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May 1, 2018
NETL Collaborates with Industry Group to Improve the Understanding of Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production and Delivery
NETL and ONE Future collaborated to help increase efficiency of the natural gas supply chain and mitigate methane emissions.
April 26, 2018
NETL-Led Team Creates First-Ever International Database for Use in Preventing Natural Gas Infrastructure Failures
The first-ever database inventory of oil and natural gas infrastructure information is now available online.
April 16, 2018
FE Announces New Head of Oil and Natural Gas Office
The Office of Fossil Energy announced today the appointment of Shawn Bennett as Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Oil and Natural Gas.
March 15, 2018
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $32.5 Million to Advance Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technologies
Projects will enable efficient, cost-effective electricity generation from abundant domestic coal and natural gas resources.
February 26, 2018
montage of microscopy images
NETL Uses High-Tech Microscopy Tools to Tackle 21st-Century Energy Challenges
Researchers at NETL use an array of microscopy tools to advance key energy research, particularly research related to fossil energy.
January 3, 2018
Department of Energy to Invest $30 Million to Boost Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Recovery
Projects will address critical gaps in our understanding of reservoir behavior, optimal well-completion strategies, and more.
December 14, 2017
Steven Winberg Sworn in by Secretary Perry as DOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy
As Assistant Secretary, Mr. Winberg oversees FE's R&D program, encompassing coal, oil, and natural gas, as well as the Office of Petroleum Reserves.
October 25, 2017
Secretary Perry speaking at Africa Oil Week
Secretary Perry Speaks at Natural Gas Development Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry spoke on Monday, October 23, at the Workshop on Sharing Natural Gas Development in Cape Town, South Africa.
October 5, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces First Shipment of U.S. Crude Oil to India
Following Prime Minister Modi’s visit with President Trump, Indian companies ramped up purchases of U.S. crude.
September 1, 2017
U.S. Department of Energy Proposes Expedited Approval for Small-Scale Natural Gas Exports
A proposed rule aims to provide faster approval of small-scale exports of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), from export facilities.
August 1, 2017
Researchers aboard the Helix – Q4000 during the May 2017 Green Canyon expedition.
Pristine Gas Hydrate Samples Recovered in the Gulf of Mexico
A DOE-sponsored research team recovered pristine samples of high-quality gas hydrates — the first pressurized core samples ever collected in the US.
June 21, 2017
DOE to Invest $20 Million in New Oil and Gas Research Projects
New projects to increase recovery efficiency from unconventional oil and gas wells and to prevent offshore spills and leaks.
May 10, 2017
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Frozen Heat: Exploring the Potential of Natural Gas Hydrates

One potential source of fossil energy could exceed the energy content of all other known fossil fuels combined—and that’s natural gas hydrate.

March 23, 2017
Elena Melchert, Director of the Upstream Research Division in FE's Office of Oil and Natural Gas
Celebrating Women in Science: Elena Melchert’s Success and Leadership in Fossil Energy

As part of our series on women in the Office of Fossil Energy (FE), we turn the spotlight on Elena Melchert, a petroleum engineer who leads the...

December 5, 2016
NETL Awards Projects to DOE National Laboratories to Investigate Fundamental Shale Properties

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has awarded six research projects to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories to...

September 15, 2016
DOE Announces $3.8 Million Investment in New Methane Gas Hydrate Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of six multi-year research projects to receive $3.8 million in funding that will...

July 18, 2016
3-D renderings (A and B) and scanning electron image of foamed cement.
DOE Foamed-Cement Research Is Changing Industry

The Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is playing a key role in updating a 25-year-old testing standard that helps...

June 23, 2016
DOE Awards $10 Million to Small Businesses for Fossil Energy Research and Technology Transfer

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 10 research projects to empower small businesses to develop technologies that allow for the nation...

June 3, 2016
U.S., Saudi Arabia Announce International Collaboration on Supercritical CO2 Tech Development

The U. S. and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have announced the intention to establish an international consortium to promote the research,...

May 11, 2016
NETL Launches a University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research at Pennsylvania State University

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected Pennsylvania State University as the lead institution to...

April 13, 2016
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New Leader Announced for FE’s Office of Oil and Gas

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) announced today the appointment of Neelesh Nerurkar as Deputy Assistant Secretary for...

April 11, 2016
Ocean surface current velocities on image of sea surface temperatures, March 29, 2015. Figure from “Real Time Observing and Forecasting of Loop Currents in 2015,” C. Cooper et al, OTC 2016.
New Airborne Technology Measures Ocean Surface Currents for Offshore Energy Production and Emergency Rescue Missions

In a breakthrough project sponsored by the Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), private-sector partners Fugro and...

April 6, 2016
Project Captures First-Ever Comprehensive Hydraulic Fracturing Research Data from 1.5 Miles Underground

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), working with the Gas Technology Institute, Laredo Petroleum, and...

October 20, 2015
Researchers from Virginia Tech are injecting CO2 into coal seams in three locations in Buchanan County, Va., as part of an NETL-sponsored CO2 storage research project associated with enhanced gas recovery.
Underground CO2 Storage, Natural Gas Recovery Targeted by Virginia Tech/NETL Research

Researchers from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) have teamed with the National Energy Technology Laboratory...

October 9, 2015
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TechLine: Newly Released Study Highlights Significant Utica Shale Potential

A new study led by West Virginia University, supported by DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory, suggests that Utica Shale could be the...