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08.15.12

71 percent of voters favor more oil and natural gas development

Harris Interactive conducted a poll and found 71% of American voters favor increased access to U.S. oil and natural gas resources and 92% say energy security and producing at home more oil and natural gas is an important issue this election.

 

07.27.12

US approves portion of Keystone pipeline

TransCanada has a permit, but not for the larger portion of Keystone, which would transport Canadian oil sands from Alberta.

 

07.25.12

EPA declares water in Pa. 'fracking' village safe to drink

The U.S. EPA announced it had ended testing of drinking water in the northeastern Pennsylvania community of Dimock and declared it safe to drink.

 

07.20.12

State's gas boom comes to town with first Utica Shale well in county

Work on one Utica Shale natural gas well has already started and, soon, there’s expected to be a second.

 

07.13.12

Natural Gas Boom Hints At U.S. Energy Sufficiency

After decades of rising prices, hostile foreign suppliers and warnings that Americans will have to bicycle to work, the world faces the possibility of vast amounts of cheap, plentiful fuel. And the source for much of this new supply? The U.S.

 

07.13.12

New pipeline project could lower natural gas transportation costs to New York City

Future natural gas transportation costs to New York City could be reduced with the expansion of the existing Texas Eastern Transmission pipeline from Linden, NJ to Manhattan.

 

07.03.12

Fracking chemicals all around us

If you plan on drinking a soda, using bug spray or eating a hot dog this Fourth of July, you are consuming or using chemicals also used in the hydraulic fracturing process.

 

06.25.12

Marcellus gas cuts price premiums to decade lows

So much natural gas is coming from the Marcellus shale deposit in the U.S. Northeast that costs for utilities are at levels unseen in more than a decade.

 

06.25.12

OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert for silica exposure in fracking operations

OSHA and NIOSH issued an alert that outlines the health hazards associated with hydraulic fracturing and focuses specifically on exposures to airborne silica.