Archive for August 2012

This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Aug. 27, 2012

Aug 29th, 2012 | By Mark
Natural gas leaks and explosions caused considerable damage throughout the country this week.

The ongoing wave of natural gas explosions continued to take a deadly toll around the United States since our last column. Here’s a brief tally of the “highlights,” if you will. An explosion at a natural gas drilling rig near Fort Lupton, Colorado, killed one man and injured three others on Wednesday, Aug. 15, around
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Aug. 13, 2012

Aug 14th, 2012 | By Mark
gasleak_graphic

Usually, it’s the natural gas explosions that get all the attention, probably because an incident of sudden, massive destruction has a way of grabbing one’s attention. But we cannot ignore the damage done by natural gas leaks; indeed, in the long term, they may well prove more harmful than all the natural gas explosions put
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U.S. Geological Survey Researchers Find Shale Gas in Massachusetts, Connecticut

Aug 7th, 2012 | By Mark
USGS map of east coast gas deposits

Researchers at the United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.) have released a report documenting and assessing substantial “undiscovered” natural gas and oil resources  that extend well up the East Coast of the United States, as far as western Massachusetts and central Connecticut. “The geology indicates that many of the coal beds and shale basins may be
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