When life gives you fracked water, make methane hydrate

From the American Chemical Society , an environmentalist’s nightmare. Desalination of drinking water, fracking, and methane hydrates all wrapped up into one positive outcome. Using a form of ‘ice that burns’ to make potable water from oil and gas production In the midst of an intensifying global water crisis, scientists are reporting development of a…

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Obama Administration Supports Fracking and Natural Gas, Despite Environmental Opposition

By Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times. Last Thursday, the US Department of the Interior released a draft proposal that would “establish common-sense safety standards for hydraulic fracturing on public and Indian lands.” Last Friday, the US Department of Energy (DOE) approved a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in Freeport, Texas. Despite opposition…

No Cornucopia of Gas

Guest post by David Archibald It would be churlish to not share Ric Werne’s joy over a lower gas bill. That said, I believe his post “Cheap Natural Gas, but wait – there’s more” is misleading. Let’s see what the charts say. First of all, the natural gas price itself: Figure 1: Energy Information Administration…

Climate Craziness of the Week – global warming causing helium shortage

Oh, the stupid, it burns. Helium shortage threatens time-honored Nebraska tradition | Dr. Saturday – Yahoo! Sports http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/helium-shortage-threatens-time-honored-nebraska-tradition-152527242–ncaaf.html Face palm! Unfortunately, there’s this nagging little detail about the noble gas, Helium, one of the most stable and chemically inert elements there is.