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04.23.13

Interior chief Jewell: 'One size doesn't fit all' on fracking

Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell, a former drilling engineer in Oklahoma, said: "Fracking as a technique has been around for decades... I have performed the procedure myself very safely."

 

04.22.13

Rise in U.S. Gas Production Fuels Unexpected Plunge in Emissions

U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions have fallen dramatically in recent years, in large part because the country is making more electricity with natural gas instead of coal.

 

04.10.13

How US Shale Blew Up The Global Energy Market

Late last month, Alexey Miller, CEO of the Russian energy giant Gazprom, dismissed the energy boom occurring in the U.S. right now as a "soap bubble [that] will burst soon" - and said the United States was "not a competitor" to Gazprom.

 

04.05.13

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions declined in 2012

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2012 were the lowest in the United States since 1994, at 5.3 billion metric tons of CO2. With the exception of 2010, emissions have declined every year since 2007.

 

04.04.13

Keystone XL Pipeline Draws Broad Support

As the Obama administration approaches a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, a national survey finds broad public support for the project.

 

04.03.13

Natural gas makes Iowa rich ground for fertilizer

Iowa, it seems, has become a destination for companies that want to produce ammonium nitrate fertilizer. Gov. Terry Branstad has announced two such deals, one in Lee County and one in Woodbury County, each requiring more than a $1 billion in corporate investment in the past 12 months. There's also talk of a third potential plant at a site in Mitchell County.

 

04.02.13

Keystone XL Pipeline Draws Broad Support

As the Obama administration approaches a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, a national survey finds broad public support for the project. Two-thirds of Americans (66%) favor building the pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada’s oil sands region through the Midwest to refineries in Texas. Just 23% oppose construction of the pipeline.

 

04.02.13

European industry flocks to U.S. to take advantage of cheaper gas

The gap in natural gas prices has opened quickly, leaving companies that make investment decisions years in advance scrambling to catch up. As recently as 2007, U.S. natural gas prices were only about 20 percent lower than Europe's, not enough to fundamentally reshape markets.

 

04.01.13

Natural gas company to hold job fair in Maine

A company involved in a natural gas distribution project in central Maine plans a job fair in Augusta to fill 45 positions.

 

04.01.13

Shale-derived natural gas liquids are essential but overlooked

The nonprofit Brookings Institution has a new report out that focuses on the importance to U.S. industry and the nation of the often over-looked natural gas liquids that are found in shale formations.

 
 
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