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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.

January 24, 2011
WEDNESDAY: Secretary Chu to Host Live Chat on Clean Energy and Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will host the Department of Energy's inaugural "Energy Matters" online town hall on President Obama's clean energy and innovation agenda as a follow-up to the State of the Union.  He will speak to and answer questions from an online and in-person audience.

January 12, 2011
Access to DOE Database of Oil and Natural Gas Research Results Expanded

The results of nearly four decades of research supported by the U.S. Department of Energy are now available through the OnePetro online document repository.

November 2, 2010
Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas Resources

The commercialization of an innovative telemetry communications system developed through a U.S. Department of Energy research program will help U.S. producers tap previously hard-to-reach natural gas resources deep underground, resulting in access to additional supplies that will help enhance national energy security.

September 27, 2010
Projects Selected to Boost Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources

Ten projects focused on two technical areas aimed at increasing the nation’s supply of "unconventional" fossil energy, reducing potential environmental impacts, and expanding carbon dioxide storage options have been selected for further development by the U.S. Department of Energy.

June 23, 2010
Successful Oil and Gas Technology Transfer Program Extended to 2015

The Stripper Well Consortium - a program that has successfully provided and transferred technological advances to small, independent oil and gas operators over the past nine years - has been extended to 2015 by the U.S. Department of Energy.

March 30, 2010
Results from DOE Expedition Confirm Existence of Resource-Quality Gas Hydrate in Gulf of Mexico

Gas hydrate, a potentially immense energy resource, occurs at high saturations within reservoir-quality sands in the Gulf of Mexico, according to reports released by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory.

March 9, 2010
The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round...

There is one category of buses that I'm particularly fond of – those that run on alternative fuels.

March 1, 2010
Alabama Injection Project Aimed at Enhanced Oil Recovery, Testing Important Geologic CO2 Storage

Carbon dioxide injection -- an important part of carbon capture and storage technology -- is underway as part of a pilot study of CO2 enhanced oil recovery in the Citronelle Field of Mobile County, Alabama.

October 29, 2009
DOE-Sponsored Beaufort Sea Expedition Studies Methane's Role in Global Climate Cycle

Washington, D.C. -- Increased understanding of methane's role in the global climate cycle and the potential of methane hydrate as a future energy resource could result from a recent joint research expedition off the coast of northeastern Alaska involving the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).