Posts Tagged natural gas

U.S. Production of natural gas has exceeded expectations.

Perspectives on U.S. Natural Gas Resources

26 November 2012 | Issue 2

Natural gas is cheap and plentiful, and is accelerating America’s path towards energy independence. Zachary Ming provides perspectives on the cleanest, most abundant fossil fuel resource in the United States.

Fracking produces fracwater, a toxic byproduct which is difficult to dispose of and can pollute groundwater

Embracing Natural Gas as a Complex Environmental Asset

26 November 2012 | Issue 2

Mark C. Thurber is the Associate Director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development. He discusses the the differing opinions about natural gas among the environmental community, as well as the resource’s complex environmental implications.

The injection of fracking wastewater into the ground was linked to this earthquake in Arkansas.

Managing the Seismic Risk Posed by Wastewater Disposal

26 November 2012 | Issue 2

The nature of natural gas extraction presents seismic risks. Mark Zoback gives a 5 step plan to manage and reduce the seismic risk associated with wastewater disposal from natural gas drilling.

Fuel Chain GHG Emissions

What We Know and Don’t Know on Methane Leakage from the Natural Gas Fuel Chain

26 November 2012 | Issue 2

Dr. Joel Swisher, a Consulting Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, discusses the implications of continued emphasis on natural gas versus coal.

Given the potential economic and environmental consequences of natural gas production, many parties favor stringent regulation

Strong Regulation Key to Shale Development

26 November 2012 | Issue 2

Andre Peterhans, Manager of Strategic Planning at Chevron, delves into some of the regulatory implications for natural gas production in the future.

Domestic natural gas production has expanded at a rate which may lead to the US exporting the energy resource.

From Shale Gas to LNG Exports: What Should America Do with its Natural Gas?

26 November 2012 | Issue 2

Susan Sakmar, a Visiting Assistant Professor and Andrews Kurth Energy Law Scholar at the University of Houston Law Center, discusses the likelihood of the United States exporting natural gas due to high domestic production rates.

Natural Gas Supply, 1990 to 2035, in trillion cubic feet per year (Kennedy, 2012)

Impacts of Shale Gas on Water in the U.S.

26 November 2012 | Issue 2

The extraction of natural gas requires vast amounts of water, and the water becomes heavily polluted afterwards. Paul Vidal de La Blache shows how natural gas production affects our water supply.

Barnett Shale production stabilizes despite drop in activity (IHS)

An Old Field Holds Lessons for Shale Gas Development

26 November 2012 | Issue 2

The rate of natural gas production from a specific well depends on numerous factors. Stanford student Kurt Wilson discusses the case of the Barnett Shale well, as well as some environmental consequences of fracking.

Methane emissions, like other greenhouse gases, are experiencing a worrisome upwards trend.

How Should We Manage Methane Emissions from Shale Gas?

26 November 2012 | Issue 2

Proponents of shale gas have proclaimed that it is a climate solution – our bridge to the energy future – but methane emissions from shale gas development could make it a bridge to nowhere.

Can China replicate the North American shale gas boom?

Will China Repeat the North American Shale Miracle?

26 November 2012 | Issue 2

Stanford students Jonathan Strahl and Joe Chang examine whether China has the ability to replicate the successes North America has achieved in the production of shale gas.