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Study raises new concerns about emissions from shale gas wells

Researchers found higher-than expected emissions of a potent greenhouse gas emanating from Pennsylvania wells, according to a study published Monday that adds to concerns about the environmental footprint of natural gas.  More »

Study: Gasoline prices will fall if US exports crude

The oil industry’s leading trade group on Monday cast exports of U.S. crude as an economic win for consumers, fighting against criticism that selling the fossil fuel overseas would mean higher prices at home.  More »

US energy boom demands $641B in infrastructure, study finds

Companies will need to invest $641 billion over the next two decades in pipelines, pumps and other infrastructure to keep up with the gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids flowing from U.S. fields, according to a study released Tuesday.  More »

Energy chief: Industry arguments for exporting US oil are unconvincing

The oil industry hasn’t made a convincing case that the U.S. should lift its 39-year-old ban on exporting American crude, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Wednesday.  More »

Methane emissions higher than federal estimates, study shows

National methane emissions are up to 75 percent higher than the Environmental Protection Agency has previously estimated, according to a study to be published Friday.  More »

Report: Energy boom won’t end US ties to global oil politics

National security leaders are warning that, even as ever more crude flows from American fields, the U.S. still will be tethered to the global politics of oil and involved in unstable regions that supply it.  More »

Burgeoning Texas shale delivers $14B economic boost

A new study estimates that the oil and gas industry had a $14.5 billion impact last year on the Cline Shale region, east of the traditionally busier drilling area of the Permian Basin.  More »

Survey finds few know what fracking really is

In a recent survey published by researchers at Oregon State, George Mason and Yale universities, more than half of respondents reported knowing little or nothing of fracking. And almost 60 percent of those surveyed said they had no opinion on the subject.  More »

Hydraulic fracturing reduces threat of Texas drought, researchers say

The water saved by shifting a power plant from coal to natural gas is 25 to 50 times as great as the amount of water required to extract the natural gas through hydraulic fracturing, according to a University of Texas study released Thursday.  More »

Study: Atlantic drilling could give economy $23.5B boost

If companies were allowed to drill for oil and gas in Atlantic waters off the East Coast, the work would help create nearly 280,000 new jobs and contribute some $23.5 billion to the U.S. economy each year by 2035, according to a study unveiled Thursday by two industry trade groups.  More »

Study: US spewing 50% more methane than EPA says

The United States is spewing 50 percent more methane — a potent heat-trapping gas — than the federal government estimates, a new comprehensive scientific study says. Much of it is coming from just three states: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.  More »

Pipelines are safer than trains and trucks, report says

When it comes to transporting oil, pipelines are the safest option, trumping trains and trucks, according to a new report from Canada’s Fraser Institute.  More »
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