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Assumptions point the way toward a sustainable future

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media In the never-ending quest for cost reduction and finding economic ways of generating the power necessary for our modern society, electricity is beginning to flow from sources other than the usual coal, natural gas and nuclear power generating facilities. As the dynamics of the power industry continue to change with the shifting landscape ...

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Congo WWF employees receive death threats


John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media The World Wildlife Foundation reported on Monday that two of its employees had received threats on their lives for their vocal opposition to oil exploration in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park. Unidentified callers told the WWF “we want his head” in reference to a staff member working in Goma, DRC who ...

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Wyoming to host oil-spill drill

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media On Wednesday, May 14, at 8 a.m., conditions similar to an oil spill disaster will wash up along Casper Creek and the North Platte River in Casper, Wyoming. Federal, local, and private emergency responders are busy preparing for the EPA’s National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) with an event designed to train ...

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“Miracle” micro method generates more power than it uses


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media A Houston power company claims to have developed a “house of the future” that can potentially generate more energy than it uses. MCOGEN Power Generation Systems Solutions says it has implemented the first commercial micro-trigeneration power supply in the home of a Texas family. Using methods employed in larger power plants, the company boasts ...

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Ukrainian Gas Company hires Joe Biden’s son

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By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media Burisma Holdings, the largest independent gas producer in Ukraine, has hired R. Hunter Biden to be on its board of directors.  He will be in charge of Burisma’s legal team, used as support in their international affairs. The chairman of the Board of Directors of Burisma Holdings stated “The Company’s strategy is aimed at ...

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Rocky Mountains to be part of next big shale play

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media As Colorado continues to become a major player in the shale mining industry, companies have been exploring the untapped land in search of unclaimed reservoirs, and EOG Resources Inc. has recently announced that areas in the Colorado Rockies will soon add a major boon to their high rate-of-return drilling portfolio. Four horizontal plays ...

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Chevron settles with EPA over two Utah spills

John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media A settlement worth $875,000 to amend for oil spills in Utah was reached between Chevron Pipe Line Company and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday. According to an EPA press release, Chevron agreed to pay the amount for their violations of the Clean Water Act. Two violations were accounted for, one incident associated ...

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Louisiana LNG Energy, LLC’s new plant poised for profit


By Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media An affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC (“ArcLight”) has provided funding to Louisiana LNG Energy, LLC (“LLNGE”), a liquefied natural gas (LNG) company based in Houston, Texas, for a midscale export terminal on the Mississippi River in Louisiana. The amount provided by ArcLight is as of yet undisclosed. LLNGE’s facility would fall in ...

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Obama touts solar strategy


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media The time has come for America to embrace the potential of solar energy, President Obama said today during remarks from a Mountain View, California Wal-Mart. In a speech lasting about 15 minutes, the president outlined the major focus areas of the two or three hundred new regulations and initiatives he has enacted by executive ...

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Four oil giants giving back in big ways


Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media Recently, our own John Bestoloffe covered a story of a Midland Texas school district receiving money partially from big oil companies such as Chevron and Concho resources. And while sifting through the daily news, I came across an article detailing the ExxonMobil Foundation donating nearly $1.5 million in new gifts to The University of ...

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