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March 14, 2011
NETL Recognized for Management Excellence

Management practices at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory have been recognized by one of the world’s leading professional organizations for chemical engineers.

February 14, 2011
President Requests $520.7 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

President Obama’s FY 2012 budget seeks $520.7 million for the Office of Fossil Energy to support improved energy security and rapid development of climate-oriented technology.

February 10, 2011
DOE Completes Sale of Northeast Home Heating Oil Stocks

The U.S. Department of Energy today has awarded contracts to four companies who successfully bid for the purchase of 1,000,000 barrels of heating oil from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve storage sites in Groton and New Haven, CT.

February 8, 2011
DOE Program Offers Participants Unique Opportunity to Gain Carbon Capture and Storage Knowledge

Future leaders and innovators in the area of carbon capture and storage can gain a unique and intensive tutorial on the subject by participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration program.

February 7, 2011
DOE Leverages Fossil Energy Expertise to Develop and Explore Geothermal Energy Resources

Focusing on reducing the upfront costs of geothermal development as well as improve its effectiveness, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced plans to leverage oil and gas expertise to test the reliability and efficiency of geothermal power generation at oil and gas fields.

February 3, 2011
DOE Accepts Bids for Northeast Home Heating Oil Stocks

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today has awarded contracts to three companies who successfully bid for the purchase of 984,253 barrels of heating oil from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve.

February 3, 2011
NETL-Developed Process for Capturing CO2 Emissions Wins National Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer

A process developed by researchers at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory that improves the capture of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants while reducing the cost has been selected to receive a 2011 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer.

February 2, 2011
DOE's Early Investment in Shale Gas Technology Producing Results Today

A $92 million research investment in the 1970s by the U.S. Department of Energy is today being credited with technological contributions that have stimulated development of domestic natural gas from shales.

February 1, 2011
State Regulatory Framework Will Most Likely Result in Robust CO2 Pipeline System, New Study Says

A private sector model with a state rather than Federal-based regulatory framework is the approach that will "most likely result in a robust CO2 pipeline system" in the United States, according to a new report developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

February 1, 2011
DOE Will Convert Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to Ultra Low Sulfur Distillate

The current inventory of the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve will be converted to cleaner burning ultra low sulfur distillate to comply with new, more stringent fuel standards by some Northeastern states, the U.S. Department of Energy said today.