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November 16, 2011
Midwest Has Potential to Store Hundreds of Years of CO2 Emissions

Geologic capacity exists to permanently store hundreds of years of regional carbon dioxide emissions in nine states stretching from Indiana to New Jersey, according to injection field tests conducted by the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership.

October 27, 2011
NETL Teams Earn Secretary of Energy Achievement Awards

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today honored the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory and several partner agencies with Secretary of Energy Achievement Awards for contributions to two significant environmental efforts in 2010.

October 24, 2011
Methane Hydrate Production Technologies to be Tested on Alaska's North Slope

The U.S. Department of Energy, the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, and ConocoPhillips will work together to test innovative technologies for producing methane gas from hydrate deposits on the Alaska North Slope.

September 30, 2011
Additional Storage Contracts Awarded for Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve

The U.S. Department of Energy has completed the acquisition of commercial storage services for the one million barrel Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve.

September 27, 2011
Innovative Texas Clean Coal Project Takes Major Step Forward as DOE Issues Record of Decision

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a Record of Decision that - along with a signed cooperative agreement - will allow federal funding to be used to help build one of the world’s most advanced and environmentally clean coal-based power plants.

September 13, 2011
New Technologies that Enhance Environmental Protection, Increase Domestic Production, Result from DOE-Supported Consortium

New technologies that help small, independent oil and natural gas operators contribute to domestic energy production while improving environmental protection have resulted from U.S. Department of Energy support of the Stripper Well Consortium.

September 9, 2011
Secretary Chu Announces $14 Million for Six New Projects to Advance IGCC Technology

Projects Will Enhance Efficiency, Environmental Sustainability and Reliability of IGCC Power Plants

September 9, 2011
Secretary Chu Announces $14 Million for Six New Projects to Advance IGCC Technology

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the selection of six projects aimed at developing technologies to lower the cost of producing electricity in integrated gasification combined cycle power plants using carbon capture, while maintaining the highest environmental standards.

August 31, 2011
CO2 Injection in Kansas Oilfield Could Greatly Increase Production, Permanently Store Carbon Dioxide, DOE Study Says

The feasibility of using carbon dioxide injection for recovering between 250 million and 500 million additional barrels of oil from Kansas oilfields has been established in a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

August 26, 2011
DOE Seeks Commercial Storage to Complete Fill of Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve

The Department of Energy, through its agent DLA Energy, has issued a solicitation seeking commercial storage contracts for the remaining 350,000 barrels of ultra low sulfur distillate needed to complete the fill of the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve.