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Issue 2: Natural Gas

26 November 2012

Articles

26 November 2012

The energy and economic benefits of the natural gas boom are accompanied by public fears of groundwater contamination, air pollution, and further threats to public health.

26 November 2012

Natural gas has the potential to be the transition fuel to a low carbon development path for India. Recently, large gas reserves were discovered off the eastern shore of the country.

26 November 2012

The abundance of global reserves, the growing scope of end-uses, and the recent advances in hydraulic fracturing technology have all been fueling the rise of natural gas.

26 November 2012

Ever wondered what “fracking” is all about?

26 November 2012

In July of 2008, natural gas prices at Henry Hub, Louisiana – the most liquid trading point in the U.S. – reached over $13 per MMBtu, the highest in recent memory.

26 November 2012

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.  Until

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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.
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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.
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Andre Peterhans, Manager of Strategic Planning at Chevron, delves into some of the regulatory implications for natural gas production in the future.
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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.
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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.
26 November 2012
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.
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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.