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Hydraulic Fracturing & Water Stress: Water Demand by the Numbers

This Ceres research paper analyzes escalating water demand in hydraulic fracturing operations across the United States and western Canada. It evaluates oil and gas company water use in eight regions with intense shale energy development and the most pronounced water stress challenges.

Fueling up: The economic implications of America’s oil and gas boom

“New drilling techniques for oil and natural gas are propelling an energy production renaissance in the United States. As the US economy struggles to emerge from the Great Recession, many see the boom as a possible source of economic salvation that could reduce unemployment and revitalize American manufacturing. Until now, however, there has been little objective analysis of the energy boom’s economic consequences. In this major study, Trevor Houser and Shashank Mohan fill that gap…”

A comparison between shale gas in China and unconventional fuel development in the United States

China is appraised to have the world’s largest exploitable reserves of shale gas, although several legal, regulatory, environmental and investment-related issues will likely restrain its scope. China’s capacity to successfully face these hurdles and produce commercial shale gas will have a crucial impact on the regional gas market and on China’s energy mix, as Beijing strives to decrease reliance on imported oil and coal, while attempting to meet growing energy demand and maintain a certain level of resource autonomy…

Shale gas and the revival of American power: debunking decline?

(…) Written off less than a decade ago as being in terminal decline, the American oil and gas industry has staged a remarkable recovery. Vast reserves of shale gas and accompanying tight oil offer the potential to aid the revival of the American economy, with some forecasts pointing to US energy self-sufficiency within two decades…

Impact du développement des gaz de schiste aux États-Unis sur la pétrochimie européenne

La révolution des gaz de schiste a fait chuter les prix de l’énergie, réduisant significativement le coût de la matière première utilisée par la pétrochimie américaine. Le prix du gaz américain a été divisé par trois entre 2008 et 2012. L’éthane, issu des liquides de gaz naturel (LGN) contenus dans les gaz de schiste, et utilisé par la pétrochimie américaine comme matière première pour la fabrication d’éthylène, a vu son prix chuter de 55 % entre 2008 et 2012

The shale gas and tight oil boom: U.S. States’ economic gains and vulnerabilities

U.S. policymakers have been concerned about the country’s dependence on imported energy since World War II. Those concerns were highlighted in the 1970s when episodes of sharply rising oil prices led to recessions, economic stagnation, and high inflation. However, recent gains in U.S. oil and natural gas production are changing the dialogue about U.S. energy strengths and vulnerabilities… (extr. introduction)

Explaining and understanding declines in U.S. CO2 emissions

Seven  key  factors,  combined  with  the  impacts  of  a  prolonged  economic  slowdown,  have   led  U.S.  CO2  emissions  to  fall  to  1996  levels,  approaching  even  the  long-­‐abandoned   Kyoto  Protocol  target.  Is  it  conceivable  that  U.S.  CO2  emissions  may  actually  have   peaked?…

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