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EPA Needs to Fix Air Emissions Proposal

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Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted March 15, 2012

EPA's proposed rules for the oil and natural gas sector, which address sources of air emissions including those associated with hydraulic fracturing, are due to be finalized in the first week of April. The rules are important because they would over time affect hundreds of thousands of natural gas development operations.

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Graphically Speaking: Bakken Oil & Natural Gas Production

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 6, 2012

Pretty neat animation by the Energy Information Administration, showing the growth of oil and natural gas production in the Bakken shale play between 1985 and 2010. You can see the locations and the yields of different wells within the Bakken in time-lapse fashion. EIA:

“Oil production growth in the Bakken shale play mirrors somewhat the growth in natural gas production in the Barnett play (Texas). Like the Barnett, the Bakken drilling and production animation … shows that drilling activity built up gradually and eventually led to rapid growth, particularly from 2006 to 2010. Production grew because of increased use of horizontal drilling and the addition of hydraulic fracturing, coupled with elevated prices for crude oil and other natural gas liquids.”

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