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Total abandons Danish shale gas well - WorldOil (subscription)

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:38pm

Total abandons Danish shale gas well
WorldOil (subscription)
It was drilled as a vertical data acquisition well with the Alum shales as its target. According to the Danish Energy Agency, the well confirmed the presence of gas in the Alum shales of Upper Cambrium to Lower Ordovicien age, but the thickness of the ...

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UK Government intervenes to overcome planning system delays for shale gas ... - Lexology (registration)

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:52am

UK Government intervenes to overcome planning system delays for shale gas ...
Lexology (registration)
The ministerial statement makes clear the Government's view that there is a national need to explore shale gas opportunities and that local planning authorities (LPAs) should reflect this need in their decision making. This statement marks a ...

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Frack-nation: 27 new UK sites eyed for shale gas exploration - The Memo

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:56am

The Memo

Frack-nation: 27 new UK sites eyed for shale gas exploration
The Memo
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a controversial method of unlocking shale gas from rocks deep underground. It involves a high-pressure injection of fluid into wells to break up large rock formations and allows valuable gas to rise to the surface ...

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South African Shale Gas Opportunities Advance - African Business Review

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 4:37am

South African Shale Gas Opportunities Advance
African Business Review
America's Energy Information Administration (EIA) has estimated that South Africa could have shale gas reserves of around 485 trillion cubic feet. Zuma said: "We continue to pursue the development of an energy mix as energy security is critical to ...

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UK to speed up shale gas planning decisions - WorldOil (subscription)

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:45am

UK to speed up shale gas planning decisions
WorldOil (subscription)
“We need more secure, home grown energy supplies—and shale gas must play a part in that,” Rudd said. “To ensure we get this industry up and running we can't have a planning system that sees applications dragged out for months, or even years on end.”.

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Coudersport hosting shale gas development workshop Aug. 19 - Wellsville Daily Reporter

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 12:07am

Coudersport hosting shale gas development workshop Aug. 19
Wellsville Daily Reporter
COUDERSPORT, Pa. — Another in a series of educational workshops on issues related to shale gas development is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the auditorium of the F.W. Gunzburger County Office Building auditorium, 1 N. Main St.

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At Last: UK Government Put Shale Gas On Fast Track - Canada Free Press

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:18am

Lancashire Evening Post

At Last: UK Government Put Shale Gas On Fast Track
Canada Free Press
Fracking applications will be fast-tracked through the planning system under new rules intended to kick-start the shale gas revolution. The guidance, to be issued this week, will strengthen the power of ministers to step in and wrest decisions from ...
Amber Rudd promises to fast-track fracking planningBusiness Green
Anti-frackers' anger at Rudd's gas pressureLancashire Evening Post
Green campaigners rage as ministers plan to fast-track fracking applicationsMirror.co.uk

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UK officials block key shale gas project in blow to industry - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:00am

UK officials block key shale gas project in blow to industry
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
The government has already promised £100,000 in compensation funding for local communities as well as a share of revenue raised from shale gas sales. British local government officials rejected a fracking project in northwest England, dealing a blow to ...

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The Latest Contender For The Next Shale Boom - OilPrice.com

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:03pm

OilPrice.com

The Latest Contender For The Next Shale Boom
OilPrice.com
Algeria is blessed with abundant fossil fuel reserves, and it is even estimated to hold the world's third-largest shale gas reserves, according to the Energy Information Administration. With over 700 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable shale ...

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Shale gas is loser in Obama climate plan - Financial Times

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 2:33pm

Financial Times

Shale gas is loser in Obama climate plan
Financial Times
US shale gas is the unexpected loser from President Barack Obama's climate plan, as the White House abandons its previous enthusiasm for natural gas as a cleaner alternative to coal. Last year Mr Obama called natural gas from fracking a “bridge fuel ...
Obama's clean power plan will hit shale gas share of electricityThe Guardian

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Lithuania Environment Minister Questions Need for Shale Gas Exploration - Sputnik International

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 9:15am

Sputnik International

Lithuania Environment Minister Questions Need for Shale Gas Exploration
Sputnik International
In 2012, Lithuanian geologists told the government that the country had significant reserves of shale gas. The government immediately announced a tender for hydrocarbon exploration and production and only one company took part in it, US energy giant ...

