Monthly Archives: June 2012

Changing estimates of reserves per well for the major shale plays

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By 2035, more than 2/3 of domestic gas production will be from shales or tight rocks. #fracking

From EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012:

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“Hyperbolic Decline” in shale gas wells has strong policy implications

From EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012:

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Energy use, per capita and per dollar of GDP

From EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012:

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Impact of shale drilling on gas prices

Shale drilling has not only reduced the wellhead price of gas to 1/7th the energy cost of 1 barrel of West Texas Intermediate, gas prices are a lot less volatile than before.

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EIA expects production surge from “tight oil”, declining imports through 2035

From EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012:

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EIA expects 30% growth in domestic oil reserves by 2020

From EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012:

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One more big oil spill, and LA will be on Easy Street! #rsrh

Oil spill settlement process has been a major economic engine for Louisiana, Lafayette lawyer claims After less than a month at the helm of Gulf of Mexico oil spill settlement claims, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau surveyed his huge operation and … Continue reading

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“Crucifyin’ Al” Armendariz lands post-EPA gig. At the Sierra Club. #rsrh

Former EPA regional chief Al Armendariz, two months after resigning, joins Sierra Club’s anti-coal campaign Al Armendariz resigned as the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional administrator in Dallas on April 30, four days after Republicans demanded his ouster for comments he … Continue reading

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BP writes $5.4 million check to settle EEOC gender-bias claims for oil muck cleanup jobs. #rsrh

http://blog.nola.com/2010_gulf_oil_spill/print.html?entry=/2012/06/bp_agrees_to_54_million_settle.html BP Exploration and Production Inc. and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Thursday that they have entered into a voluntary resolution of an EEOC investigation of allegations that the companies participated in discriminatory practices in hiring women as temporary … Continue reading

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