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The EIA is seriously exaggerating shale gas production in its drilling productivity report

The EIA is the elephant in the room when it comes to energy statistics. Its data and forecasts are widely used by analysts and the media and influence energy policy. There is no room for the significant scale of errors and distortions reported herein.

Perfora, Chico, Perfora

En Perfora, Chico, Perfora, J. David Hughes ha analizado en profundidad e investigado rigurosamente la posibilidad de diversos combustibles no convencionales para generar abundancia energetica.

Drilling California: A Reality Check

New analysis shows that the Monterey shale is likely to greatly disappoint those who hold hope for a new golden age of oil in the Golden State.

The Energy Sustainability Dilemma : Powering the Future in a Finite World

Most of the easy energy is gone. Are we heading for a dead end?

Whither Shale Oil?: Interview with David Hughes

Production from shale oil plays has been impressive and has taken the national energy dialogue by storm.

"Drill Baby Drill" - popping the shale bubble

The real challenges—and costs—of 21st century fossil fuel production suggest that such vastly increased supplies will not be easily achieved or even possible. The geological and environmental realities of trying to fulfill these exuberant proclamations deserve a closer look.This report provides an in-depth evaluation of the various unconventional energy resources behind the recent …

With Gas so Cheap and Well Drilling Down, Why is Gas Production so High?

Large amounts of natural gas are produced in conjunction with the production of hydraulically fractured shale oil and in association with conventional oil drilling. Given the price differential between oil and gas at present many companies have changed their focus to shale oil or liquids rich shale gas to enhance economic returns. Although much associated gas in the production of shale oil is …

Canadian Gas Exports Threaten Energy Security

Natural gas has been hyped of late as a way to reduce carbon emissions and reliance on oil and coal in business-as-usual growth scenarios. Much of this speculation rests on new technology to produce gas from previously inaccessible shale reservoirs. Governing politicians in British Columbia have been particularly receptive to the perceived gold mine that could result from developing shale gas …

New USGS Marcellus Shale anaylsis drastically cuts DOE estimates

This week the USGS released a new assessment of gas resources in the Marcellus Shale, Appalachian Basin. The rerport is a reasonable effort by the USGS to sort out some of the wheat from the chaff.

Holding back the tar sands: Keystone XL and civil disobedience - web chat

Checkout what went on at our latest web chat with Bill McKibben, David Hughes and Kate Sheppard.
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