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Canada’s Shale Boom: More To Come In Montney

By James Burgess In the world of a constantly changing oil and gas environment, the Montney shale basin is the sleeping giant that holds the key to accelerating Canada’s shale oil and gas boom, but the real treasure within this giant is a tight liquids-rich zone (approximately 15-20 miles wide) that has big and small

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Cheap Natural Gas Boosts Manufacturing

By Nanette Byrnes The fastest-growing slice of the U.S. manufacturing sector today is not being driven by automation or cutting-edge robotics but instead by cheap, plentiful natural gas unleashed by fracking shale deposits. From 2011 to August 2014, the American Chemistry Council, the trade association of the chemical industry, tallied 196 announcements of new chemical

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The Bakken is gassing up for America’s natural shift

One of the more exciting stories being extracted from the Bakken is natural gas. Although volumetrically it doesn’t compare to the Bakken’s crude, the natural gas plays are creating a culture of innovation that will completely transform how people live their daily lives. Many energy experts and professionals believe this “natural” shift is happening across

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Planned pipeline expansions will raise natural gas outlook

Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media An already-surging domestic natural gas market will be bolstered further by a bevy of new and expanded pipeline projects slated to begin operation within the next couple of years, argues Margaret Ryan in an article published today in Interfax Energy’s Natural Gas Daily. Onshore natural gas production in the

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First public natural gas fueling station opens in Philadelphia, despite low demand

By Katie Colaneri The first filling station for natural gas vehicles in Philadelphia is now open to the public, bringing the total number of stations offering compressed natural gas (CNG) in Pennsylvania up to 26. Natural gas is cheaper than gasoline and diesel. Despite an abundant supply, it has been slow to catch on as

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