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September 28, 2012
Since 1977, the people of the U.S. Department of Energy have been delivering the science, innovation and expertise required to advance America's energy, economic and national security. In this photo taken in June 1988, former Secretary of Energy John Herrington takes the wheel of a clean natural gas vehicle in front of the Energy Department in Washington, DC.
 
Today, natural gas powers over 112,000 vehicles in the United States and roughly 14.8 million vehicles worldwide. Natural gas vehicles, which can run on compressed natural gas, are a good option for high-mileage, centrally-fueled fleets that operate within a limited area. | Photo courtesy of the Department of Energy.
Photo of the Week: A Driving Force for Natural Gas

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August 31, 2012
Methane hydrates are 3D ice-lattice structures with natural gas locked inside. If methane hydrate is either warmed or depressurized, it will release the trapped natural gas.
New Methane Hydrate Research: Investing in Our Energy Future

New research projects will help study methane hydrates and their implications for future resources, geohazards, and the environment.

August 31, 2012
Energy Department Advances Research on Methane Hydrates – the World’s Largest Untapped Fossil Energy Resource

Projects to research the nature and occurrence of deepwater and arctic gas hydrates and its potential for dramatically expanding U.S. energy supplies

August 31, 2012
Energy Department Advances Research on Methane Hydrates - the World's Largest Untapped Fossil Energy Resource

The Energy Department today announced the selection of 14 new research projects across 11 states that will be a part of an expanding portfolio of projects designed to increase our understanding of methane hydrates’ potential as a future energy supply.

August 31, 2012
Department of Energy Advance Methane Hydrates Science and Technology Projects

Descriptions for Energy Department Methane Hydrates Science and Technology Projects, August 31, 2012

August 23, 2012
Favorable Supplies, Costs, Environmental Profile for Natural Gas Revealed in New Department of Energy Study

The nation’s large resource base of natural gas can be used for cost-effective power generation, with environmental burdens coming primarily from fuel combustion, not resource extraction, according to a new Department of Energy study.

August 15, 2012
Alex­andra “Ale” Hakala is an award-winning geoscientist at DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. | Photo from the National Energy Technology Laboratory.
Energy Department Lab Researcher Wins HENAAC Award for Outstanding Achievement

One of the Energy Department's own talented scientists is recognized with a Great Minds in STEM award.

July 20, 2012
Vast Energy Resource in Residual Oil Zones, FE Study Says

Billions of barrels of oil that could increase domestic supply, help reduce imports, and increase U.S. energy security may be potentially recoverable from residual oil zones, according to initial findings from a study supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy.

July 18, 2012
Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman tours Proinlosa Energy Corp. in Houston, Texas. Proinlosa is a company in the wind turbine manufacturing supply chain that develops tower parts and has benefitted from the Production Tax Credit (PTC). | Photo courtesy of Keri Fulton.
Technology Key to Harnessing Natural Gas Potential

New projects, funded by the Energy Department, will research ways to increase production of natural gas by reducing our dependency on foreign oil and creating American jobs.

June 20, 2012
Research Projects to Address Technical Challenges Facing Small Oil and Natural Gas Producers Selected by DOE for Further Development

Nine new research projects aimed at extending the life of mature oil and natural gas fields, while simultaneously reducing the environmental footprint of production operations and minimizing environmental risks, have been selected to receive a total of $8.5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy.