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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 113 - Recent Study Shows Economic Benefits of the Marcellus Shale

domestic energy  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  new york  onshore  pennsylvania  revenues  severance tax  west virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 27, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Dr. Tim Considine of the University of Wyoming about his recent study that quantifies the economic impact of developing natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation, which stretches beneath large portions of New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. His study also looks at state policies that could hinder natural gas production in the region and slow economic opportunities. 

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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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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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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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The Truth about Hydraulic Fracturing

domestic energy  energy policy  hydraulic fracturing  onshore  rhetoric vs reality  water quality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 25, 2010

Vanity Fair is known for publishing provocative articles, and this week's Web edition is no exception.

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Climate Concerns Delay Onshore Leases

blm  domestic energy  energy policy  epa  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas emissions  onshore 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 12, 2010

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is delaying an April 13 oil and natural gas lease sale covering 91,000 acres in Montana, and North and South Dakota to study energy development's climate impact. The decision follows a legal settlement we mentioned in March, in which environmentalists challenged the lease sale under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

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Utah Pushing for Energy Development

access  alaska  energy policy  montana  new mexico  offshore drilling  onshore  utah  west virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 30, 2010

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a law that would allow his state to file eminent domain proceedings against the federal government. 

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