On this website you will find a number of videos that explain some aspect of the natural gas development process. You're strongly encouraged to view them. They help immensely in explained what things are all about and how things function.
- - 1028 - [November 20, 2011] - NA, NA - "Shale Oil - The Rush for Black Gold"
- "One of America's biggest energy challenges is foreign oil dependency. Until recently, the U.S. imported about half the oil it uses, putting the nation's energy security at risk and costing hundreds of billions of dollars per year. New drilling innovations are now unlocking vast new reserves of oils and gas and boosting local economies. But is the new drilling also forcing a tough choice between oil and water in drought-stricken Texas? This video explores the latest U.S. oil boom, a well balanced approach."
- - 1167 - [January 26, 2015] - WTRF.com, WTRF.com - "UPDATE: Fire Under Control at Gas Line Explosion Site; Crews on Stand-by"
- "Firefighters and emergency responders were placed on stand-by as they wait for a fire caused by a gas pipeline explosion to burn out in Brooke County.
The gas pipeline, owned by The Enterprise Products, L.P. based in Houston, TX, erupted about 10:30 a.m. sending flames hundreds of feet into the air.
Follansbee Fire Chief Larry Rea said the fire is contained, but all crews can do is standby until the fire burns itself out. Rea said they did manage to shut off three valves to the pipeline."
- - 1318 - [February 9, 2015] - wwYPR, Midday With Dan Rodricks - "Fracking in Maryland"
- "Late last year, the O'Malley administration officials released draft regulations for hydraulic fracturing, concluding that, with proper regulation, fracking for natural gas in Western Maryland could be done safely. But are the risks worth the rewards? Our guests: Paul Roberts, citizen member of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission; Terry Engelder, professor of geosciences at Penn State; Robert Oswald, professor of molecular medicine at Cornell and co-author of “The Real Cost of Fracking: How America’s Shale Gas Boom is Threatening Our Families, Pets and Food.”"
- - 1597 - [March 27, 2015] - YouTube, NA - "Dr. Ingraffea Facts on Fracking"
- "Cornell University professor Anthony Ingraffea spoke at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania late in 2010.
Ingraffea speaks from the viewpoint of scientific, technological and engineering fact.
This is an excellent overview of the drilling and fracking process from a very well respected professional in the educational field.
This lecture on unconventional natural gas drilling was hosted by The Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition."
- - 1888 - [NA] - Questerre Energy Corporation, Questerre Energy Corporation - "Shale Gas 101"
- "Shale gas is natural gas stored in rocks that are rich in organic material such as dark colored shale. Gas shales are often both the source rocks and the reservoir for the natural gas, which is stored in three ways:
* adsorbed onto insoluble organic matter,kerogen that forms a molecular or atomic film
* trapped in the pore spaces of the fine grained sediments interbedded with shale much like conventional reservoirs
* confined in fractures within the shale itself
Organic-rich shales, which traditionally have been viewed as source and cap rocks for hydrocarbon reservoirs, are also now viewed as reservoir rocks."