Tag: university of texas

Students in energy programs getting nervous as oil prices plummet

College seniors hoping to start careers in the energy sector are worrying about their job prospects now that crude oil prices continue to fall.  More »

Nature article questions natural gas optimism

The report highlights conflicting estimates about the long-term viability of increasing natural gas production, and warns that acting on the assumption natural gas will always be cheap may not be ideal.  More »

University of Texas wins $58 million to study methane source in Gulf

The Department of Energy grant will allow UT to harvest the potential source of energy for the first time.  More »

Texas schools get $3.75 million to commercialize their research

A $3.75 million National Science Foundation grant will help researchers at Rice, Texas A&M and the University of Texas investigate commercial applications for their work.  More »

Surge of industrial projects to lift U.S. gas demand

A wave of gas-to-liquids investments and other U.S. industrial projects will likely boost demand for natural gas by 19 to 31 percent through the end of the decade, a new study shows.  More »

Study: Cline Shale could have $20 billion impact

An updated study estimates that the oil and gas industry in a slice of West Texas could have a $20 billion economic impact and support more than 30,000 jobs by 2022.  More »

Poll: Economics trump environment on energy issues

When it comes to energy, more Americans are concerned about protecting their pocketbook than the environment.  More »

Texas school partners with Microsoft for energy efficiency research

Microsoft Corp. and the University of Texas at San Antonio entered into a three-year partnership to research and develop sustainable-energy technologies that benefit data centers.  More »

UT study: Fayetteville Shale still holds promise

The Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas will be one of the nation’s most prolific regions for natural gas production, with reserves that can be economically extracted through 2050, according to a study released this week.  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 »

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 »

Texas researchers win federal grants to study methane hydrates

The Energy Department on Wednesday announced it is giving seven institutions — including two Texas universities — nearly $5 million in grants to continue research on how to unlock methane gas trapped in ice-like crystals under the sea floor and the Arctic permafrost.  More »

Trio of Texas universities win bid to launch offshore safety center

Three Texas universities will launch a new safety institute designed to help offshore drilling regulators keep pace with rapidly evolving technology for extracting oil and gas from the sea floor, Interior Department officials announced Thursday.  More »

Small Texas quakes linked to injecting CO2 underground

A cluster of earthquakes in Texas may be tied to oil companies injecting carbon dioxide into deep rock formations in the area, according to a paper released Monday.  More »

Poll finds Americans lack understanding of key energy issues

A new UT poll finds contradictory opinions about energy, with large majorities of Americans enthusiastic about the natural gas boom, but not about the technology that has made it possible.  More »
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