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Consolidating infrastructure can ease shale gas threat to US forests

Fragmentation of ecologically important core forests within the northern Appalachians in the U.S. —driven by pipeline and access road construction—is the major threat posed by shale-gas development, according to researchers, who recommend a change in infrastructure-siting policies to head off loss of this critical habitat. Expansive tracts of continuous forest provide critical habitat for some species of…

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Natural gas re-emergence inAmerica’s Haynesville Shale

As an ageing, dry, but nowhere near dead, natural gas titan in Northwest Louisiana and Eastern Texas, the Haynesville is America’s third largest shale play, now yielding around 6.3 Bcf/d and potentially holding nearly 500 trillion cubic feet of gas. With only a few oil-directed rigs, the Haynesville accounts for less than 1% of U.S. shale oil…

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US opponents of fracking along Delaware River in US reemerge despite doubts over economics

Defenders of a longstanding de-facto moratorium on natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin say there are gathering signs of a renewed push to allow natural gas production by the industry and its allies. Environmental groups including Delaware Riverkeeper Network say officials from the Delaware River Basin Commission, which is composed of representatives from…

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Flexible US shale industry is changing world gas trade

A cargo of LNG hauled from Louisiana in late December has become a symbol of how global trade is changing for a fuel increasingly seen as a cheap, cleaner-burning option for countries from Latin America to China and India, Bloomber reports. The tanker Maran Gas Achilles passed through the Panama Canal and was headed toward Asia at…

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Shale gas growth prompts Mitsubishi to expand its U.S. oil and gas business

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will expand its operations related to supplying oil and gas-related machinery in the U.S., where further growth is expected in the shale gas production. The Japanese heavy machinery maker’s U.S. subsidiary, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Inc., recently set up a Houston-based unit to oversee production and sales of gas turbines and compressors…

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US ‘must take advantage of the estimated $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, natural gas reserves': Trump Policy

Shortly after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the White House posted the administration’s “America First Energy Plan” on its website. While lacking specifics about how the plan will be implemented, the plan does lay out a foundation for US energy policy for at least the next four years. Key highlights from the plan include: Eliminating “harmful…

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