U.S. Department of Energy Approves Gulf LNG Project

On July 31, 2019 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order authorizing Gulf LNG Liquefaction Company, LLC to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Gulf LNG Project located in Jackson County, Mississippi, near the(…)

West Virginia University Announces Launch of Field Laboratory for the Long-Term Study of Shale Gas Production Operations

West Virginia University recently announced that it will be establishing the “Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory,” at a site in the Morgantown Industrial Park near the WVU campus.  The laboratory is being funded as part of a five-year,(…)

Energy Department Advisory Board Recommends Improvements to FracFocus

The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) recently published its recommendations for improving the effectiveness of FracFocus.  The report entitled, “Task Force Report on FracFocus 2.0,” recommends improving the accuracy and completeness of regist(…)

Department of Energy Research to Focus on Environmental Protection and Advanced Technologies for Shale Gas Production

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released its 2013 annual report to Congress entitled, “2013 Annual Plan: Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research and Development Program.”  This seventh  annual(…)

Moniz Confirmed as Secretary of Energy

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Ernest Moniz as the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.  Most recently, Moniz worked as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Moniz replaces Steven Chu, who stepped down in F(…)

Two Federal Agencies to Cooperate in Study of Air Issues at Drilling Sites

This week the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safe(…)

FERC Concludes LNGFIRE3 is Suitable for Siting Onshore LNG Facilities

On January 30, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) published a notice in the Federal Register of the availability of a report prepared by the Office of Energy Projects, “Recommended Parameters for Solid Flame Models for Land Based Li(…)