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December 21, 2011
DOE RFP Seeks Projects for Improving Environmental Performance of Unconventional Natural Gas Technologies

Research projects to study ways for improving the environmental performance of unconventional gas development are being sought by the National Energy Technology Laboratory, a facility of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy.

November 22, 2011
DOE Selects Projects Aimed at Reducing Drilling Risks in Ultra-Deepwater

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy has selected six new natural gas and oil research projects aimed at reducing risks and enhancing the environmental performance of drilling in ultra-deepwater settings.

October 24, 2011
Methane Hydrate Production Technologies to be Tested on Alaska's North Slope

The U.S. Department of Energy, the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, and ConocoPhillips will work together to test innovative technologies for producing methane gas from hydrate deposits on the Alaska North Slope.

September 13, 2011
New Technologies that Enhance Environmental Protection, Increase Domestic Production, Result from DOE-Supported Consortium

New technologies that help small, independent oil and natural gas operators contribute to domestic energy production while improving environmental protection have resulted from U.S. Department of Energy support of the Stripper Well Consortium.

August 31, 2011
CO2 Injection in Kansas Oilfield Could Greatly Increase Production, Permanently Store Carbon Dioxide, DOE Study Says

The feasibility of using carbon dioxide injection for recovering between 250 million and 500 million additional barrels of oil from Kansas oilfields has been established in a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

August 18, 2011
U.S. and Brazil Launch Strategic Energy Dialogue

Expanded energy cooperation to promote mutual economic growth, energy security

August 18, 2011
Energy Secretary Steven Chu Statement on Final Report from Natural Gas Subcommittee

Washington DC --- The Natural Gas Subcommittee of the Secretary Energy Advisory Board today submitted its final 90-day report on recommendations to reduce the environmental impacts from shale gas production to Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Earlier this year, President Obama announced a plan for U.S. energy security in which he instructed the Secretary of Energy to work with other agencies, the natural gas industry, states, and environmental experts to improve the safety of shale gas development.

August 1, 2011
DOE Selects Projects Totaling $12.4 Million Aimed at Increasing Domestic Energy Production While Enhancing Environmental Protection

A total of 11 research projects that will help find ways to extract more energy from unconventional oil and gas resources while reducing environmental risks have been selected totaling $12.4 million by DOE's Office of Fossil Energy.

July 27, 2011
Fossil Energy R&D Returns Significant National Benefit in More Than Three Decades of Achievement

Research and development activities at DOE's Office of Fossil Energy have helped increase domestic energy supplies and security, lowered costs, improved efficiencies, and enhanced environmental protection over the past 30 years, according to newly released informational materials.