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My turn: Pipeline pitfalls plentiful as state takes on larger role

...succeeded in constructing a gasline to the Lower 48, it would have lost the state money because of the advent of new shale gas technology.? The Port Authority failed to build a gasline to Valdez and lost the pre-construction money invested by Fairbanks...
My Turn: Cracks in the door

...production of natural gas increased by 33 percent from 18 to 24 trillion cubic feet per year - with the production of shale gas increasing from 0.75 to 8.5 trillion cubic feet. Over the same period, U.S. production of liquid fuels too increased...
Alaska Editorial: Parnell edges away from a flawed gas pipeline development model

...the administration of former Gov. Sarah Palin.Much has changed in the world of natural gas since 2008. The boom in shale gas has cut Lower 48 prices, so a pipeline to that region is no longer viewed as viable. Gas prices remain higher overseas...
Alaska and Hawaii talk about future natural gas deals

...dollar pipeline to markets in Lower 48 states has been put on hold in part because the country is awash in natural gas from shale gas production and other sources.Drilling at the Cook Inlet fields south of Anchorage has been revitalized with state incentives...
US seen overtaking Saudis as biggest oil producer

...Outlook, the energy watchdog also predicted that greater oil and natural gas production - thanks partly to a boom in shale gas output - as well as more efficient use of energy will allow the U.S., which now imports some 20 percent of its energy...
Gas pipeline plans must look to 2020 and beyond

...half of the nation's coal-fired power plants are more than 40 years old, creating a growth opportunity for gas. Shale gas is abundant but is running into community opposition in many areas. And even as shale production grows, it may not be...
Legislators report from D.C.

...Some of what they learned was troubling for Alaska's natural gas development hopes, however. New discoveries of shale gas deposits in the continental U.S. are continuing to hold prices down. "It looks as if there's going to be cheap...
Energy Sec: Obama committed to role for coal

...the work ahead to natural gas research done in the 1970s that helped spawn the ongoing boom in deep, unconventional shale-gas drilling."It takes time to see the results," Moniz said, "but boy, are we seeing them in spades today for our...
Major firms end bid to build gas line to Canada

...their open season," he said. Walker said ExxonMobil should also release the results of its open season. Walker said shale gas has played a significant role in the economics behind these projects, as well as the tariffs to the trading hub in Alberta...
'Fracking' process has the EPA seal of approval

...and the extent of the areas where it can be used cost effectively. This has revolutionized America's energy picture. Shale gas made up just 1 percent of our gas supply in 2000; today it represents 25 percent. In the early 2000s, plans were under...


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