An Ohio State University led study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking-water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing is the walls of the gas well and their well casing seal to the ground. It’s not the source many people may have feared and should, if the press can get its [...]

Adding Biomethane (methane from biomass) to the natural gas supply is held up by lack of standardized and international content conditions. An effort to generate further growth has come from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), the German Biomass Research Center (DBFZ), other Members of the IEA Task 37 (Energy from Biogas) and the [...]

Oregon State University (OSU) researchers found SAR11, the oceans’ most abundant organism, has ability to create methane, or natural gas.  The oxygen-rich surface waters of the world’s major oceans are supersaturated with methane – a powerful greenhouse gas that is roughly 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. So far little is known about the [...]

Purdue and Cornell University scientists found high levels of the greenhouse gas methane above shale gas wells at a pre-production point not thought to be an important emissions source.  The findings could have implications for the design of gas well drilling sites and evaluation of the environmental impacts from natural gas production.  Letting natural gas [...]

Out of Brigham Young University and The Scripps Research Institute has come a new method of converting raw natural gas to alcohol.  It more interesting than converting to alcohol will suggest. The team is using raw natural gas.  This is quite different from what is going out to market now.  The three main parts of [...]

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