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The Energy Revolution Will Be Charted

shale energy  bakken formation  oil and natural gas development  economic growth 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 5, 2014

A couple of snapshots of America’s shale energy boom, with a h/t to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

First, Marcellus Shale natural gas production topped 15 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) through July, a first. EIA reports that the Marcellus accounts for 40 percent of U.S. shale gas production. Output has grown to its current level from 2 bcf/d in 2010.

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Drilling Completions Up in Third Quarter

bakken formation  deepwater drilling moratorium  domestic energy  eia  energy  energy demand  energy information administration  energy supply  gulf of mexico  horizontal drilling  natural gas wells  oil and natural gas drilling  oil drilling  oil wells 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 28, 2010

U.S. oil and natural gas drilling increased markedly in the third quarter this year, according to API's 2010 Quarterly Well Completion Report: Third Quarter. An estimated 11,297 oil wells, natural gas wells and dry holes were completed, which was 45 percent higher than during the same period in 2009. 

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North Dakota Oil Production = Breaking Records

bakken formation  domestic energy  north dakota  oil production  onshore  north dakota oil production  north dakota petroleum council 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 16, 2010

After months of mixed economic news and 9-10 percent unemployment, it's heartening to read about areas of the country that seem to be doing well.

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ND Oil Production 'Off the Chart'

bakken formation  domestic energy  north dakota  north dakota petroleum council  onshore 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 6, 2010

North Dakota produced a record amount of crude oil last year, putting it ahead of Louisiana as the fourth-largest oil-producing state. The state produced 79.7 million barrels of crude oil in 2009, and it expects to produce even more this year. 

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Blogosphere Buzz: Oil Industry Booms--in North Dakota

bakken formation  bakken shale  domestic energy  efficiency  north dakota 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 2, 2010

The blogosphere is buzzing about a recent Wall Street Journal editorial titled, "Oil Industry Booms--in North Dakota." The article discusses the state's recent economic prosperity as companies utilize advanced technologies to turn the Bakken Shale deposit into one of the fastest-growing oil-producing areas in the United States. 

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More Rockin' NEAR the Bakken?

bakken formation  domestic energy  energy  oil production  us geological survey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 15, 2009

The U.S. Geological Survey calls the Bakken formation the largest continuous oil accumulation it has ever assessed--and nearby, there may be even more North Dakota oil than was previously thought. 

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Rockin' the Bakken

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 17, 2009

The Bakken formation is making a noticeable improvement in U.S. oil production. According to API's Monthly Statistical Report for May 2009, U.S. oil production climbed for the fifth straight month largely because of higher output from North Dakota's Bakken shale production.

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