An early look at the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed new rule governing hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands shows the challenge of trying to create a new rule that doesn’t just add regulation on top of effective state rules already in place.
Certainly, BLM’s aim…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/blms-new-draft-fracking-rules-bureau-of-land-managements-blm-proposed-new-rule-governing-hydraulic-fracturing-on-federal-and-indian-lands-shows-the-challenge/ BLM, BLM’s New Draft Fracking Rules, Bureau of Land Management’s, challenge, Energy and Economy, Environment, Environmental Policy, federal, FracFocus.org, government regulation, hydraulic fracturing, hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Indian lands, natural gas, new rule governing, News, Oil, Public Health, Risk Management, Tech
David Biello over at Scientific American had a story in 2011 that looked at research establishing a link between methane contamination in well water and nearby hydraulic fracturing of shale rock. The research came out of Duke University and was published online in Proceedings of the…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/fracking-and-water-pollution-remembering-first-study-to-establish-definitive-link-between-methane-contamination-water-and-nearby-hydraulic-fracturing-of-shale-rock/ Environment, fracking and water, hydraulic fracturing, marcellus shale, methane, natural gas, Public Health, Risk Management, shale rock, Water
In planning my series on the environmental impacts of natural gas for The Energy Collective, I had always intended for my third post to cover the critical issue of water needs. While climate concerns may dominate for some (see my previous posts), it seems fair to say that the most contentious…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/hydraulic-fracking-water-pollution-the-environmental-impacts-of-natural-gas-for-the-energy-collective/ Energy Collective, Future Energy Fellows, Hydraulic Fracking, hydraulic fracturing, natural gas, Risk Management, Shale gas, Water, Water Pollution
The natural gas boom in the US due to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has provided the country with a cleaner burning, inexpensive fuel source that has lowered energy bills for industrial facilities and homeowners alike. The fracking process is still a hot topic of controversy wherever it is…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/facts-on-fracking-three-things-you-need-to-know-provided-the-country-with-a-cleaner-burning/ Carbon and De-carbonization, Energy, Environment, Environmental Policy, fracking, fracking and water, fracking process, fuel source, hydraulic fracturing, natural gas, Public Health, Water
The enthusiasm around the Shale Gale, unleashed by technological breakthroughs in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, has also led to a discussion of the United States potential to become a net-exporter of natural gas for the first time ever.
This has opened up several levels of…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/natural-gas-revolution-and-its-implications-lng-exports-101-technological-breakthroughs-in-horizontal-drilling-and-hydraulic-fracturing/
Thanks, shale and hydraulic fracturing!
Two news items prompt today’s gratitude. First, a new study of Texas’ Eagle Ford shale play shows the dramatic economic lift being provided by oil and natural gas development. Second, a Reuters article underscores the point that affordable natural…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/economic-growth-thanks-to-fracking-dramatic-economic-lift-being-provided-by-oil-and-natural-gas-development/
Thanks to breakthroughs in seismic imaging, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, in 2012 the US reduced its reliance on much dirtier coal by shifting to gas-fired power plants. This trend is expected to continue, spurred by low gas prices and increased regulation on coal. The move to…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/will-the-cheap-natural-gas-bonanza-postpone-a-clean-energy-future-us-reduced-its-reliance-on-much-dirtier-coal-by-shifting-to-gas-fired-power-plants/
What’s the hottest trend in energy that’s causing some countries to jump on the bandwagon? Fracking. The process of shooting a water-sand-chemical mix into shale formations in order to release natural gas or oil is quickly spreading across the globe. Despite its controversial…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/who-will-jump-on-the-fracking-bandwagon-next-u-s-energy-information-administration-eia-estimates/