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Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted March 23, 2011

With more than 60-years operating in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil and natural gas industry has a strong safety record, drilling more than 42,000 wells. Thirty percent of U.S. oil production and 13 percent of natural gas production comes from the Gulf, and these resources are a vital part of our energy security.

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horizontal-drilling  hydraulic-fracturing  shale-formations  technology-innovation  argentina  bolivia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 10, 2010

Here's a prime example of how good old-fashioned American ingenuity is helping people around the globe. This good news story involves Argentina and the U.S. innovation that combines horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing to produce natural gas locked in hard shale formations.

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domestic-energy  energy-production  north-dakota  oil-drilling  oil-production  oil-rig  onshore  technology  technology-innovation  continental-resource-inc  drill-site  drilling-rigs  oil-wells  walking-drilling-rig  walking-rig 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 12, 2010

Did you know that drilling rigs can walk? At least this one can. It's the ECO-Pad being used by Continental Resources Inc. to drill for oil in North Dakota.

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air-quality  diesel  diesel-vehicles  domestic-energy  efficiency  emissions  energy-policy  environmental-protection-agency  fuel  gasoline  technology-innovation  ultra-low-sulfur-diesel  clean-diesel  diesel-exhaust-fluid  emission-requirements  trucks  ulsd-diesel-cars 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 25, 2010

Did you know that today's diesel-powered light-duty vehicles must meet the same stringent emission requirements as gasoline-powered models? 

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domestic-energy  fracking  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas  ohio  onshore  pennsylvania  technology-innovation  utica-shale  virginia  west-virginia  mit34 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 8, 2010

Interest is rising in a relatively new natural gas discovery called the Utica Shale. It lies beneath the Marcellus Shale and stretches from Canada's Quebec Province through Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, western Virginia and into West Virginia. 

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deepwater-horizon  drilling-rigs  technology-innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 18, 2010

A few days after the Deepwater Horizon explosions and fire, Interior Sec. Ken Salazar ordered Minerals Management Service (MMS) personnel to inspect 30 deepwater drilling rigs and their blowout preventers (BOPs). 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 17, 2010

BP succeeded yesterday in connecting a 4" pipe to the broken riser to siphon oil and gas from the leaking Macondo well a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico's surface. 

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