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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 4, 2011

On Monday, Feb. 28th, we told you about our concerns over The New York Times articles on natural gas drilling and drinking water. As you might recall, the Times criticized the handling and disposal of drilling waste water, implying that natural gas operations might be harming water supplies in several Northeastern cities. The Times offered no solid facts to back up its assertions.

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domestic-energy  environmental-protection-agency  epa34  fracking  hydraulic-fracturing  rhetoric-vs-reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 28, 2011

The New York Times published a story yesterday about drilling that does a major disservice to its readers. The front-page article poses several questions about drilling and drinking water, and implies that water supplies in some northeastern cities could be tainted. It is an implication that isn't supported by the facts. 

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domestic-energy  environmental-protection-agency  epa34  fracking  gas-wells  hydraulic-fracturing  methane  natural-gas-drilling-well  range-resources 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 29, 2010

The presumption of innocence is one of the founding principles of the U.S. justice system. Simply put, anyone accused of a crime in the United States is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

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domestic-energy  drinking-water  energy-policy  fracking  groundwater  halliburton  horizontal-drilling  hydraulic-fracturing  technology  water-quality  contamination  fracing  natural-gas-fracking 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 21, 2010

In today's episode, I interview David Adams, Halliburton's vice president for production enhancement, about hydraulic fracturing. He describes the fracking process, the associated benefits as well as the exaggerated risks. 

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department-of-energy  domestic-energy  energy-policy  fracking  ground-water-protection-council  groundwater  hydraulic-fracturing  drilling-wells  groundwater-protection  hydraulic-fracturing-fluids  natural-gas-wells 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 15, 2010

API has announced that it supports the voluntary chemical disclosure registry being developed by the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) with the endorsement of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC). The registry is a step toward providing information about the chemicals in hydraulic fracturing fluids while protecting drilling companies' intellectual property. 

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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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access  bakken-shale  domestic-energy  energy-information-administration  energy-policy  fracking  hydraulic-fracturing  moratorium  new-york 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 30, 2010

The New York State Assembly passed a measure placing a six-month moratorium on hydraulic fracturing late yesterday. The state Senate passed the ban in August, and now the legislation will go to Gov. David Paterson for his signature.

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access  domestic-energy  energy-policy  environmental-protection-agency  epa34  fracking  fracking-fluids  hydraulic-fracturing  pennsylvania  shale-rock  fracturing-fluids  marcellus-shale-coalition  pittsburgh  water-supplies 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 19, 2010

Pennsylvania appears to be having a knee-jerk reaction to a commonly-used process to produce natural gas from shale rock formations. In the past few days, the outgoing governor has imposed a ban on all new natural gas drilling on public lands, and Pittsburgh's City Council has passed a bill to ban drilling within the city limits.

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  fracking  government-revenue  horizontal-drilling  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas  texas  barnett-formation  chesapeake-energy-corporation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 18, 2010

It's being called a monster. It's the biggest natural gas well in North Texas' Barnett Shale formation, and in September it produced more than 17.8 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.

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domestic-energy  fracturing-fluids  halliburton  hydraulic-fracturing  cheapeake-energy  facturing  methanol 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 15, 2010

If you saw the 60 Minutes story on hydraulic fracturing last night, you might be looking for information about this tried-and-true oil and natural gas field practice. Here are some online resources that could be helpful.

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