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U.S. Energy Mapping System

This map, produced by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), uses layers to provide visuals of many energy resources across the country.



Where Fossil Fuels Come From

There are three major forms of fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas. All three were formed many hundreds of millions of years ago before the time of the dinosaurs - hence the name fossil fuels. The age they were formed is called the Carboniferous Period. It was part of the Paleozoic Era. "Carboniferous" gets its name from carbon, the basic element in coal and other fossil fuels.



What is Petroleum

Oil and natural gas together make petroleum. Petroleum, which is Latin for "rock oil," is a fossil fuel, meaning it was made naturally from decaying prehistoric plant and animal remains. It is a mixture of hundreds of different hydrocarbons molecules containing hydrogen and carbon that exist sometimes as a liquid (crude oil) and sometimes as a vapor (natural gas).



Fact vs. Myth with Bradford County, PA Commissioner, Doug McLinko

Bradford County, PA - Commissioner Doug McLinko debunks myths about fracking based on his real-life experience with hydraulic fracturing,



U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2012

This U.S. Energy Information Administration study shows a decline in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions with direct correlation in the increased usage of natural gas from hydraulic fracturing.



Univ. of Michigan Study Confirms Safety of Hydraulic Fracturing

This University of Michigan study looked at numerous factors as they relate to hydraulic fracturing and much of what is presented reaffirms what the natural gas industry has been stating about the controversial hydraulic fracturing process.



Unprecedented Measurements Provide Better Understanding of Methane Emissions During Natural Gas Production

In this study conducted by the University of Texas which measured methane emissions during completion operations for hydraulically fractured wells, found emissions were 97 percent lower than 2011 national estimates released by the EPA in April.



Mayor Bloomberg releases new study that finds more natural gas critical for New York City's sustainable future

In New York City, an ICF International study commissioned by the City, found that the increased use of natural gas from hydraulic fracturing is helping them meet their reduced emissions goals of 30% by 2030.



DOE study: Fracking chemicals didn't taint water

Preliminary results of a Department of Energy study show no evidence that chemicals from natural gas drilling moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site.



Shale Gas Predicted to Support Nearly 870,000 Jobs

This HIS Global Insite Study found that shale gas production supported more than 600,000 jobs in 2010, a number that is projected to grow to nearly 870,000 by 2015.