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Governor Rendell Says Responsible Planning Generates $128.4 Million From State Forest Land Lease, Safeguards Natural Resources

Jan. 14, 2010 (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Governor Edward G. Rendell today said that he was pleased with the results of Pennsylvania's latest land lease sale

IOGCC Executive Director answers questions about hydraulic fracturing

January 14, 2009 (The Daily Oklahoman) IOGCC Executive Director Mike Smith offers up some discussion about hydraulic fracturing and the potential impact of proposed federal regulation on the oil and gas industry in this "Q&A" article, published on January 14th in the Daily Oklahoman.

Texas RRC Chairman Victor Carrillo Issues Statement on Barnett Shale Air Emissions Issues

January 13, 2010 (Texas Railroad Commission). This week Texas RRC chairman Victor Carrillo issued a statement regarding air quality issues around the Barnett Shale. 

French company inaugurates end-to-end carbon capture and storage pilot

January 13, 2010 (Energy Efficiency News) French oil company ‘Total’ yesterday inaugurated an end-to-end carbon capture, transportation and storage demonstration project in southwestern France.

Five Firms Submit High Bids for Gas Drilling in Marcellus

January 13, 2010 (Associated Press) The current state budget relies on $60 million in revenue from gas drilling in state forests.

DEC Commissioner: Gas spill reports misleading...

January 12, 2010 (pressconnects.com) The commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation has asserted that reports of accidents related to natural gas dri

Governor Patterson (NY) Takes Stance on Natural Gas Exploration


January 6, 2010 (readMedia)-- Albany, NY. Governor Paterson today delivered his 2010 State of the State message to the New York State Legislature: "A Time to Rebuild: An Era of Reform & Commitment." In his agenda to "rebuild New York," the governor restates his commitment to developing in-state energy resources in an environmentally safe manner.

Secretary Salazar Launches Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reforms to Improve Certainty, Reduce Conflicts and Restore Balance on U.S. Lands

January 6, 2010 (Department of the Interior). WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing a need to improve certainty and order in oil and gas leasing on U.S. public lands, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced several reforms

Majors sign deals with independents in the Barnett Shale

January 5, 2010 (Dallas Morning News) Big Oil is coming to the Barnett Shale. After half-hearted attempts to exploit North Texas' natural gas field, several major oil companies recently signed multibillion-dollar deals with independent natural gas outfits that drill in the Barnett Shale.

Fox News touts Shale Gas as 'the New American Gold Rush'

January 5, 2010 (Fox News). In a video report by James Rosen, Fox News recognizes the abundance of Shale Gas and its potential impact on jobs and the US economy.