About admin

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far has created 4 blog entries.

Fracking – EPA Study – No Widespread Impact

Landmark EPA Study Shows Fracking Has No Widespread Impact on Drinking Water
The prevailing argument against hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has recently been blown out of the water by the EPA after a nearly four-year study, the results of which were recently released in draft form. For years, environmentalists have asserted that fracking leads to pervasive […]

Congress Considering Lifting Oil Export Ban

Congress Considering Lifting Oil Export Ban
A couple of weeks ago, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved legislation, The Offshore Production and Energizing National Security Act (OPENS Act), which would lift the oil exports ban that has been in place for 40 years running. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bill […]

Natural Gas Takes the Lead Over Coal in Electricity Generation

Natural Gas Takes the Lead Over Coal in Electricity Generation
For the first time in history, natural gas has surpassed coal as the primary source of electric power generation in the United States. According to the research company SNL Energy, recent reports from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) show that natural gas powered 31 percent of electricity generation […]

Austin Chalk Getting Another Look

Article by: By Louise S. Durham

Remember the Austin Chalk horizontal drilling boom that revved up in the late 1980s?

Coming on the heels of one of the industry’s most painful downturns, the play quickly morphed into THE place to drill in the United States.

It was a heady time, and south Texas was at the heart of […]