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May 10, 2013
Carbon Pollution Being Captured, Stored and Used to Produce More Domestic Oil

A breakthrough project in Texas is using carbon capture, utilization and storage technology to safely secure carbon dioxide pollution underground while providing an economic benefit and increasing our energy security.

May 7, 2013
Joint Statement between U.S. Department of Energy and Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy

Poneman and Sang-jick, met on May 7, 2013, at the Department of Energy (DOE) headquarters in Washington, D.C., where they exchanged views on cooperation on a wide range of energy priorities.

March 11, 2013
Assistant Secretary Chris Smith meets with UT undergraduate students studying geological research. | Photo by David M. Stephens, The University of Texas at Austin.
Building Connections with State Researchers

Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Chris Smith travels to Texas to spread the message of smart and sustainable fossil energy development.

August 31, 2012
Methane hydrates are 3D ice-lattice structures with natural gas locked inside. If methane hydrate is either warmed or depressurized, it will release the trapped natural gas.
New Methane Hydrate Research: Investing in Our Energy Future

New research projects will help study methane hydrates and their implications for future resources, geohazards, and the environment.

August 15, 2012
Alex­andra “Ale” Hakala is an award-winning geoscientist at DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. | Photo from the National Energy Technology Laboratory.
Energy Department Lab Researcher Wins HENAAC Award for Outstanding Achievement

One of the Energy Department's own talented scientists is recognized with a Great Minds in STEM award.

July 26, 2012
Ohio State University (OSU) Professor Liang-Shih Fan shows Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Charles McConnell OSU's coal direct chemical looping reactor. | Photo by Niranjani Deshpande
Making Carbon Capture and Storage Efficient and Cost Competitive

Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Charles McConnell visited Ohio State University to highlight new Energy Department investments in carbon capture and storage technologies.

May 1, 2012
Energy Department Announces New Mapping Initiative to Advance North American Carbon Storage Efforts

New Atlas Shows Potential for 500 Years of Carbon Dioxide Storage

May 1, 2012
Greater application of CO2-EOR could yield a significant boost to the U.S. economy, including increased economic activity, improved balance of trade, job creation, and reduced oil imports.
Adding “Utilization” to Carbon Capture and Storage

The Office of Fossil Energy is doing their part to advance the all-of-the-above energy strategy by continuing to work with industry to safely, responsibly and sustainably develop our nation’s fossil energy resources.

April 13, 2012
Obama Administration Announces New Partnership on Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Research

Three federal agencies announced a formal partnership to coordinate and align all research associated with development of our nation’s abundant unconventional natural gas and oil resources.

March 8, 2012
Andy Mitchell, Public Works Project Manager for the City of Oklahoma City, refills a vehicle at the new fast-fill CNG fueling station located at the city's main maintenance facility. | Courtesy of the City of Oklahoma City.
CNG in OKC: Improving Efficiency at the Pump and on the Road

In order to reduce vehicle emissions, public fuel costs and save time on refueling, the City of Oklahoma City used funding from the EECBG program to install a fast-fill CNG fueling station at the town's main maintenance facility.