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NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -- A drilling surge in America’s hottest oil play may prove to be a pitfall for natural gas bulls. As explorers extract crude from the Permian shale in West Texas, they’re also producing gas. A jump in the number of rigs operating in the basin is adding to the so-called fraclog, or the number of drilled wells that are waiting...
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Oil was first discovered in the Bakken shale of North Dakota in 1951. However, that oil stayed trapped within those tight rocks for nearly 60 years. It wasn't until the new technological innovations of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling were combined that the Bakken finally started to give up its oil. It also didn't hurt that the price...
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The House of Representatives has recently approved on third and final reading a bill allowing natural-gas power plants to use diesel as alternate fuel when there is an existing or imminent shortage of electricity. House Bill 5587, principally authored by chairman of the Committee on Energy and Liberal Party Rep. Reynaldo V. Umali of Oriental...
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Maraleen Cottrell knows a thing or two about the rock beneath China Township, the natural gas that’s stored there and the decades of workers who have pushed and pulled the energy source from the ground. When your father, husband and son have all worked at the DTE Energy Belle River Mills Compressor Station, it’s hard not to pick up on the nuances...
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Iran could become a major supplier of natural gas to the European Union by the end of the next decade, according to new estimates from the bloc’s executive following the nuclear deal reached with Tehran this summer. The European Commission now believes that the bloc could import between 25 billion and 35 billion cubic meters of gas a year from...
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China’s state energy giants are reducing output from conventional natural gas fields as demand growth for the fuel eases to a multi-year low, local media and sources said, although shale gas targets are being maintained. Sinopec Corp and PetroChina have restricted production at two major conventional fields – Puguang and Anyue – in the Sichuan gas...
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The United States military is trying very hard to expand and incorporate alternative energy sources. The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) published an excellent review last year on Renewable Energy For Military Installations. But poorly-sited wind turbines continue to present problems to both flyovers and to radar and surveillance...
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US-based manufacturing unit of China's Seraphim Solar System intends to soon start trial operation at its new solar factory in Jackson, Mississippi. The solar photovoltaic (PV) module factory will be set-up in two phases, with an initial annual production capacity of 300MW. Formal manufacturing and operation for phase one of the facility is...
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If everyone on earth lived the lifestyle we lead in Hong Kong, humanity would need 2.6 earths to sustain our resource needs, according to WWF estimates.  The sun provides enough energy every hour to power the earth for a whole year. The trick is how to harness it. The use of solar dates back to the seventh century BC, when mankind began...
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Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) most recently reported earnings per share of $0 for the period ending on 2015-06-30. This number was $0.17 away from the conensus estimate calculated immediately prior to the actual announcement, or a 100% earnings surprise factor. Publicly traded companies often feel immense pressure to meet or beat...
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The ravine at Shale Hollow Preserve is a gray, red, orange and brown stack of shale that resembles a pile of papers. The wall, which borders Big Run Creek, mostly is uniform — row after row of flaky rocks. But there is a spot near the footpath, about 6 feet up, that is anything but ordinary. There, embedded in the shale, is a perfect sphere of...

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