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The Shale Gas Revolution

carbon emissions  domestic energy  eia  energy policy  fracking  horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  texas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 7, 2011

There's a revolution occurring in the United States, and it is spreading throughout the world. It is the shale gas revolution, and it has the potential to alter the global energy picture for many years to come. It began a few years ago when Texas oil man George Mitchell had a hunch that he could produce natural gas from the Barnett Shale formation in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Although some geologists were skeptical, Mitchell discovered that gas could be produced by using a combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. When other energy companies learned of his success, they improved on his innovation and helped to create a new industry and thousands of jobs across the country. 

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Oil Industry Rocket Science

domestic energy  gasoline  government revenue  hydraulic fracturing  new mexico  new mexico  onshore  permian basin  texas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 8, 2011

A major milestone was reached in the Permian Basin a few days ago. Chevron Corp. produced its 5 billionth barrel of oil from this U.S. formation. Overall, nearly 40 billion barrels of oil equivalent (oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids) have been produced by several companies in the basin since the 1920s, and it's still going strong. 

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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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China Invests in U.S. Oil and Gas

chesapeake energy corporation  china  de facto moratorium  domestic energy  drilling permits  energy  gulf of mexico  horizontal drilling  oil imports  texas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 18, 2010

China has overtaken the United States as the world's largest energy consumer, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The executive director of the IEA Nobuo Tanaka said last week, "Probably half of the oil demand increase comes from China." (Reuters) 

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Texas Rallies for Jobs

citizen rallies  domestic energy  energy citizens  energy worker rallies  energy workers  texas  unemployment  energy citizen 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 31, 2010

Thousands of people from all walks of life are expected to participate in rallies for jobs and the economy tomorrow, Sept. 1. They will gather at three venues in Houston, Port Arthur and Corpus Christi, Texas, where they will make their voices heard.

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Gallup Poll: Energy-Producing States = Best Job Creators

alaska  domestic energy  energy development  north dakota  ok  oklahoma  pennsylvania  texas  west virginia  energy-producing states  gallup  gallup poll  gallup poll on energy  lousiana 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 26, 2010

As we've mentioned on this blog many times, energy development is a primary driver of job creation. Developing the nation's abundant oil and natural gas resources could create tens of thousands of additional jobs. 

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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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