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Hydraulic Fracturing: The Key to New Wyoming Wells

fracking  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  hydro fracking  natural gas drilling  shale gas drilling  wyoming  wyoming shale gas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 22, 2010

A couple of successful wells are causing energy companies to take a fresh look at the southeastern corner of Wyoming. 

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EPA Launches Study on Hydraulic Fracturing

domestic energy  energy policy  epa  fracking  hydraulic fracturing  hydrofracking  technology innovation  water quality  epa study on fracking  epa study on hydraulic fracturing 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 18, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it will launch a study into the oil and natural gas production practice known as hydraulic fracturing. According to a press statement, EPA will focus on fracking's potential impact on water quality and public health. 

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Natural Gas' "Shale Gale"

domestic energy  energy demand  energy policy  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  natural gas drilling  gas from shale 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 15, 2010

About 30 years ago, Kuwait's economic advisor in Washington predicted the United States would become dependent on the Middle East for natural gas supplies. 

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Natural Gas: 'An Unexpected Gift'

access  domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 10, 2010

Many of the world's most knowledgeable energy experts are meeting in Houston this week at the 29th annual CERAWeek conference. CERAWeek is sponsored by IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Inc. to provide insight on the future of energy. 

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Furor over Fracking: Consider the Facts

domestic energy  energy policy  hydraulic fracturing 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 24, 2010

A few days ago, two members of Congress launched an investigation into the energy development practice known as hydraulic fracturing. Reps. Henry Waxman (D - Calif.) and Edward Markey (D - Mass.) sent letters to eight hydraulic-fracturing companies to request information on the substances used in the process. 

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U.S. is the World's Largest Natural Gas Producer

domestic energy  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 21, 2010

As we reported yesterday, hydraulic fracturing has led to a boom in U.S. natural gas production in recent years, greatly increasing the nation's supplies of this clean-burning fuel. It has been so successful, in fact, the United States has overtaken Russia as the world's largest natural-gas producer. 

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The Case for Hydraulic Fracturing

domestic energy  energy policy  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 20, 2010

"A great American success story." That's how Bob R. Simpson, chairman of the board and founder of XTO Energy Inc., described his company during today's congressional hearing--but the phrase also can be applied to the recent boom in U.S. natural gas production.

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A "Monster" Well in Texas

domestic energy  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  texas  chesapeake energy corporation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 13, 2010

"It's a monster!" Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon said, referring to his company's seventh natural gas well drilled into the Barnett Shale formation in Texas. 

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Energy from the Bossier Shale

domestic drilling  domestic energy  drilling  hydraulic fracturing  louisiana 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 20, 2009

An article in today's Shreveport Times discusses the initial production results of Bossier Shale formation, and the findings are encouraging enough that it is expected to become a major player in U.S. natural gas development. The first Bossier Shale well was drilled in August flowed at 9.4 million cubic feet per day. 

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