Fossil Fuels


The future of coal


Peak Oil solved: but climate will fry - BP report    Crude oil ‘far from depleted’

Researchers discover a new method to boost oil recovery

Cash, carbon, crude: how to make oil fields bury emissions

Closing Oil Stock Levels in Days of Net Imports     Americans using more fossil fuels     

Taking Control of Oil: Managing Dependence on Petroleum Fuels in the Pacific 

How Effective are Oil Funds? Managing Resource Windfalls in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

China gets massive deep-water rig     Models will enable safer deepwater oil production

Fossils point the way to black gold    World Oil Outlook 2015

New microwave method converts used motor oil into fuel

New device recreates oil reservoir on a chip    Every Chromatogram Tells a Story

List of oil refineries in the US    Harvey's toll on energy industry shows a Texas vulnerability     

New contaminents found in oil and gas wastewater

Promising approaches to the purification of soils and groundwater from hydrocarbons 

Tar Sands:

Oil sands environmental impact unknown: Canada audit    

Newfound threrat to oilsand project     Canada's oil sands photographs

Mining tar sands produces much more air pollution than we thought  

How much will tar sands oil add to global warming?

Historical trends in greenhouse gas emissions of the Alberta oil sands (1970-2010)


Fracking explained: opportunity or danger?    The fracking fallacy    Physics, fracking, fuel and the future

Fracking pprmpts gobal spike in atmospheric methane     Lessons from the shale revolution

Where the shale  gas revolution came from

A new model for capillary rise in nano-channels offers insight into improved fracking

Major class  of fracking chemicals no more toxic than common household substances

Fracking production 'outstrips scientific knowledge'     Hydraulic fracturing defined

Fracking requires a minimum distance of at least 0.6km from sensitive rock strata

Hydraulic Fracturing: the state of the science    The Hard Facts about Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing and water resources: separating the frack from the fiction

CAPP members establish new Guiding Principles for Hydraulic Fracturing

Fracking operations grow thirstier with time

Little revolution, big fracking consequences     

Fracking Fluids, Contamination:

The intensification of the water footprint of hydraulic fracturing

Review finds environmental impact and toxicity of biocides used in fracking still largely unknown

Methane contamination of drinking water accompanying gas-well drilling and hydraulic fracturing

Fracking plays active role in generating toxic matal wastewater    Tracking fracking pollution

Shallow fracking raises questions for water in new research

Water used for hydraulic fracturing varies widely across US

Fracking will poison New York's drinking water, critics warn

New tracers can identify fracking fluids in the environment

Earthquake issues:

Injection wells can induce earthquakes miles away from the well

Wastewater injection spurred biggest earthquake yet, says study

Ohio Earthquake Likely Caused by Fracking Wastewater

Earthquake Hazard Associated With Deep Well Injection

Fracking tests near Blackpool 'likely cause' of tremors

Fracking UK shale: understanding earthquake risk

Avoiding fracking earthquakes: expensive venture

Oil Shale & Natural Gas:

A look at the US shale industry with David Hughes     The shale gas revolution: is it already over?

Science finds new way to upgrade natural gas   What is coal seam gas?    The state of shale

A few 'problem wells' source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production

The natural gas boom could accelerate climate change    Preventing natural gas crises

An introduction to shale gas    OPEC could collapse as shale gas pops peak oil myth

Using the energy in oil shale without releasing carbon dioxide in a greenhouse world 

Assessing the Real and Perceived Consequences of Shale Gas Development

MEPs exempt shale gas from strengthened environmental impact rules

Analysis shows greenhouse gas emissions similar for shale, crude oil

Shale-gas extraction faces growing public and regulatory challenges

Shale gas production: potential vs actual greenhouse gas emissions

Caution needed with new greenhouse gas emission standards

Additional radioactive materials found in gas-well drill cuttings

Methane on Tap: Study Links Pollution to Gas Drilling

Assessing the greenhouse impact of natural gas

Cheap asphalt provides 'green' carbon capture

Shale offers freedom and security - but it could be a trap

The golden age of gas, possibly: interview with the IEA

Largest ever US shale oil deposit identified in Texas

Shale pits environmental versus economic interests

Horizontal Drilling and Shale Exploration

The false promise of natural gas

Regional Issues:

US DOE Shale Gas Production Subcommittee    

Tighten fracking regulations, scientists urge US officials

Can fracking help the US move away from fossil fuel consumption

Contaminated water in two US states linked to faulty shale gas wells

Considering Shale Gas Extraction in North Carolina: Lessons from Other States

Simple scaling theory to better predict gas production in Barnett shale wells

Increased stray gas abundance in a subset of drinking water wells near Marcellus shale gas extraction

Evaluation of microbial biofilm communities from an Alberta oil sands tailings pond

Environmental impacts of shale gas extraction in Canada

Europe's resilience of natural gas networks during conflicts and crises

Environmental impacts of shale gas in the UK: current situation and future scenarios

Gas quakes anger Dutch farmers but relieve state coffers

China's synthetic natural gas plants will have heavy environmental toll