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Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting, Monitoring, Protection
Two data collection tools specifically developed for hydraulic fracturing are available to help regulatory agencies monitor drilling and completion operations and enhance environmental protection. Read More >

DOE Accord Seeks Accelerated Development of Alaska's Vast Unconventional Energy Resources
Development of potentially vast and important unconventional energy resources in Alaska including viscous oil and methane hydrates could be accelerated under a Memorandum of Understanding signed today by the state’s Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Data from Innovative Methane Hydrate Test on Alaska's North Slope Now Available on NETL Website
Data from an innovative test conducted last year that used carbon dioxide and nitrogen injection to release natural gas from methane hydrates at a well on the Alaska North Slope is now available to researchers and the public on the National Energy Technology Laboratory website.
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Energy Department Releases Study on Natural Gas Exports, Invites Public Comment
As part of a broader effort to further inform decisions related to LNG exports, DOE commissioned NERA Economic Consulting to conduct a third party study in order to gain a better understanding of how U.S. LNG exports could affect the public interest. The Department is releasing that study and making it available for public review and comment.
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Research Projects Addressing Technical Challenges to Environmentally Acceptable Shale Gas Development Selected by DOE
Fifteen research projects aimed at addressing the technical challenges of producing natural gas from shales and tight sands, while simultaneously reducing environmental footprints and risks, have been selected to receive a total of $28 million in funding from the DOE's Office of Fossil Energy. Read More

Energy Department Advances Research on Methane Hydrates - the World's Largest Untapped Fossil Energy Resources
The Energy Department today announced the selection of 14 new research projects across 11 states that will be a part of an expanding portfolio of projects designed to increase our understanding of methane hydrates’ potential as a future energy supply.  Read More

2012 Annual Plan Now Available
The Department of Energy announces the availability of the 2012 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources R&D Program.  Read the Plan >

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Commercialized Technologies and Significant Research Accomplishments of DOE's Oil & Gas Program Energy Resource Potential of Methane Hydrates Shale Gas Subcommittee Final Report - November 18, 2011

DOE Oil & Natural Gas Commercialized Technologies and Research Accomplishments

Energy Resource Potential of Methane Hydrate

Shale Gas Subcommittee Final Report

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FE's Office of Oil & Natural Gas supports research and policy options to ensure environmentally sustainable domestic and global supplies of oil and natural gas. 

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