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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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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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Hydraulic Fracturing 'Distortion'

domestic energy  energy policy  fracking  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  natural gas fracking  rhetoric vs reality  water quality  energy policy act of 2005 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 12, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had hoped to hold hearings on hydraulic fracturing in New York this week. They were scheduled at Binghamton University, but when it was learned that potentially thousands of people would attend, the EPA moved them to a larger venue in Syracuse, 65 miles north. The move prompted howls among groups who had planned to fly-in from all over the country, leading EPA to postpone the hearings until next month. 

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New Gas Plays Hold Promise

domestic energy  fracking  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  ohio  onshore  pennsylvania  technology innovation  utica shale  virginia  west virginia  mit 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 8, 2010

Interest is rising in a relatively new natural gas discovery called the Utica Shale. It lies beneath the Marcellus Shale and stretches from Canada's Quebec Province through Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, western Virginia and into West Virginia. 

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MIT Study: Natural Gas' Role in Our Energy Future

domestic energy  energy policy  fracking  hydraulic fracturing  mit  natural gas  onshore 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 7, 2010

A new, comprehensive MIT study has people talking about the role of natural gas in the nation's energy future. 

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Energy Formations to Watch

bakken shale  domestic energy  eagle ford shale  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  hydro fracking  texas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 29, 2010

We've told you about the BakkenMarcellusHaynesvilleBossier, and other U.S. shale formations that are helping to provide much-needed domestic energy supplies. But have you heard of Eagle Ford

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Conference Call on Hydraulic Fracturing

domestic energy  fracking  fracking fluids  hydraulic fracturing  hydro fracking 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 26, 2010

Yesterday API hosted a conference call about hydraulic fracturing with 14 bloggers who previously expressed a strong interest in this 60-year-old drilling practice. 

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