Natural Gas Facts



NATURAL GAS SHALES

 

What is Shale Gas?-  geology.com

– What Is Shale Gas and Why Is It Important?

– Horizontal Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing

– The U.S. Has Abundant Shale Gas Resources

– Enough for 110 Years of Use

– What is a Shale “Play”?

– Horizontal Drilling

– Shale Gas vs. Conventional Gas

– Natural Gas: A Clean-Burning Fuel

– Environmental Concerns

 

Mineral Rights-  geology.com

– Basic information about mineral, surface, oil and gas rights.

 

World Shale Gas Resources-   geology.com

NAT GAS- WORLD SHALE RESERVES

– What Triggered the U.S. Shale Gas Revolution?

– Horizontal Drilling Technology

– The Work of Mitchell Energy and Development

– The Natural Gas “Game Changer”

– Diffusion of Shale Gas Technologies

– Shale Gas in Worldwide Basins

– Shale Gas Resource Base

– Conservative Basin Estimates

– Highly Dependent Countries

– Countries with a Natural Gas Infrastructure

 

Oil and Natural Gas Resources of the Arctic-  geology.com

NAT GAS- ARCTIC RESOURCE

– An Enormous Undiscovered Resource

– Arctic Oil and Natural Gas Resource Basins

– Jurisdiction of the Arctic

– Challenges of Oil & Gas Exploration in the Arctic

– Why Arctic Exploration is so Expensive

 

HOW NATURAL GAS WORKS

ucsusa.org

Natural gas is a versatile fossil fuel that we use for heating, cooking, electricity production, transportation, and as an industrial feedstock. In 2012, it made up 30 percent of the U.S. energy mix, and it continues to be a readily available domestic resource as a result of recent discoveries and advances in extraction technology. [1]

You can learn more about natural gas in the following comprehensive suite of pages, which detail the many aspects of natural gas, from formation to extraction to end use, including associated environmental impacts…Learn more>>

– How Natural Gas is Formed

– Shale Gas and Other Unconventional Sources of Natural Gas

– Natural Gas Flaring, Processing, and Transportation

– Uses of Natural Gas

– Environmental Impacts of Natural Gas

– The Future of Natural Gas

 

WHAT IS LNG – LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS?

An efficient way to transport natural gas where pipelines are not available

NAT GAS- WHAT IS LNG

What is LNG?-  geology.com

– Liquefaction and Regasification Terminals

– The Changing Role of LNG in the United States

– Where is LNG Produced?

– Where is LNG Received?

– How is LNG Stored?

– How is Transported?

– Environmental Impact of LNG

– Public Support and Opposition to LNG Terminals

– The Geography of Natural Gas

 

GROUNDWATER & AQUIFERS

Nearly half of the U.S. population relies on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water.  In rural areas, this figure approaches 95%.  It is easy to see from these figures that groundwater is an importance source of water that should be protected.  But what exactly is groundwater?…Learn more>>  

NAT GAS- GRD WATER  fracfocus.org

 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF NATURAL GAS

Global Warming Emissions-   ucsusa.org

Although natural gas is a hydrocarbon fossil fuel, the global warming emissions from its combustion are much lower than those from coal or oil….Learn more>>

-Air pollution

-Land Use and Wildlife

-Water Use and Pollution

-Earthquakes

 

THE NEW TRUCK STOP: FILLING UP WITH NATURAL GAS FOR THE LONG HAUL

Read the article by Josie Garthwaite/published march 18, 2013

news.nationalgeographic.com

NATURAL GAS new truck stop

PHOTOGRAPH BY JIM URQUHART, REUTERS

…Thanks largely to the hydraulic fracturing boom in the United States, it would be far cheaper today to run those heavy trucks on natural gas than diesel—and potentially cleaner, too. (See related: “Natural Gas Nation: EIA Sees Future Shaped By Fracking.”) Those rumbling rigs are the fastest-growing contributors to the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyRead more>>

 

UNDERSTANDING NATURAL GAS PRICES

Contributor: Hobart King

How Are Natural Gas Prices Determined?-   geology.com

The price that a buyer pays for natural gas depends upon many factors. Three of the more important factors are: 1) the quantity of gas being purchased, 2) the amount of processing that has been done to prepare the gas for the buyer, and, 3) the amount of transportation required to deliver the gas to the buyer.

– How Are Natural Gas Prices Determined?

– Who Pays the Lowest Price?

– Who Pays the Highest Price?

– Other Frequently-Quoted Natural Gas Prices

– In What Units are Natural Gas Prices Quoted?

– Natural Gas Prices Over Time – Short Term

– Natural Gas Prices Over Time – Long Term

– What States Have the Highest Natural Gas Prices?

– The Future of Natural Gas Prices?

NATURAL GAS price state  geology.com

 

 

 

NATURAL GAS SHALES

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     Barnett Shale: NATURAL GAS Barnett 

Eagle Ford Shale:NATURAL GAS eagle for shale  Fayetteville Shale:NATURAL GAS Fayetteville

 

Haynesville Shale:NATURAL GAS Haynesville  Marcellus Shale NATURAL GAS Marcellus Shale

Shale Gas ResourcesNATURAL GAS world shale gas resourcesUtica Shale:NATURAL GAS Utica

 

IS SHALE GAS A “MINERAL” – WHY THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION MAY DETERMINE HOW AND WHERE DRILLING HAPPENS IN PENNSYLVANIA

Posted by Kelly Drye on October 12, 2011-  frackinginsider.com

 

Bubbling up through the state courts in Pennsylvania is a legal dispute with huge implications for the ongoing natural gas boom in that state. Hanging in the balance is the validity of hundreds (if not thousands) of leases entered into by gas companies under the assumption that included in the lease rights is the ability to extract Marcellus shale gas.

Almost 130 years ago the Pennsylvania Supreme Court created…continue reading>> 

 

 

ARTICLES

Fracking – An Indisputable Economic Engine

Posted by Kelly Drye on June 28, 2011-  frackinginsider.com

…in the end, it may be economic forces, including the long-term supply and price of natural gas, which will play the most important role in determining whether natural gas will truly become the oft-discussed “bridge” fuel that transitions the United States’ economy to a cleaner, more renewable- and domestic-based energy portfolio…continue reading>>

 

Fracking – An Indisputable Economic Engine

Posted by Kelly Drye on June 28, 2011-  frackinginsider.com

…Recent discoveries of unconventional shale resources in this country have been an economic boon to several states—Pennsylvania and Texas in particular. Recently, the Marcellus Shale Coalition reported that a staggering 48,000 new people have been hired in jobs related to drilling for natural gas in Pennsylvania in the past year, and the numbers for the first quarter of 2011 are nearly double from the same time last year…continue reading>>

 

 

House Natural Gas Caucus Discusses Pricing Pressure And Export Potential

Posted by Andrew McNamee on August 08, 2012-  frackinginsider.com

The price is too low. Michael Watford, the CEO of Ultra Petroleum, explained that the current price for natural gas, $2.50-3.00 per cubic foot, is too low to sustain production in the long term…continue reading>> 

 

Natural Gas And Its Role In The U.S. Energy Endgame

by kevin doran and adam reed- 13 Aug 2012: Opinion-   e360.yale.edu

The boom in natural gas production has undeniable benefits for the United States. But two policy analysts argue that embracing a monolithic energy future dominated by gas will mean the loss of a golden opportunity: Leveraging cheap, abundant gas to create a sustainable future based on renewable power…continue reading>>