November 20, 2017

Hidden Costs of Energy: Unpriced Consequences of Energy Production and Use

Committee on Health, Environmental, and Other External Costs and Benefits of Energy Production and Consumption;
National Research Council

Despite the many benefits of energy, most of which are reflected in energy market prices, the production, distribution, and use of energy causes negative effects. Many of these negative effects are not … Continue reading

Products and Chemicals Used in Fracturing

The Endocrine Disruption Exchange February 2009

TEDX (The Endocrine Disruption Exchange) has compiled a list of the names of products and their chemical constituents reportedly used during the fracturing of natural gas wells. Nalco 1, World Oil 2 and J.D. Arthur 3 list the functional categories of these chemicals as … Continue reading

Emissions from Natural Gas Production in the Barnett Shale Area and Opportunities for Cost-Effective Improvements

Al Armendariz, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering
Southern Methodist University

Natural gas production in the Barnett Shale region of Texas has increased rapidly since 1999, and as of June 2008, over 7700 oil and gas wells had been installed and another 4700 wells were pending. Gas production in … Continue reading

Cornell Fracture Group

Anthony Ingraffea, Cornell Fracture Group

The CFG members include Prof. Anthony Ingraffea, research associates, and graduate students. The mission of the Cornell Fracture Group is to create, to verify, and to validate computational simulation systems for fracture control in engineered systems. We have included some tutorial and demo simulations to … Continue reading

Report on Air Sampling in Alabama

Lisa Sumi, M.Sc., Research Director
Oil and Gas Accountability Project
January, 2007

In August, 2005, Wilma Subra and the Oil and Gas Accountability Project spent five days in Monroe, Conecuh and Escambia counties in Alabama. The purpose of the visit was to measure concentrations of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and volatile … Continue reading