Tag: gas

Water resources a problem for energy extration worldwide, report finds

According to the analysis by the World Resources Institute, 38 percent of the earth’s shale gas and tight oil resources are in areas that are either arid or under high levels of water stress already _ a scenario that does not mesh with the high water demands of today’s extraction techniques.  More »

Researchers at work on using liquid nitrogen instead of water in fracturing

Petroleum engineers in Colorado are working on a process called cryogenic fracturing, which replaces water with searing cold liquid nitrogen or liquid carbon dioxide.  More »

Study finds more arsenic in north Texas water wells near drilling

In the study, University of Texas at Arlington biochemists measured 100 wells across the Barnett Shale, believed to hold one of the largest natural gas reserves in the U.S., and compared the results to a similar study undertaken before hydraulic fracturing technology and higher natural gas prices opened the area to drilling.  More »

Feds to resume leasing for fracturing in California

The move will end a halt that has stood since a federal judge ruled in 2013 that the federal agency failed to follow environmental law in allowing fracking on public land in Monterey County.  More »

Guest commentary: Eight steps to plug cybersecurity holes

Since governmental guidelines and voluntary practices of today can quickly turn into the requirements of tomorrow, the oil and gas pipeline industry can prepare now.  More »

Expo presents lots of talk about Permian land, but not much of it

The nation’s top oil producer is attracting more than a few glances from operators not already established in West Texas, but companies with exclusive and lucrative Permian acreage are holding on tight.  More »

BP names CEO of U.S. onshore business

BP has tapped David Lawler, a former top executive at an independent oil producer, to lead the U.S. onshore unit it plans to separate early next year.  More »

Feds urged to put Atlantic waters on auction block

Oil development in Atlantic waters from Africa to Canada should encourage the Obama administration to sell drilling leases in waters hugging the East Coast, a leading industry trade group said Wednesday.  More »

Texas weighs new pipeline rules

Some Texas attorneys think proposed changes to state eminent domain rules for oil and gas pipeline operators don’t go far enough to protect people from the companies that take their land.  More »

Grouse measures defer drilling in much of Wyoming

The total area of federal oil and gas leases deferred in Wyoming to protect the greater sage grouse — ahead of next year’s expected decision on whether the bird is a threatened or endangered species — substantially exceeds the combined size of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, U.S. Bureau of Land Management figures show.  More »

Companies at work on blowout preventers for deeper depths

GE Oil & Gas and others are working to create blowout preventers that can work at deeper depths and higher pressures.  More »

Google-gas: mapping cars search for pipeline leaks

Environmentalists have teamed up with Google to shine a spotlight on natural gas leaking from pipes buried under city streets in Boston, Indianapolis and Staten Island.  More »
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