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May 17, 2013
Energy Department Authorizes Second Proposed Facility to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Freeport LNG Terminal on Quintana Island, Texas Authorized to Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries

April 23, 2013
Interagency Collaboration to Address Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Drilling

A memorandum of understanding to perform collaborative research related to airborne emissions and air quality at natural gas drilling sites has been signed by the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

April 18, 2013
Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting, Monitoring, Protection

Two data collection tools specifically developed for hydraulic fracturing are available to help regulatory agencies monitor drilling and completion operations and enhance environmental protection.

April 16, 2013
Acting ASFE, Christopher Smith, and Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner, Dan Sullivan, sign an MOU at the LNG 17 Global Conference in Houston, Texas, pledging to work together in the effort to get more of Alaska's fossil fuels into the energy stream. Photo courtesy of LNG 17.
DOE Accord Seeks Accelerated Development of Alaska's Vast Unconventional Energy Resources

Development of potentially vast and important unconventional energy resources in Alaska – including viscous oil and methane hydrates – could be accelerated under a Memorandum of Understanding signed today by the state’s Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Energy.

April 10, 2013
President Requests $638.0 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

President Obama’s FY 2014 budget seeks $638.0 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels as well as manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. oil supplies.

April 9, 2013
Innovative Technology Improves Upgrading Process for Unconventional Oil Resources

An innovative oil-upgrading technology that can increase the economics of unconventional petroleum resources has been developed under a U.S. Department of Energy-funded project.

November 28, 2012
Research Projects Addressing Technical Challenges to Environmentally Acceptable Shale Gas Development Selected by DOE

Fifteen research projects aimed at addressing the technical challenges of producing natural gas from shales and tight sands, while simultaneously reducing environmental footprints and risks, have been selected to receive a total of $28 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy.

November 9, 2012
Energy Department Provides Additional Emergency Fuel Loan to Department of Defense as Part of Hurricane Sandy and Nor’easter Recovery

As part of the government-wide response and recovery effort for Hurricane Sandy and the Nor’easter, the Energy Department is providing the Department of Defense with additional ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve in response to a request from the State of Connecticut.

November 2, 2012
Energy Department to Loan Emergency Fuel to Department of Defense as Part of Hurricane Sandy Response

Release from Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to Provide Additional Source of Diesel for Emergency Response in New York/New Jersey Area

August 31, 2012
Energy Department Advances Research on Methane Hydrates – the World’s Largest Untapped Fossil Energy Resource

Projects to research the nature and occurrence of deepwater and arctic gas hydrates and its potential for dramatically expanding U.S. energy supplies