The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said shale and other formations might be a safe place to dispose of nuclear waste, specifically spent nuclear fuel (SNF) currently being stored at nuclear power plants around the world.
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Oil, Gas Sector Silent on McCarthy Confirmation
Environmental groups, the Edison Electric Institute and large natural gas end-users were quick to commend the Senate’s confirmation Thursday of Gina McCarthy as head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but oil and natural gas companies were apparently following the rule, “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.”
‘Space-Age’ Risk Management Coming to Energy Patch
The oil and natural gas industry will have access to the same kind of risk-management practices used by astronauts and the technicians on the ground who support them through an alliance formed by Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions and the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC).
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.
Two Oregon LNG Export Projects Said on Track
The backers of two proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export-import projects in Oregon said their plans remain on track, putting them ahead of competition from proposed facilities on British Columbia’s (BC) west coast. Jordan Cove LNG may file for federal approval this week.
Devon’s Permian, Mississippian Topping Expectations
Devon Energy Corp. is increasing its oil-directed drilling this year across the Permian Basin and in the emerging Mississippian Lime as it continues its transition from a natural gas heavyweight, CEO John Richels said Tuesday.
ACSF: NGVs Only 2% of U.S. Gas Demand in 2025
Natural gas vehicles (NGV) will represent just 2% of the overall demand for natural gas in the United States by 2025, making them unlikely to cause a spike in natural gas prices, according to a report by the American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF).
Carrizo Resumes Operations at Pennsylvania Well That Malfunctioned
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has given Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. permission to resume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations at a natural gas well in Wyoming County that malfunctioned last month.
Proposed Alaska Fracking Rules Too Strict, Industry Says
The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) is weighing stricter regulations for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) that, among other things, would require expanded notification of landowners before fracking begins and disclosure of chemicals used in frack fluids.
Northeast Gains Hide Modest Market Losses; Futures Notch New High
Physical gas prices were mostly down Tuesday except for in the Northeast, where traders dug in and bought necessary volumes to see them through late-season cold and a series of storms.