Due to the relatively low natural gas prices, increases in gas-fired generation capacity, and coal power generator retirements, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts natural gas will overtake coal as the primary source of generation in 2016. Besides large scale power generation plants, there are other small-scale technologies emerging due to the shale energy. (more...)
The U.S. Dept. of Energy’s National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) is working with the Gas Technology Institute and industry partners to provide new data on how induced underground fractures spread within horizontal wellbores. (more…)
Nuclear Fusion energy promises to be a clean, resource-friendly energy source, but how far away until it can become a reality, and is it worth the research investment?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) divulged the Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program at the March 30th Global Methane Forum in Washington, D.C. (more…)
The past decade has seen significant changes in oil and natural gas development prices, costs, and new well productivity. IHS Global Inc (IHS) just released a report on trends in well development costs for the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) to help understand the cost drivers and trends in energy production.
Through an ongoing partnership with Discovery Machine Inc. (DMI), ShaleNET developed an instructional process utilizing 3D simulated training environments, also referred to as 3D immersive scenarios, which replicate natural gas and oil production well locations. (more...)
With the evolution of directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, energy companies are consistently moving forward with new technology, and data collection is one aspect vital for sound business management in the pipeline market. (more…)
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) will join the Department of Energy (DOE) in a three-year technical partnership to learn more about emerging technologies pertaining to the critically important issue of pipeline safety.
The Sustainable Energy in American Factbook, produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and commissioned by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, provides a detailed look at the US energy and the role that a range of new technologies are playing in reshaping the industry. (more…)
Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions published a study looking at the five ways Exploration and Production Companies (E & P) respond to the downturn in oil prices.
A recent article in the Pennsylvania Township News magazine shared how the PA natural gas impact fee helped rewrite the future for many townships. (more...)
This article is the last in a four-part series looking at LNG in a national and global perspective. This looks at government’s role in environmental public policy and climate change in regards to natural gas.
This article is the third in a four-part series looking at LNG in a national and global perspective. Part three looks at the challenges in getting LNG to markets and the need for social license.
The first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the large Australia Pacific LNG facility in Queensland set sail this week on the tanker, Methane Spirit.
This article is the second in a four-part series looking at LNG in a national and global perspective. Part two discusses the global market and the role of the US.
Shale oil and gas development has sparked concern about the water quality of water sources near drilling activity. Companies take ‘pre-drill’ baseline water samples to monitor water changes through the shale operations. The January 21st shale webinar will focus on an extensive research project on baseline sampling protocol.
This article is the first in a four-part series looking at LNG in a national and global perspective. Part one looks at what LNG is and its significance in the energy industry.
A study looks to provide quantitative data on the influence DOE has had on oil and gas innovations by looking at patent data.
The last time the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed a geology-based assessment of the unconventional oil and gas resources in the Barnett shale region was in 2003, based solely on vertical drilling development. The successful use of horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing opened the door to unlocking oil and gas resources. (more…)
Three significant points identified from the research.