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Measuring the heck out of shale gas leakage in Texas - Ars Technica

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:29am

Ars Technica

Measuring the heck out of shale gas leakage in Texas
Ars Technica
The process of hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) shales to extract oil and natural gas has lowered prices and displaced some coal with cleaner-burning natural gas in the US. However, some of the methane we're extracting also escapes from oil and gas ...

DCNR Releases Update to Shale Gas Monitoring Report | GantDaily.com - Gant Daily

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 5:26am

DCNR Releases Update to Shale Gas Monitoring Report | GantDaily.com
Gant Daily
“Our Bureau of Forestry continues to provide updated information on the shale-gas industry and its effect on state forestlands, focusing most recently on infrastructure and associated acreages in its core shale-gas state forest districts,” Dunn said.

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Another shale gas firm exits - thenews.pl

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 6:59am

thenews.pl

Another shale gas firm exits
thenews.pl
In June, ConocoPhillips – the last remaining US firm in Polish shale gas - announced its departure from three concessions in Poland. Earlier the same decision had been by ExxonMobil, Marathon Oil and Chevron, Talisman Energy, Total and Italy's ENI.

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No commercial shale gas drilling in the Netherlands until 2020 - Lexology - Lexology (registration)

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:42am

No commercial shale gas drilling in the Netherlands until 2020 - Lexology
Lexology (registration)
On 10 July 2015, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Mr Kamp, published the results of the environmental impact assessment (so-called plan MER). Based on the results of this assessment, the Minister has decided that no drilling for shale gas will ...

Chinese tankers to carry US shale gas to Europe | Hellenic Shipping News ... - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:33pm

Chinese tankers to carry US shale gas to Europe | Hellenic Shipping News ...
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Two gas tankers built by the Sinopacific Offshore and Engineering were named this week, and will soon be shipping shale gas to Europe from the United States, officials said. The ships will join an eventual eight-strong fleet of tankers operated by ...

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Shale Gas and Climate Change - New York Times

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:21am

New York Times

Shale Gas and Climate Change
New York Times
And while he appreciates the economic import of fracking and shale gas, he isn't afraid to call out the industry on its problems. Early in the fracking boom, he went to Pennsylvania to observe what drilling for shale gas was doing to communities — and ...

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Shale Gas Bulldozer Runs Over Pessimists - Forbes

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 7:27am

Shale Gas Bulldozer Runs Over Pessimists
Forbes
And there's Bill Powers, who has spent more than a decade decrying the potential for shale gas production, and assailing the optimistic views of Daniel Yergin, T. Boone Pickens, and British billionaire Michael Lynch (that's who the link leads to). He ...

Grangemouth shale gas tank roof to be fitted - BBC News

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 5:37am

BBC News

Grangemouth shale gas tank roof to be fitted
BBC News
Work to complete the biggest shale gas tank in Europe is continuing at the petrochemical plant in Grangemouth. A roof will be placed on the tank, which will hold more than 60,000 cubic metres of gas. The work is being done by the plant's owner Ineos to ...
Shale gas tank will be biggest in Europe as work nears completion in ...CommonSpace
Ineos hits milestone in Grangemouth plan - News / Business / The CourierThe Courier
Ineos' Grangemouth ethane storage tank on track - The ScotsmanScotsman

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Mixed fortunes for Polish shale gas - thenews.pl

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 1:52am

thenews.pl

Mixed fortunes for Polish shale gas
thenews.pl
“The main reason for the exit from shale gas concessions of the larger multi-national firms is the situation on the fuel market, above all the huge falls in prices of oil and gas. But added to that, the interests of the global concerns and Polish ...

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