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BSEEC Newsletter 10-13-2015

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BSEEC Newsletter 10-13-2015


   Natural Gas Development Saves Water  

Natural gas-fired electricity generation saves far more water than what’s used during production, including water used for hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking.’ When compared to other major sources of baseload power, natural gas uses between 60 and 70 percent less water.




EPA Data Shows Methane Emissions Continue to Plummet

Just after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled out new regulations on methane emissions for oil and gas development, the agency released the latest data in its Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program. The new data show, once again, that methane emissions from oil and gas development are low and continue to rapidly plummet.

According to EPA, methane emissions from both the petroleum and natural gas systems sector declined 13 percent from 2011 to 2014.


New EPA Rules Threaten the Texas Fracking Boom

The American economic system has made the United States the world leader in abundant and low cost energy, thanks in no small part to contributions from Texas. But new rules from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pose a direct threat to our oil and natural gas revolution. Even worse, they are largely a Washington-designed solution still searching for a problem.





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