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    • Midstream Infrastructure Improvements Key to Realizing Full Potential of Domestic Natural Gas

      October 30, 2014 9:20 AM

      Natural gas provides numerous benefits to millions of Americans daily, whether it’s being used to heat or air condition homes and businesses, cook meals, or power vehicles. But most people who take advantage of this versatile and important energy resource probably don’t think about the intricate and vital system that exists to bring natural gas from where it is produced to the marketplace where it can be used.

    • DOE Gas Hydrate R&D: Shale Gas Déjà Vu?

      October 22, 2014 10:21 AM

      More than 30 years ago, DOE looked into the future and saw the potentially large benefit of developing promising but difficult-to-extract unconventional natural gas resources, particularly those from shale formations. As a result, it began sponsoring research and development (R&D), partnering with industry and academia, and, among other things, invested about $137 million in the Eastern Gas Shale Program between 1978 and 1992.