shale gas

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Pressure builds against France's ban on fracking

Published: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:30pm
Category: 
Energy

Deep beneath the City of Light lies what some believe to be an energy bonanza ripe for harvest.

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China Takes On Big Risks in Its Push for Shale Gas

Published: 
Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:21pm
Category: 
Energy

Residents of this isolated mountain valley of terraced cornfields were just going to sleep last April when they were jolted by an enormous roar, followed by a tower of flames. 

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China Must Exploit Its Shale Gas

Published: 
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 8:53am
Category: 
Energy

If the Senate confirms the nomination of the M.I.T. scientist Ernest J. Moniz as the next energy secretary, as expected, he must use his new position to consider the energy situation not only in the United States, but in China as well.

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Keystone's 'dilbit' problem

Published: 
Sat, 12/15/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Chemicals

"Dilbit" — drop the word in casual conversation and listeners might think you're talking about the comic strip engineer who can't get a date. But dilbit actually stands for "diluted bitumen," a heretofore obscure oil industry term that may soon be trending on your search engine as controversy deepens over the Keystone XL pipeline, a project to carry oil from the Alberta tar sands to refineries in Texas that has become the nation's most contentious battle between conservative fossil fuel backers and liberal environmentalists.