Topic: Hydraulic fracturing

It's Time You Get Up to Speed on Hydraulic Fracturing

Sept. 12, 2014
It's Time You Get Up to Speed on Hydraulic Fracturing

Have you heard about the energy transition underway in the United States? My guess is probably not.

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Natural Gas Use in Power Generation Saves Water and Reduces Drought Vulnerability

Dec. 19, 2013

Water SavingsA new study finds that in Texas, the U.S. state that annually generates the most electricity, using natural gas for electricity generation is saving water and making the state less vulnerable to drought.

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UT Energy Poll Shows Public Disconnect on Energy Issues

Oct. 17, 2013

The latest energy poll conducted by The University of Texas at Austin shows Americans to be less engaged on energy issues than they were six months or a year ago.

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Unprecedented Measurements Provide Better Understanding of Methane Emissions During Natural Gas Production

Sept. 16, 2013

A new study from The University of Texas at Austin reports on extensive measurements of methane emissions including the first measurements for methane emissions taken directly at the well pad during completion operations for hydraulically fractured wells. A team of researchers from UT Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering and environmental testing firms URS and Aerodyne Research completed measurements at 190 natural gas production sites across the United States. The study was published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Spring 2013 UT Energy Poll Shows Consumer Opposition to Exporting Natural Gas

April 9, 2013

 Thirty-nine percent of Americans believe the United States should keep the natural gas it produces at home rather than sell it to other countries, the latest University of Texas Energy Poll reports today. Only 28 percent of those surveyed say they support exporting domestically produced natural gas to other countries. Responses differ by gender, with 33 percent of men favoring the export of natural gas and 22 percent of women favoring it.

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