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Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

Jack Chang | Associated Press HEXIGTEN, China — Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens ...

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Shell moves out of Ukraine due to danger

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media The multinational oil and gas giant, Royal Dutch Shell plc, has officially pulled out of Eastern Ukraine. The shale gas exploration and production in the country has been suspended due to security concerns. A representative of Royal Dutch Shell talked with the Russian based news agency, RIA Novosti, about the decision. “Currently we are ...

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Siluria turns natural gas into gasoline for $1 per gallon

David R. Baker | The San Francisco Chronicle The clear liquid flowing from a collection of pipes and wires in a Hayward industrial park smells just like gasoline, and for all practical purposes, it is. But it wasn’t made from crude oil. Instead, it came from natural gas, the fuel whose sudden abundance in America is reshaping the country’s energy ...

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Test your energy knowledge with ExxonMobil’s new interactive quizzes

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media ExxonMobil has launched a quiz campaign to share information about energy creation and usage around the world. The company’s website now sports a page called “The Energy Quiz,” featuring four brief questionnaires on energy: People & Energy, Energy Sources, Using Energy, and Saving Energy. Each category has five questions with interactive images and full ...

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Penn State Extension Shale Webinar Series: Natural Gas Processing and Effects on Royalty Income Streams

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Penn State Extension’s shale webinar series continues this week with a session entitled “Natural Gas Processing and Effects on Royalty Income Streams.” The webinar will feature Steven Karabin, PNGE, RL, President and Chief Officer of the Rhino Advisory Group, LLC. Karabin will describe the differences between processing dry gas, which is mostly comprised of ...

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Creation of oil and gas task force delayed

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The creation of the oil and gas task force proposed by Gov. John Hickenlooper has been delayed due to the massive amount of applications received from people across the state vying to become part of it, according to a report by the Denver Post. La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt, the chairwoman appointed to ...

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Competition aims to pair oil and gas with clean technology

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Some of Colorado’s largest oil and gas producers are planning to team up with the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association to search for clean technology companies seeking to pitch their ideas to oil and gas companies, according to a report by the Denver Business Journal. The association, which promotes Colorado’s clean technology sector, is hosting ...

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U.S. Energy Dept finalizes overhaul of natural gas export reviews

Ayesha Rascoe | Reuters WASHINGTON –  The U.S. Energy Department has finalized a plan to revamp its process for approving liquefied natural gas exports, and as originally proposed the changes eliminate conditional approvals for LNG projects. Beginning Thursday, the department will only issue final rulings on whether exports are in the public interest after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or ...

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