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USGS Says Shale Might Be Safe for Nuclear Waste Storage

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.

July 25, 2013

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.”

July 19, 2013

‘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).

July 1, 2013

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

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.

May 20, 2013
Devon’s Permian, Mississippian Topping Expectations

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.

April 17, 2013

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).

April 15, 2013

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.

April 9, 2013

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.

April 9, 2013

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.

March 20, 2013
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