New York Governor Andrew Cuomo fancies himself Presidential material, but he isn't helping his 2016 credentials with his pusillanimity on natural gas fracking.
Studies vary widely on how many jobs oil and natural-gas drilling will bring to eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. "It only takes a small assumption to create a result that is much higher or lower," said Matthew Rousu, associate professor of economics at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa., and creator of a website designed to evaluate such studies.
The New York Daily News editorial board comes out in opposition to calls by some New York state officials to explore an alleged link between hydraulic fracturing and syphilis.
Manufacturers and drillers have been warring over exports for more than a year, but many industry analysts say exporting is inevitable.
The boom in natural gas production that has pushed prices below $2 per thousand cubic feet back in April has planted the seed for a huge correction the other way.
The Utica, NY Observer-Dispatch reports that the U.S. Geological Survey has released a report on groundwater wells in New York. Of 239 wells surveyed, about 12 were tested in the Mohawk Valley, and one of them was found to have more than 28 milligrams per liter of dissolved methane in the water.
The coming U.S. energy boom, spearheaded by new technologies that have enabled us to recover vast amounts of previously inaccessible oil and natural gas from rock formations, will be important for several reasons, not least the nation's competitive advantage in the global economy.
On September 5, 2012, a number of New York elected officials sent a letter to New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo requesting action to approve natural gas development in the Southern Tier of the state.
TransCanada has proposed to Nebraska officials a new route for the U.S. segment of its Keystone XL pipeline that avoids the Ogallala Aquifer and the Sandhills region in Nebraska. "The identified route, along with our commitment to implement additional safety requirements above and beyond those required for any other pipeline, ensures the protection of Nebraska's resources," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and CEO. TransCanada submitted the revised route plan to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
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