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Summer Issue of The Bridge on Shale Gas: Promises and Challenges
June 15, 2014 Volume 44 Issue 2
Articles In This Issue
  • Sunday, June 15, 2014
    AuthorKaren B. Mulloy

    The onshore oil and gas industry has experienced rapid growth in upstream extraction production, in part due to the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in unconventional wells. Although hydraulic fracturing is not a new process, its use has increased significantly in the past decade with the ...

  • Sunday, June 15, 2014
    AuthorJohn C. Angus, Steven W. Percy and Beverly Z. Saylor

    Editors’ Note

    The recent revolution in methods for extracting natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons from shale formations presents the nation with unprecedented opportunities and challenges. Policy decisions concerning a host of technical, economic, and environmental questions will have to ...

  • Sunday, June 15, 2014
    AuthorMark Finley and Christof Rühl

    This article draws on BP’s 62nd annual Statistical Review of World Energy, published in June 2013. The Statistical Review has provided high-quality, objective, and globally consistent data on world energy markets since 1952. A widely respected and authoritative publication in the field of ...

  • Sunday, June 15, 2014
    AuthorGabrielle Pétron

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the University of Colorado Boulder.

    The impacts of natural gas extraction on air quality ...

  • Sunday, June 15, 2014
    AuthorStefan Bachu and Randy L. Valencia

    Hydraulic fracturing is not a new technology—it has been practiced in vertical wells by the oil and gas industry since the late 1940s–early 1950s. But multistage hydraulic fracturing in horizontal wells, which may be a few miles in length, opened new possibilities for producing oil and ...

  • Sunday, June 15, 2014
    AuthorJames M. Silva, Rachel M. Gettings, William L. Kostedt, and Vicki H. Watkins

    Technological advances in exploration and production have enabled the economical production of natural gas from shale, which has led to dramatic increases in both shale gas production and reserves. A key challenge associated with this production is the management of the resulting produced water, ...

  • Sunday, June 15, 2014
    AuthorIryna Lendel

    The shale revolution has been studied primarily for its regional and national economic benefits, which are due to the spread of industries in the shale-related supply chain. There has been significantly less attention to local costs and benefits.

    The pace of economic development activities and ...