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carbon-emissions  climate  economic-growth  electricity  energy  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 13, 2016

A couple of charts and a great-news story for the United States in terms of its carbon dioxide emissions.

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natural-gas  hydraulic-fracturing  emission-reductions  carbon-dioxide  methane 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 7, 2016

The market approach works. What’s more, the energy development underlying that approach is recording lower methane emissions. New data released by EPA shows that methane emissions from oil and natural gas production fell in 2015, marking the fourth straight year of declines and documenting industry efforts to reduce them.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 30, 2016

Wisconsin doesn’t produce any oil, it doesn’t produce any natural gas. But it produces great sand – lots of it that plays a critical role in America’s energy renaissance. Wisconsin is the nation’s leading fracking sand producer, supplying 24 million tons of it, accounting for 44 percent of U.S. production, in 2014.

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ohio  utica-shale  fracking  hydraulic-fracturing  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 26, 2016

Energy in Ohio – one of the cradles of the oil and natural gas industry – is trending up, to say the least. This is because development of safe fracking technology is unlocking the Utica shale play that underlies much of the eastern part of the state, as well as the westernmost edge of the Marcellus play a layer above the Utica. As a result, Ohio ranked 10th in natural gas production last year, nearly doubling from 2014 to 2015.

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texas  oil-and-natural-gas  hydraulic-fracturing  shale-plays  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 22, 2016

One way to look at oil and natural gas production in Texas – it leads the 50 states in both – is that if Texas were its own country it would rank in the top 10 among the nations of the world in oil and gas output. Texas is its own energy giant.

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colorado  us-energy-security  oil-and-natural-gas  hydraulic-fracturing  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 14, 2016

Safe and responsible energy development has made the United States the world leader in oil and natural gas production, with states including Colorado playing a leading role. Pro-development policies are needed to continue America’s energy renaissance, which is boosting the economy, making the U.S. more secure in the world and helping to lower emissions

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north-dakota  oil-and-natural-gas  bakken-shale  hydraulic-fracturing  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 13, 2016

North Dakota’s dramatic production increase is a big reason the United States leads the world in oil and natural gas output. As North Dakota energy production has expanded, so has U.S. output – helping the economy, benefiting individual households and making the country more energy secure. North Dakota is a microcosm of that larger energy picture.

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new-york  natural-gas  hydraulic-fracturing  shale-energy  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 12, 2016

A handful of stats stand out about New York state and energy: First, among the 50 states New York was the fourth-largest consumer of natural gas in 2014, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration data. More than half the state’s households heat with natural gas. New York also ranked fourth in the country in the use of natural gas for net generated electricity. The good news is a big part of New York sits atop the prolific Marcellus shale play, which could hold more than 9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, according to one estimate.

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shale-oil  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas-shale 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted August 22, 2016

Shale oil and natural gas will continue to be major players in the U.S. energy mix for many years to come. In its 2016 Annual Energy Outlook, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts U.S. tight oil production to reach 7.08 million barrels per day and shale gas production to reach 79 billion cubic feet in 2040. In 2015, tight oil accounted for 52% of crude oil production and shale gas accounted for 50% of natural gas production. This is all possible because of technology advances and innovations in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

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epa34  hydraulic-fracturing  fracking  oil-and-natural-gas  safe-operations 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 12, 2016

As an agency that fundamentally bases its work on fact and scientific analysis, EPA needs to follow the facts and the science on the safety of hydraulic fracturing.

More than a year ago, after a five-year, multi-million dollar study on the impacts of fracking on drinking water resources, EPA concluded: “We did not find evidence that these mechanisms have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States.” The report affirms volumes of scientific data, including more than 950 sources of information, technical reports, information from stakeholders and peer-reviewed EPA scientific reports.

A move by the agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB), questioning the draft report’s conclusion, is without basis, because EPA’s work and its findings were and are scientifically sound.

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