Idea for gas terminal off East Coast rankles fracking foes
EATONTOWN, N.J. (AP) — All that would peek above the ocean waves off New York and New Jersey would be two small buoys tethered to underwater pipes. But they’re already casting a large shadow, with potential effects on the economy of the New York metropolitan area, the marine environment, and even America’s future as a net importer or exporter of energy.
Is Keystone still necessary as oil, gasoline prices dip?
WASHINGTON – A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, resulting from abundant global oil supplies and cheaper gasoline at the pump, raise critical questions about whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline is still needed or even makes financial sense.
Applications due Feb. 1 for the $100,000 Shale Gas Innovation Contest
STATE COLLEGE – Small businesses, researchers or entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania or West Virginia focused on developing a new product or service for the shale energy space, are being reminded to submit their applications soon to the Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center’s fourth annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest.
Despite soaring Marcellus Shale production, methane emissions on decline
A new report from Energy In Depth – a research and education program of the Independent Petroleum Association of America – shows that methane emissions from oil and natural gas production in the Appalachian Basin, which includes Marcellus Shale, have fallen by 10 percent since 2011.
Shale gas abundance helps U.S. plastics demand reach record levels
WASHINGTON – Domestic demand for plastics industry products grew at a record-breaking pace in 2013, reflecting the value of manufacturing to the U.S. economy, according to a report released Dec. 1 by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association.