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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 11, 2011

Looking for information about hydraulic fracturing? The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) launched their new joint website today to respond to concerns about the chemicals used in fracturing operations. It's called FracFocus and can be found here. 

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carbon-emissions  domestic-energy  eia34  energy-policy  fracking  horizontal-drilling  hydraulic-fracturing  texas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 7, 2011

There's a revolution occurring in the United States, and it is spreading throughout the world. It is the shale gas revolution, and it has the potential to alter the global energy picture for many years to come. It began a few years ago when Texas oil man George Mitchell had a hunch that he could produce natural gas from the Barnett Shale formation in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Although some geologists were skeptical, Mitchell discovered that gas could be produced by using a combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. When other energy companies learned of his success, they improved on his innovation and helped to create a new industry and thousands of jobs across the country. 

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energy-iq  exxonmobil  horizontal-drilling  north-dakota  oil-and-natural-gas-industry  oil-drilling  oil-production  oil-refining  refineries  technology-innovation  vertical-drilling  oil-and-natural-gas-drilling  seismic 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 5, 2011

North Dakota celebrated its 60th year of oil production yesterday. On April 4, 1951, Amerada Corp. struck oil in Clarence Iverson's wheat field near Tioga, which eventually led to North Dakota becoming the 4th largest oil producing state in the country. 

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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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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-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  fracing  fracking  horizontal-drilling  hydraulic-fracturing  michigan  directional-drilling  michigan-basin 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Dr. William B. Harrison, III of Western Michigan University about the economic benefits of oil and natural gas development in the state, particularly the Michigan Basin. 

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domestic-energy  horizontal-drilling  leasing  michigan  encana  utica-shale  oil-and-natural-gas  revenue 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 2, 2010

The State of Michigan held a lease auction last week, in which leases for nearly 274,000 acres of state lands were awarded to the highest bidders for oil and natural gas development. The sale raised $9.65 million in bonus bids on top of the $178 million offered for leases during the very competitive May 2010 sale. 

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bakken-formation  deepwater-drilling-moratorium  domestic-energy  eia34  energy  energy-demand  energy-information-administration  energy-supply  gulf-of-mexico  horizontal-drilling  natural-gas-wells  oil-and-natural-gas-drilling  oil-drilling  oil-wells 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 28, 2010

U.S. oil and natural gas drilling increased markedly in the third quarter this year, according to API's 2010 Quarterly Well Completion Report: Third Quarter. An estimated 11,297 oil wells, natural gas wells and dry holes were completed, which was 45 percent higher than during the same period in 2009. 

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chesapeake-energy-corporation  china  de-facto-moratorium  domestic-energy  drilling-permits  energy  gulf-of-mexico  horizontal-drilling  oil-imports  texas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 18, 2010

China has overtaken the United States as the world's largest energy consumer, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The executive director of the IEA Nobuo Tanaka said last week, "Probably half of the oil demand increase comes from China." (Reuters) 

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