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Bill Maddock, an expert in offshore operations and engineering, has been tapped to lead a Houston-based deepwater offshore energy research center established in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Buildings in counties where natural gas is most actively being extracted from the Marcellus shale have in the past decade had much higher measurements of radioactive radon than buildings in low-activity areas, according to the new research.
New research suggests two major oil sector sources of methane emissions are techniques to dislodge fluid from wells and the pneumatic devices used to control valves at the sites.
As the Obama administration nears a decision on whether — and how — to clamp down on methane leaking from active oil and gas operations, new research suggests abandoned wells may be a significant source of the potent greenhouse gas.
New research is shedding more light on the fate of the crude that gushed out of BP’s failed Macondo well in 2010.
The researchers say the new battery could make solar energy more affordable and open the door for its widespread use as a sustainable power source.
North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia could rake in billions if the Interior Department opens up auctions on leases along the Atlantic Coast, according to the study.
Researchers found that residents living near Marcellus Shale natural gas wells were more likely to report rashes, sinus problems, coughs, sore throats, itchy eyes, nose bleeds and stuffy noses than those who lived farther away.
A recent surge in central Oklahoma earthquakes is likely linked to the disposal of oil and gas wastewater in a handful of high-volume underground wells in the state, according to research released Thursday.