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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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Natural Gas: PA Prospers, NY Delays Development

domestic energy  energy resources  energy supply  government revenue  natural gas  new york  pennsylvania  bradford county  susquehanna county 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 2, 2010

The United States is blessed with an abundance of clean-burning natural gas. It provides fuel for industry, power for heating, and chemicals for plastics, medicines and a wide variety of consumer products, such bicycle helmets and hospital supplies, that make Americans safer, healthier, and more comfortable. At the current rate of consumption, it's estimated that the United States has enough natural gas to last about 100 years.

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PA Governor Holds Energy Jobs Hostage

access  domestic energy  energy policy  leasing  natural gas jobs  natural gas tax  pennsylvania  taxes  unemployment  ed rendell  severance tax 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 27, 2010

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell yesterday signed an executive order halting natural gas development on state lands. In a statement, he said the ban was needed "to protect our un-leased public lands from this [drilling] rush." But many believe the executive order was driven by politics, not environmental protection. 

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American Drillers Rescued Chilean Miners

drilling  pennsylvania  chile  drill bit  miner rescue  miners  quecreek mine rescue 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 21, 2010

American ingenuity played a huge role in the rescue of the 33 miners in Chile. While the whole world watched, the miners were pulled from the copper mine through a 28-inch hole drilled by two small U.S. companies.

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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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It's About Energy

domestic energy  energy  energy citizens  energy nation  energy policy  energy worker rallies  job creation  jobs rallies  north dakota  pennsylvania  rally for jobs  unemployment 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 27, 2010

During the first Clinton presidential campaign, adviser James Carville reportedly placed a placard on the wall that said, "The economy, stupid." His point was clear. The key issue for voters that year was the economy. 

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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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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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New Study: Marcellus Shale = 280K New Jobs, $6 Billion Revenue

domestic energy  hydraulic fracturing  marcellus  marcellus natural gas  marcellus production  natural gas  new york  penn state natural gas study  pennsylvania natural gas  west virginia  economic impacts of marcellus 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 21, 2010

Natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale could generate nearly $6 billion in government revenue, 280,000 new jobs and more than 18 billion cubic feet of clean-burning natural gas per day, according to a new study.

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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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