Study Ignores Shale’s Positive Impact on Penn’s Woods in Search for Complaints

Although a recent study’s finding that shale gas development in Pennsylvania has had significant impacts on outdoor recreation is correct, the study’s implication that these impacts are negative couldn’t be further from the truth. Like the logging, mining, and oil production that preceded it, natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale is a major source

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USA Today’s Flaring Editorial Is Glaringly Inaccurate

While a recent USA Today editorial demonstrates the outlet’s desire to add some “flare” to its content, it also showcases a limited knowledge of the oil and natural gas industry’s flaring process. As Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian explained in a rebuttal to the piece: “’Flaring’ is an important part of America’s rise to

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Voluntary Environmental Partnership Leading Emissions Reductions Across Oil and Natural Gas Industry

The U.S. oil and natural gas industry is working together to reduce emissions, and these efforts by many of the nation’s leading energy companies are seeing significant results.  In fact, companies voluntarily participating in the Environmental Partnership found methane leakage rates across their operations to be only 0.16 percent – 10 times lower than U.S.

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Voluntary Efforts Result in Significant Oil, Natural Gas Methane Emissions Reductions

Voluntary efforts to reduce oil and natural gas methane emissions are seeing significant results, according to recently released federal data. Since its inception in 2016, more than 60 companies from all segments of the oil and natural gas industry have voluntarily participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program. These

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U.S. Crude Oil Production Reaches Another Milestone

On the heels of news in April that Texas and New Mexico’s Permian Basin is the highest producing oilfield in the word, we now know that the United States hit another record that same month, thanks in large part to production in that region. U.S. crude oil production reached 12.2 million barrels per day in

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EIA: U.S. Meeting Nearly All of Its Natural Gas Demand

The United States is increasingly meeting its own energy needs thanks to American natural gas, new federal data show. Ninety percent of the natural gas used in the United States last year was produced here, according to the Energy Information Administration. For the first time since 1966, the nation experienced back-to-back years where dry natural

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Fact Sheet: What Is Flaring?

Flaring is a temporary and necessary practice in oil and natural gas production that is used to ensure safety and mitigate emissions. Despite this, the practice has received negative media​ attention that is often lacking  important context. Production companies strive to find innovative ways to reduce the need to flare, and the results of these efforts are clear: U.S.

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“Absolutely Absurd” Report Claims LNG Will Make Climate Change Worse

In its latest attack on increased use of natural gas, Global Energy Monitor claims that liquefied natural gas “poses a direct challenge to Paris climate goals.” And despite the absurdity of such an argument – when natural gas is credited with helping decrease U.S. emissions to their lowest levels since the early 1990s – media

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Low Energy: First Dem Debates Disappoint With Lack of Energy Discussion

After weeks of buildup, the first two Democratic presidential debates this week in Miami featured little discussion of the 20 candidates’ views on climate and energy policy, disappointing both those who favor an all-of-the-above energy approach that has seen the United States catapult into a global energy leader and the ”Keep it in the Ground”

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Rystad: The World is Dependent On American Energy

Thanks to the shale revolution, the United States will account for almost a quarter of global oil and natural gas production by the early 2030s, according to the head of Rystad Energy. This rising global footprint comes from continued innovation by American energy companies, which allows them to optimize operations and extract oil and natural

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Shale Development is Driving America’s Oil and Natural Gas Dominance

Horizontally drilled wells now account for 96 percent of U.S. oil production from shale formations, as well as about 97 percent of shale gas production – up from 15 percent and 14 percent, respectively, in 2004 – according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Horizontal drilling, used in conjunction with hydraulic fracturing

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