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August 5, 2009
DOE-Sponsored Software Application Assists Exploration of Gas-Rich Fayetteville Shale

A project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy has resulted in the development of the Fayetteville Shale Infrastructure Placement Analysis System, or IPAS, which is now available online.

July 30, 2009
DOE Leads National Research Program in Gas Hydrates

The U.S. Department of Energy today told Congress the agency is leading a nationwide program in search of naturally occurring natural gas hydrates - a potentially significant storehouse of methane--with far reaching implications for the environment and the nation's future energy supplies.

July 30, 2009
DOE Showcases Websites for Tight Gas Resource Development

Two U.S. Department of Energy projects funded by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory provide quick and easy web-based access to sought after information on tight-gas sandstone plays.

May 18, 2009
DOE-Supported Publication Boosts Search for Oil, Natural Gas by Petroleum Operators

A comprehensive publication detailing the oil-rich fields of Utah and nearby states, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, can now provide petroleum companies and related service providers with the geologic, geographic, and engineering data needed to tap into these resources.

May 14, 2009
DOE Expedition Discovers the First Gulf of Mexico Resource-Quality Gas Hydrate Deposits

The Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory has established that gas hydrate can and does occur at high saturations within reservoir-quality sands in the Gulf of Mexico.

April 14, 2009
DOE-Funded Primer Underscores Technology Advances, Challenges of Shale Gas Development

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces the release of "Modern Shale Gas Development in the United States: A Primer." The Primer provides regulators, policy makers, and the public with an objective source of information on the technology advances and challenges that accompany deep shale gas development.

March 31, 2009
DOE-Funded Project Shows Promise for Tapping Vast U.S. Oil Shale Resources

A technology as simple as an advanced heater cable may hold the secret for tapping into the nation's largest source of oil, which is contained in vast amounts of shale in the American West.

March 26, 2009
DOE-Sponsored Technology Enhances Recovery of Natural Gas in Wyoming

Research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Oil and Natural Gas Program has found a way to distinguish between groundwater and the water co-produced with coalbed natural gas, thereby boosting opportunities to tap into the vast supply of natural gas in Wyoming as well as Montana.

March 15, 2009
As OPEC Ministers Meet, Secretary Chu Stresses the Importance of Energy Independence

Washington, DC - As OPEC ministers held a meeting in Vienna Sunday, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu again stressed the need for energy independence and called for global cooperation on energy, economic and climate challenges.

February 25, 2009
DOE Project Leads to New Alliance to Promote Low-Impact Drilling

A project supported by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has given rise to a major new research consortium to promote advanced technology for low-impact oil and gas drilling.