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Items Tagged with 'u.s. shale gas boom'


Fracking water treatment sector in need of fresh ideas, expert claims

December 3, 2013
Treating and recycling fracking wastewater has proved to be more difficult than many had expected. A highly individualized approach is needed for each oilfield, meaning that the costs are high.
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Midstream companies reap the benefits of US shale gas boom

December 2, 2013
The midstream sector has long been in the shadow of the large oil and gas industry players but the shale boom in the United States has had a domino effect, boosting other industries as well, including operators of pipelines and storage facilities.
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US plastics industry rebounds

October 28, 2013
The U.S. plastics sector has rebounded to pre-recession levels, with the future outlook still positive thanks to robust growth in the resin sector and cheap shale gas feedstocks.
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Natural gas not as beneficial for carbon emissions cuts as previously thought

October 23, 2013
A new report by a panel of experts and modeling teams claims that shale gas will have little effect on carbon-dioxide emissions and will do little to help tackle global warming.
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