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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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Reputable economic study weighs benefits, costs of living near US shale hot spots

Average households in U.S. shale oil and gas drilling hot spots have experienced property value, income and other benefits that outweigh the costs of a diminished quality of life brought on by the industrial activity, economists reported in a recent study for the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). The benefits were not uniform across shale drilling regions, some…

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New U.S. pipelines to double shale gas exports to more regions in Mexico: EIA

U.S. pipeline capacity for natural gas exports to Mexico has rapidly expanded in the past few years and currently stands at 7.3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). This existing cross-border capacity primarily supplies the Northeast and Central regions of Mexico. New capacity projected to be completed in the next several years will help to supply…

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