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Shale Natural Gas Development Impacts Recreationists

August 1, 2019

As the Trump administration opens millions of acres of once protected land and coastline for oil and natural…
Cracking the catalytic code

April 25, 2018

The newly developed ability to tap previously inaccessible shale gas deposits during the last decade has created an…
Ash from dinosaur-era volcanoes linked with shale oil, gas

March 16, 2018

Nutrient-rich ash from an enormous flare-up of volcanic eruptions toward the end of the dinosaurs’ reign kicked off…
A fossil fuel technology that doesn’t pollute

January 3, 2018

Engineers at The Ohio State University are developing technologies that have the potential to economically convert fossil fuels…
Electricity from shale gas vs. coal: Lifetime toxic releases from coal much higher

October 25, 2017

Despite widespread concern about potential human health impacts from hydraulic fracturing, the lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with…
Helium may be a good safety indicator for gas extraction fields

October 1, 2017

We always say that natural resources are going to be less and less important. However, their significance is…
Deeper look at unconventional oil and gas

February 13, 2017

Understanding how oil and gas molecules, water and rocks interact at the nanoscale will help make extraction of…
Future U.S. tight oil and shale gas production depends on resources, technology, markets

August 23, 2016

Based on projections in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2016 (AEO2016), U.S. tight oil production…
New research: Shale gas extraction poses no risk of water supply contamination

May 5, 2016

Shale gas opposition has been describing extraction methods as ecological threat to water supplies. Concerns are raised because…
Four countries added to global shale oil and natural gas resource assessment

December 15, 2015

EIA continues to expand its assessment of technically recoverable shale oil and shale natural gas resources around the…
Shale gas development in China aided by government investment and decreasing well cost

October 1, 2015

Decreases in the cost to drill shale gas wells and continued investment into domestic production have allowed China…
Marcellus, Utica provide 85% of U.S. shale gas production growth since start of 2012

July 29, 2015

The productivity of natural gas wells in the Marcellus Shale and the neighboring Utica Shale is steadily increasing…
Argentina and China lead shale development outside North America in first-half 2015

June 29, 2015

As recently as last year, only four countries in the world were producing commercial volumes of either natural…
The Chemistry of Waters that Follow from Fracking: A Case Study

May 12, 2015

In a study of 13 hydraulically fractured shale gas wells in north-central Pennsylvania, USGS researchers found that the…
New technique shows shale-drilling additives in drinking-water taps near leak

May 5, 2015

Substances commonly used for drilling or extracting Marcellus shale gas foamed from the drinking water taps of three…
Staying power for shale gas

March 16, 2015

The natural gas boom that transformed the energy picture in the United States in the last decade is…
Shale gas and tight oil are commercially produced in just four countries

February 19, 2015

The United States, Canada, China, and Argentina are currently the only four countries in the world that are…
Fracking Responsible for Several Ohio Earthquakes, Scientists Say

January 7, 2015

A new report, published online in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, shows that the controversial…
Shale gas provides largest share of U.S. natural gas production in 2013

November 26, 2014

Total U.S. natural gas gross withdrawals reached a new high at 82 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d)…
Errant methane plumes detected over Marcellus wells

April 22, 2014

Using an airplane to detect greenhouse gas emissions from freshly drilled shale gas wells in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus basin,…
Book offers simplified guide to shale gas extraction

April 17, 2014

The new book, “Science Beneath the Surface: A Very Short Guide to the Marcellus Shale,” attempts to offer…
Shale oil boom fuel Argentina’s dreams

October 4, 2013

Argentina is investing heavily in shale oil, hoping to ride it to energy self-sufficiency and end dependence on…
Can fracking cause bigger, more frequent earthquakes?

July 18, 2013

Injecting fluids into the Earth, whether to recover natural gas or to obtain thermal energy from the planet,…
Horizontal drilling boosts Pennsylvania’s natural gas production

January 2, 2013

Between 2009 and 2011, Pennsylvania’s natural gas production more than quadrupled due to expanded horizontal drilling combined with…
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