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  • Oil export ban and big imports expose US energy hypocrisy(think of all the CO2 released by this zot)

    07/03/2012 9:39:31 PM PDT · by greenwill · 59 replies
    The National ^ | Jul 3, 2012 | Robin Mills
    North Carolina is a verdant state with long, sandy beaches. Its humid summers make air conditioning desirable: in fact, its 10 million people use more electricity than Indonesia's 237 million. Related A soldier maintains vigil near an oil reservoir in South Sudan in 2010. Sudan lost three-quarters of its oil production after its separation.Roberto Schmidt / AF Comment Messy Sudan divorce is not pouring oil on troubled waters Comment King Coal's return bad news for Big Oil and greener energy â–  Spotlight on Iraq as Opec meets "North Carolina is unique of all the states," says Daniel Fine of the...
  • NC fracking bill becomes law with veto override

    07/03/2012 8:34:42 AM PDT · by greenwill · 34 replies
    AP ^ | 7/2/12 | Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. - The gas-drilling process known as "fracking" will be authorized in North Carolina now that the General Assembly has overridden Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of a bill that sets rules and regulations for the form of shale gas production.
  • Step on the gas

    06/15/2012 8:37:43 AM PDT · by greenwill · 4 replies
    The Daily Review ^ | June 7, 2012 | JAMES LOEWENSTEIN
    Bradford County and approximately a dozen other counties across the United States are establishing an association that will advocate for the safe and responsible development of natural gas, the chairman of the Bradford County commissioners said. Increasing the production of natural gas and oil in the United States will accelerate the economic recovery, and the safe and responsible development of natural gas and oil "is critical to powering our nation's future," the Bradford County Commissioners wrote in a resolution that they plan to pass today, which will make Bradford County a member of the association. There is "a lot of...
  • Podcast: I Spy Minute - The role of Speculation: Oil & Gas

    04/13/2012 4:25:16 PM PDT · by greenwill · 1 replies
    I Spy Salem ^ | 04/14/2012 | ISpyOnSalem
    What do money markets, antiques, gold, corn, wheat, and stocks in companies like Google or Apple have in common? They’re bought by speculators.
  • Potential bounty for North Carolina

    03/21/2012 9:09:33 AM PDT · by greenwill · 1 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 03/21/12 | Dr. Daniel Fine
    Nearly 40 years ago, when the first oil price shock from the Middle East and OPEC disrupted the American economy, North Carolina and Appalachia briefly became an oil and gas frontier. Following geological investigations, Chevron drilled an exploratory well in the Deep River Basin beneath Lee County, N.C. Oil was discovered at 5,000 feet, but it contained excessive paraffin and Chevron plugged the well.
  • North Carolina regulators: Fracking is safe

    03/18/2012 7:51:31 AM PDT · by greenwill · 13 replies · 1+ views
    My Fox 8 ^ | 03/17/2012 | Joe Borlik
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A high-pressure drilling technique that could unleash jobs and profits but carries pollution risks can be used safely in North Carolina if lawmakers adopt the right precautions, state environmental regulators said in a study released Friday.
  • Energy expert Dr. Daniel Fine takes on the "opposition" to Shale Gas in North Carolina

    03/12/2012 8:28:19 PM PDT · by greenwill · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The John Locke Foundation ^ | 02/27/12 | Dr. Daniel Fine
    Daniel Fine discusses North Carolina's approach to shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (two minutes)--->
  • Dr.Daniel Fine discusses North Carolina's approach to shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (youtube)

    02/27/2012 4:21:51 PM PST · by greenwill · 4+ views
    John Locke Foundation ^ | 02/27/12 | John Locke Foundation
    Dr. Daniel Fine of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy discusses North Carolina's approach to shale gas and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Fine offered these comments during a Feb. 27, 2012, presentation to the John Locke Foundation's Shafesbury Society. Video courtesy of Watch full-length video of JLF events here:
  • Natural gas fracking debate heats up

    02/27/2012 3:15:21 PM PST · by greenwill · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Triangle Business Journal ^ | 02/27/12 | Jason deBruyn
    The conservative-leaning John Locke Foundation has pledged to support drilling for natural gas in North Carolina and has drawn a line in the sand against a study from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment that raised concerns about how natural gas is extracted from the ground. Called hydrofracturing, or fracking for short, gas companies blast large volumes of water, sand and chemicals underground to create enough pressure to crack open hydrocarbon-rich shale and extract its embedded natural gas.
  • "Shale Gas Wars: From Pennsylvania to North Carolina."

