Tag Archives: Marcellus Shale


The Newest Question in the Continuing Debate about Shale Gas and the Environment

By Eleanor Saunders Among the environmental controversies sparked by the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to extract shale gas, the most basic one concerns the quantity of greenhouse gas emitted over the fuel’s entire life-cycle – from the … Continue reading


Opportunities and Challenges Posed by the Marcellus Shale

By Eleanor Saunders In the wake of Japan’s nuclear disaster, BP’s oil-well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico and the many environmental reservations that have been expressed about coal, natural gas is fast becoming the fuel of choice.  Or, as … Continue reading


Selected Shale Gas News: Winter 2010 through Fall 2011

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Shale Gas Reserves U.S. EIA 2011 Annual Energy Outlook: Since last year’s Annual Energy Outlook, the Energy Information Agency (EIA) has changed its estimates of technically recoverable, unproved shale gas resources in the U.S. from 347 trillion cubic feet to … Continue reading