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API Supports GWPC's Disclosure Registry

department of energy  domestic energy  energy policy  fracking  ground water protection council  groundwater  hydraulic fracturing  drilling wells  groundwater protection  hydraulic fracturing fluids  natural gas wells 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 15, 2010

API has announced that it supports the voluntary chemical disclosure registry being developed by the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) with the endorsement of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC). The registry is a step toward providing information about the chemicals in hydraulic fracturing fluids while protecting drilling companies' intellectual property. 

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U.S. Energy Innovations Help Argentina

horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  shale formations  technology innovation  argentina  bolivia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 10, 2010

Here's a prime example of how good old-fashioned American ingenuity is helping people around the globe. This good news story involves Argentina and the U.S. innovation that combines horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing to produce natural gas locked in hard shale formations.

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Gov. Paterson Should Veto the Fracking Moratorium

access  bakken shale  domestic energy  energy information administration  energy policy  fracking  hydraulic fracturing  moratorium  new york 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 30, 2010

The New York State Assembly passed a measure placing a six-month moratorium on hydraulic fracturing late yesterday. The state Senate passed the ban in August, and now the legislation will go to Gov. David Paterson for his signature.

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The Enormous Potential of PA's Marcellus Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing

access  domestic energy  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  fracking  fracking fluids  hydraulic fracturing  pennsylvania  shale rock  fracturing fluids  marcellus shale coalition  pittsburgh  water supplies 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 19, 2010

Pennsylvania appears to be having a knee-jerk reaction to a commonly-used process to produce natural gas from shale rock formations. In the past few days, the outgoing governor has imposed a ban on all new natural gas drilling on public lands, and Pittsburgh's City Council has passed a bill to ban drilling within the city limits.

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Barnett's Monster Well

domestic energy  energy policy  fracking  government revenue  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  texas  barnett formation  chesapeake energy corporation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 18, 2010

It's being called a monster. It's the biggest natural gas well in North Texas' Barnett Shale formation, and in September it produced more than 17.8 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.

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New Hydraulic Fracturing Materials Posted

domestic energy  fracturing fluids  halliburton  hydraulic fracturing  cheapeake energy  facturing  methanol 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 15, 2010

If you saw the 60 Minutes story on hydraulic fracturing last night, you might be looking for information about this tried-and-true oil and natural gas field practice. Here are some online resources that could be helpful.

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Addressing Hydraulic Fracturing Issues One-by-One

congress  domestic energy  energy policy  government revenue  hydraulic fracturing  water 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 12, 2010

A few days ago, a reader submitted a comment to this blog in which she posed several questions about hydraulic fracturing. Her final question asked why the hydraulic fracturing issue had become so adversarial: 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode - 121 Oil and Natural Gas Development in the Michigan Basin

domestic energy  fracing  fracking  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  michigan  directional drilling  michigan basin 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Dr. William B. Harrison, III of Western Michigan University about the economic benefits of oil and natural gas development in the state, particularly the Michigan Basin. 

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PA Official: Hydraulic Fracturing Risks "Exaggerated"

domestic energy  energy policy  ground water  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  pennsylvania  water  department of environmental protection 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 5, 2010

Pennsylvania's chief environmental regulator says he's seen no evidence that hydraulic fracturing contaminates underground water supplies. 

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