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Hoon Won, Founder & President of Compass Natural Gas accepts Winner’s Check. Also pictured  are Bill Hall, SGICC Director, and Denise Brinley, PA DCED Special Assistant to the Secretary
May 26, 2016

On May 18th, the 5th Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest announced the four winners who displayed entrepreneurship and ingenuity (more...)

courtesy Penn State MCOR
May 23, 2016

Landowners are witnessing shale development and increased natural gas production across regions where this unconventional resource is being extracted. In an effort to help community members, royalty owners and local businesses to better understand all components of development, we have provided this fact sheet on natural gas liquids, an important economic factor of the process.

May 9, 2016

Aging pipelines and facilities have been attributed to many of the oil and gas leaks making headlines. With half of the nation’s 2.5 million miles of pipeline carrying oil, gas and hazardous liquids more than 50 years old, how can future leaks be prevented?

April 18, 2016

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…)
April 11, 2016

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?

April 4, 2016

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…)

March 28, 2016

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.

courtesy ShaleNET
March 21, 2016

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...)
March 14, 2016

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.
March 8, 2016

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.
March 1, 2016

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…)

February 22, 2016

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.

February 15, 2016

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...)

January 26, 2016

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.

January 19, 2016

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.

January 14, 2016

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.

source:  Wood Mackenzie
January 12, 2016

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 United States.

January 7, 2016

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.

January 4, 2016

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.
December 28, 2015

A study looks to provide quantitative data on the influence DOE has had on oil and gas innovations by looking at patent data.