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April 13, 2012
Obama Administration Announces New Partnership on Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Research

Today, three federal agencies announced a formal partnership to coordinate and align all research associated with development of our nation’s abundant unconventional natural gas and oil resources.

April 10, 2012
A rendering of the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne high pressure, dry-solids feed pump.
Opening New Avenues for High-Efficiency, Low-Emission Coal Gasification

Gasification. It’s a versatile technology that uses coal to produce power, chemicals, and fuels. Inherently low in air emissions, solid byproducts, and wastewater, commercial gasification plants have proven capable of exceeding the most stringent regulations for air- and solids-emissions.

April 4, 2012
NETL-RUA Scans for Improved Enhanced Oil Recovery Technique

Researchers participating in the National Energy Technology Laboratory Regional University Alliance are using a familiar piece of medical equipment - a CT scanner - to evaluate cutting-edge improvements to enhanced oil recovery techniques.

March 29, 2012
NETL Shares Computing Speed, Efficiency to Tackle Energy Technology Barriers

Washington, DC - One of the world’s fastest supercomputers will be installed at the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) this summer to help develop solutions to carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology barriers.

March 26, 2012
Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration Training Program Now Accepting Applications

A Department of Energy program that helps graduate students and early career professionals gain hands-on field research experience in areas related to carbon capture, utilization and storage is accepting applications until April 15.

February 13, 2012
President Requests $650.8 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

Washington, DC - President Obama’s FY 2013 budget seeks $650.8 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to support improved energy security and rapid development of climate-oriented technology. The request includes $420.6 million for Fossil Energy Research and Development, $195.6 million for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, $10.1 million for the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve (and includes a $6 million rescission of prior year funds), $14.9 million for the Naval Petroleum Reserves and $15.6 million for the Elk Hills School Land Fund.

February 10, 2012
Remote Gas Well Monitoring Technology Applied to Marcellus Shale Site

Washington, DC - A technology to remotely monitor conditions at energy-rich Marcellus Shale gas wells to help insure compliance with environmental requirements has been developed through a research partnership funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

February 9, 2012
Chu in Pittsburgh: “We Need an All-Out, All-of-the-Above Strategy that Develops Every Available Source of American Energy”

Chu Highlights NETL Research and Innovation, City's Investments in Energy Efficiency

February 7, 2012
New Models Help Optimize Development of Bakken Shale Resources

Washington, DC - Exploration and field development in the largest continuous oil play in the lower 48 states, located in North Dakota and eastern Montana, will be guided by new geo-models developed with funding from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE).

The three-year project to develop exploration and reservoir models for the Bakken Shale resource play was conducted by the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), through research funded by FE’s Oil and Natural Gas Program.

February 3, 2012
Arkansas Natural Gas Company Hosts Tour With U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Poneman

Poneman Highlights U.S. Energy Resources, Obama’s Blueprint for an American Economy Built to Last