’s North Slope, ahead of its year-end 2010 target, the company said Wednesday.

November 1, 2010

Second Point Thomson Development Well Finished

ExxonMobil Production Co. has drilled and tested the second of two development wells for the Point Thomson project on Alaska’s North Slope, ahead of its year-end 2010 target, the company said Wednesday.

October 29, 2010

Traders Don’t Expect Triple-Digit Build Repeat; Futures Rise

Natural gas futures pushed higher for a second straight day as the October contract tested $4 resistance on Wednesday before closing at $3.966, up 4.7 cents from Tuesday’s finish.

September 23, 2010
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