    02/26/2012 5:41:26 AM PST · by greenwill · 6 replies · 1+ views
    John Locke Foundation ^ | 02/24/12 | John Locke Foundation
    The John Locke Foundation and the Jesse Helms Center Cordially invites you to a meeting of the Shaftesbury Society with our special guest Dr. Daniel I. Fine - Research Associate - Mining and Minerals Resources Institute, MIT "Shale Gas Wars: From Pennsylvania to North Carolina." More | Monday, February 27, 2012 12:00 pm Noon
  • Officials Return From Western Gas Fields ‘Invigorated’

    02/04/2012 8:58:39 PM PST · by greenwill · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Rocket-Courier ^ | 01/19/2012 | RICK HIDUK
    Participants in a recent shale gas energy conference held in Hobbs, New Mexico, referred to a whirlwind trip to Lea County, NM, as “exhausting” but “enlightening.” Bradford County Commissioners Doug McLinko, Mark Smith, and Daryl Miller, Susquehanna County Commissioner Mary Ann Warren and Pennsylvania state Rep. Tina Pickett were among local elected officials to partake in discussions and serve as guests on informative panels.
  • Commissioners visit New Mexico for natural gas conference

    01/30/2012 8:59:55 AM PST · by greenwill · 1 replies
    THe Daily Review ^ | 01/21/12 | JAMES LOEWENSTEIN
    TOWANDA - While Bradford County has experienced extensive gas drilling for a few years, what will it be like after the drilling has gone on for decades? The three Bradford County commissioners and other local officials had a chance to get a sense of what could happen when they traveled last week to participate in a two-day conference in Lea County, N.M.
  • Energy Conference Focuses On Shale Gas Hot-Button Issues

    01/10/2012 9:19:37 PM PST · by greenwill · 1 replies · 2+ views
    New Mexico Tech ^ | 01/10/2012 | Thomas Guengerich/
    SOCORRO, N.M. January 10, 2012 – As oil companies deploy hundreds of wells in northeast Pennsylvania to tap into the lucrative “shale gas” deposits, many are weighing the environmental impacts, the economic outlook and the regulatory climate related to the latest bonanza in domestic natural gas production.
  • Shale Gas & Conventional Gas: From Pennsylvania to New Mexico

    12/27/2011 4:55:21 PM PST · by greenwill · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Fuel Fix ^ | 12/20/11 | Daniel Fine
    "The purpose of this conference is to bring together shale gas and conventional gas producing counties to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the regulations, economics and energy security surrounding this natural resource," says conference co-organizer, Lisa Hardison, President and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Lea County.
  • Fine: Lehman Brother's, others drove oil barrel prices up

    07/17/2010 1:27:05 PM PDT · by greenwill · 19 replies · 4+ views
    New Mexico Business Weekly ^ | 1/09 | Daniel Fine
    The sudden crash in oil prices might be the smoking gun that shows speculation, rather than supply and demand, drove the huge run-up in oil futures last year.
  • The Impact of Shale Gas Technology on Geopolitics

    07/16/2010 3:37:25 PM PDT · by greenwill · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Fletcher School Tufts University ^ | 5/10 | Elspeth Suthers
    Dr. Daniel Fine of the Mining and Minerals Resources Institute at MIT addressed Fletcher students at a talk sponsored by the International Security Studies Program and offered his insights into how the development of new technology will allow the United States to tap vast, previously inaccessible, resources of natural gas that will impact everything from the price of gasoline to the ability of Chinese companies to buy equity in Russian natural gas fields.
  • Energy Security and the Regulation Imperative in a New Economic Era

    01/09/2010 3:08:38 PM PST · by greenwill · 3 replies · 562+ views
    Fletcher School --Tufts University ^ | 9/15/09 | Elise Crane
    id the economic crisis stabilize oil prices? What is the future of energy security? Has China bypassed the United States in the green energy revolution? How will the global community approach the “fourth corridor” pipeline in relation to Iranian power and Russian resurgence? Dr. Daniel Fine, research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Mining and Minerals Resources Institute, addressed a diverse set of energy-related questions at The Fletcher School on September 15. The presentation was part of the International Security Studies Program Global Speaker Series.
  • Cap and Trade Changing Everything

    12/05/2009 9:24:25 PM PST · by greenwill · 25 replies · 2,310+ views
    Lovington Leader ^ | 10/14/09 | John Graham
    Cap and trade legislation may be one of the biggest issues facing the oil and gas industry according to Dr. Daniel Fine, Associate of Policy, Strategy and Development at New Mexico Tech. He also serves on the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy which is hosting the presentation by former Shell Oil executive, John Hofmeister tonight. “What is the purpose to cap and trade?” asks Fine. “Is the purpose to raise revenue? Is the purpose to lower CO2? Or both?” The bill (Waxman-Markey) coming out of the U.S. House of Representatives claims both purposes without a clear policy declaration.