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Drilling boom increases harmful spills

...along with fluids and chemicals injected to crack open rock - the process known as hydraulic fracturing. Production of methane gas from coal deposits also generates wastewater, but it is less salty and harmful.The spills usually occur as oil and...
Nation and World

...explore how they can safely handle the train if it is finally found. Not only could it be armed with explosives, but methane gas underground could add to the risk of an explosion.The mystery is now compounded by questions about who the two men...
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Lagos aims to use trash to make electric power in new program

...advantage by starting a program to convert waste into methane gas to generate electricity. A pilot program at a local...pipes are stuck vertically into the ground to gather methane gas."Those will eventually fire boilers that create electricity...
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On the Trails: Not earthworms, but ice worms!

...Known as methane-hydrate ice worms, they live in burrows near the surface of methane hydrate mounds that form when methane gas molecules bubble up and get trapped in a lattice of water molecules at low temperatures (just above freezing) and...
GOP leader Ruedrich may settle with state

...when he sent an attorney general's opinion to lawyer Kyle Parker, who represented Evergreen on matters pertaining to methane gas development in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. But Ruedrich said he didn't realize until after he sent the memo...
My turn: Do people's votes really count?

...bridge. Now it appears that our road policies are as wrong-headed as our oil and gas policies. Remember the shallow methane gas debacle in Southcentral Alaska? Outside firms were sold the right to explore and profit from private lands. After...
Ruedrich, state settle over ethics charges

...privileged e-mail and attachment to attorney Kyle Parker, who represented Evergreen Resources on matters pertaining to methane gas development in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Incompatible outside voluntary service for the Republican Party of...
Northwest Digest

Usibelli looking into methane gas FAIRBANKS - The state is considering...Energy Inc. to explore for coal bed methane gas in the Healy basin next to Denali...there's a high potential for shallow methane gas in the coal deposits around the...
This Day in History

...Californians. In 2002, the No. 5 Florida Gators crushed No. 6 Maryland 56-23 in the Orange Bowl. In 2006, a methane gas explosion at the Sago Mine in West Virginia claimed the lives of 12 miners, but one miner, Randal McCloy Jr., was...
Alaska Digest

...constituents turn in recall petition ANCHORAGE - The group hoping to boot state Sen. Scott Ogan out of office for favoring a methane gas drilling company over constituents turned in its recall application and first round of signatures Tuesday. The Ogan...


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