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The Future of Ice Gas
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Rigzone takes a look at what the future holds for exploiting the potential gas resource of methane hydrate, aka ice gas, particularly focusing on developments offshore Japan, the Arctic and New Zealand.
Daniel Poneman, Deputy US Energy Secretary, To Step Down
Thursday, June 19, 2014 The US Department of Energy's number two official, Daniel Poneman, will leave the agency after more than five years, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says.
DOE Expands Methane Hydrates Research
Thursday, November 21, 2013 The US Department of Energy awards funding to seven universities for research into methane hydrates.
DOE Study: Fracking Chemicals Didn't Taint Water
Friday, July 19, 2013 A landmark federal study on fracking shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site.
Obama Taps McCarthy to Lead EPA, Moniz to Head Energy Department
Monday, March 04, 2013 President Obama announces his picks to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department.
API Calls on DOE to Approve U.S. LNG Exports 'Without Delay'
Thursday, January 17, 2013 Delays in approving US LNG exports could stifle US economic growth, contrary to critics' claims, according to API.
China Looks to Emulate US Shale Success
Thursday, November 15, 2012 The IEA reported that the US is poised to become the largest producer of oil by 2020. But watch out US - China is predicted to hold the largest shale gas reserves in the world.
Polish Shale Gas Has a Future despite Exxon Exit
Thursday, August 09, 2012 Exxon's exit from the Polish shale gas sector in June was seen as a blow to the nascent industry. But plenty of big players remain in Polish shale gas.
DOE Names New Energy Panel
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday announced the members of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB).
U.S. Govt Agency Exposes Faults in Key Oil Report
Friday, March 19, 2010 The U.S. government faces "critical" shortcomings in producing its oil-inventory data, according to internal Department of Energy documents.
Energy Secretary Chu Says U.S. Must Decrease Energy Use
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 U.S. energy secretary Steven Chu said Wednesday that the U.S. must decrease its energy use to allow developing nations the room to grow.
US Economy Needs New Offshore Exploration - Study
Monday, February 15, 2010 The U.S. economy could lose trillions of dollars in income and see oil imports increase if the Obama administration maintains a moratorium on domestic petroleum development in new areas, a new report warns.
As US Crude-Oil Reserve Fills, Questions Abound
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 In coming days, a 500,000-barrel delivery of crude oil will push the U.S. government's emergency stockpile to capacity. What happens to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve beyond that is far from clear.
Market Report: A World Awash in Supply
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Analyst Phil Flynn notes that it is unclear whether current geopolitical conflicts will have a long term impact on oil prices in a world awash in supply.
Editorial: Rahall, Salazar Find New Ways to Reinstate Moratorium
Thursday, September 17, 2009 As Secretary Salazar continues to slow walk a plan allowing access to offshore energy supplies, the House Natural Resources Committee Chairman is holding hearings this week on sweeping legislation that will add more red tape to the leasing process.
OPEC Waits for Econ Recovery to Rebalance Oil Market
Thursday, September 10, 2009 OPEC is making the same risky bet as many investors that oil prices can avoid being dragged down by weak demand and excess supplies for a few more months.
Interior Dept Grants $1.4MM to Seal Abandoned Wells Off Texas
Thursday, August 06, 2009 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced a grant award for $1,397,050 to the State of Texas General Land Office for a project to seal in abandoned oil and natural gas wells in state waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
DOE-Sponsored Software App Assists Exploration of Fayetteville Shale
Wednesday, August 05, 2009 A project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy has resulted in the development of a web-based software application enables oil and gas operators to better plan for natural gas recovery in environmentally sensitive areas.
US Gas Hydrates Find Has Worldwide Implications
Friday, June 12, 2009 The recent US GOM gas hydrate find is the first of its kind, establishing methodology for making similar discoveries worldwide.
EIA Releases Financial Performance of Major US O&G Cos
Monday, May 18, 2009 The U.S. majors reported a net loss of $7.0 billion in the first quarter of 2009, which was 126-percent less than these companies reported for the first quarter of 2008.