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October 9, 2015
Oil and Natural Gas News
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...

September 17, 2015
Oil and Natural Gas News
15th US-China Oil and Gas Industry Forum Opens in Chongqing, China

Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Chris Smith opened the 15th US-China Oil and Gas Industry Forum (OGIF) in Chongqing, China, along with Zhang...

August 7, 2015
Energy Department Authorizes American LNG Marketing LLC’s Application to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

The Energy Department authorizes American LNG Marketing LLC’s Application to export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

July 28, 2015
Oil and Natural Gas News
Managing an Abundant Resource: An Interview with Paula Gant

Paula Gant, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Oil and Gas in the Energy Department's Office of Fossil Energy, discusses challenges posed...

July 9, 2015
Crude Oil Characteristics Research

The Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy is continuing to develop a better understanding of scientific questions associated with the...

May 28, 2015
Energy Department Authorizes Alaska LNG Project, LLC to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

The Energy Department has authorized the Alaska LNG Project to export liquid natural gas to to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement...

May 12, 2015
Energy Department Authorizes Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

This press release announces the final authorization for the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project to export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

March 31, 2015
Barbara Kutchko, a well-bore cement researcher, studies the make-up and properties of cement used in oil and gas drilling. | Photo courtesy of the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL).
10 Questions with Well-Bore Cement Researcher Dr. Barbara Kutchko

Barbara Kutchko, a researcher at the National Energy Technology Lab, tells us about how she got interested in science, the ways her research is...

March 24, 2015
Sandia National Laboratories Releases Literature Survey of Crude Oil Properties Relevant to Handling and Fire Safety in Transport

The Department of Energy is helping to develop an understanding of scientific questions associated with the production, treatment, and...

March 17, 2015
NETL Collaborates with Partners to Produce Global Outlook on Natural Gas Hydrates

Researchers at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) were part of an international team, including the United...

February 2, 2015
President Requests $842.1 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

President Obama’s FY 2016 budget seeks $842.1 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable,...

January 30, 2015
A solitary oil pump at the Teapot Dome Oilfield in Wyoming. | Department of Energy photo.
Let’s Try That Again: Selling the Teapot Dome Oil Field

The first time the Teapot Dome Oilfield was sold, it threw the Harding administration into scandal. Now -- 93 years later -- we're selling the...

November 6, 2014
New Field Laboratories and Related Research To Help Promote Environmentally Prudent Development of Unconventional Resources

Today, the Department of Energy announced the selection of three multiyear, field laboratories and six other multiyear research projects for...

October 30, 2014
Midstream Infrastructure Improvements Key to Realizing Full Potential of Domestic Natural Gas

Natural gas provides numerous benefits to millions of Americans daily, whether it’s being used to heat or air condition homes and businesses, cook...

October 22, 2014
DOE Gas Hydrate R&D: Shale Gas Déjà Vu?

More than 30 years ago, DOE looked into the future and saw the potentially large benefit of developing promising but difficult-to-extract...

September 15, 2014
NETL Releases Hydraulic Fracturing Study

The National Energy Technology Laboratory has released a technical report on the results of a limited field study that monitored a hydraulic...

September 15, 2014
NETL Gas Migration Study to Advance Understanding of Responsible Oil and Natural Gas Development

President Obama’s “All-of-the-Above” energy strategy focuses on safely and efficiently developing America’s natural resources, and emphasizes that...

September 12, 2014
FE-Funded Study Released on Key Factors Affecting China Shale Gas Development

As many people know, over the past decade the United States has experienced a shale gas revolution that has beneficially transformed its energy...

September 8, 2014
DOE Launches Natural Gas Infrastructure R&D Program Enhancing Pipeline and Distribution System Operational Efficiency, Reducing Methane E...

Following the White House and the Department of Energy Capstone Methane Stakeholder Roundtable on July 29th, DOE announced a series of actions,...

August 15, 2014
A tanker carries liquified natural gas (LNG) off the coast of Homer, Alaska. | Photo courtesy of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
An Update on Proposed Changes to the Energy Department's LNG Export Decision-Making Procedures

After receiving numerous comments about a proposed procedural change to the Energy Department's liquified natural gas export decision-making...

May 29, 2014
A tanker carries liquified natural gas (LNG) off the coast of Homer, Alaska. | Photo courtesy of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
A Proposed Change to the Energy Department's LNG Export Decision-Making Procedures

To reflect changing market dynamics, the Department of Energy is proposing a change in the way it reviews applications to export liquified natural...

March 6, 2014
FE’s Ultra-Deepwater Program focuses on spill prevention, safety and environmental stewardship

Nearly everyone recognizes that prudent development of domestic oil and natural gas resources will continue to be an important part of U.S. energy...

March 4, 2014
President Requests $711.0 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

President Obama’s FY 2015 budget seeks $711.0 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable,...

February 11, 2014
Energy Department Conditionally Authorizes Cameron LNG to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

The Energy Department announced that Cameron LNG has been conditionally authorized to export LNG.

November 20, 2013
Energy Department Expands Research into Methane Hydrates, a Vast, Untapped Potential Energy Resource of the U.S.

Projects Will Determine Whether methane Hydrates Are an Economically and Environmentally Viable Option for America's Energy Future