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Potential economic and energy supply impacts of proposals to modify federal environmental laws applicable to the U.S. oil and gas exploration and production industry

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2009

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Advanced Resources International Inc., 2009, Potential economic and energy supply impacts of proposals to modify federal environmental laws applicable to the U.S. oil and gas exploration and production industry: U.S. Department of Energy, 59 p.

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Natural gas plays a key role in our nation’s clean energy future. Recent advances in drilling technologies—including horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing—have made vast reserves of natural gas economically recoverable in the US. Responsible development of America’s oil and gas resources offers important economic, energy security, and environmental benefits. Hydraulic fracturing is a well stimulation technique used to maximize production of oil and natural gas in unconventional reservoirs, such as shale, coalbeds, and tight sands. During hydraulic fracturing, specially engineered fluids containing chemical additives and proppant are pumped under high pressure into the well to create and hold open fractures in the formation. [...]

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