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Articles Tagged with ''shale gas''

Shale gas leading to $72 billion in US chemical-industry investments, half-million jobs

Abundant shale gas has transformed America’s chemical industry from the world’s high-cost producer five years ago to among the world’s lowest-cost producers today. Thus, the United States enjoys a decisive advantage in the cost of producing basic petrochemicals.
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Energy experts see benefits of rail over pipe in crude transportation

While key projects for major pipelines are being considered, some energy experts claim that shipping crude by rail is a more flexible option whose advantages over pipelines should not be overlooked.
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Ukraine to focus on resources development in search for energy independence

Ukraine will keep its position as a key energy sector partner of the European Union, particularly in regard to gas transportation and storage, according to the EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy.
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Fracking dries up scarce water resources, farmers claim

Farmers in many parts of the United States, especially west of the Mississippi, are competing for water against deep-pocket oil and gas companies.


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EIA report revises global shale oil and gas reserves upwards

Global reserves of shale-based resources push up the world's total potential oil reserves by 11 percent and natural gas reserves by 47 percent.
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Nebraska mulls fracking chemicals disclosure

Nebraska could be the next state that requires oil and gas drilling companies to disclose the chemicals used in their hydraulic fracturing operations, after it was announced that the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was working on new regulation.
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All shale gas, all the time

Not that many years ago, this editor worked in Houston on a magazine about technologies used in exploration and upstream production in the oil and gas industry.
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US oil companies sell assets overseas to invest at home

A number of large American companies have made arrangements to sell their assets abroad and redirect their capital toward domestic projects.
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Qatar Petroleum enters North American natural gas market

The dramatic increase in shale gas output in the United States in recent years has transformed the domestic energy sector but it has also had far-reaching implications in global markets.
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Could US shale boom threaten green energy sector?

While drilling for natural gas does not seem like a viable business opportunity for New England at this point, the impact of the shale gas revolution can already be felt in Massachusetts and its clean energy sector, due to the low natural gas prices.
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