News tagged with gas extraction

Predicting fracking policy

Hydraulic fracturing is emerging as one of the primary methods of drilling for natural gas, yet is equally controversial in its potential to induce harm to humans and the environment. The uncertainties of the health risks ...

Aug 14, 2014 3 / 5 (4) 0

Broader discussion about shale gas needed

Proponents and opponents of shale gas extraction base their cases on the same values. However, they disagree about how justice should be done to these values. Furthermore, government policy is not in line with the public ...

Mar 27, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

Developing a new laser to detect methane leaks

(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide researchers are developing a new type of laser system that will monitor methane, the main component of natural gas, levels across large areas. This will provide a useful tool for monitoring ...

Jun 26, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Germany shelves 'fracking' draft law for now

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Tuesday dropped plans for a draft law on "fracking" for the time being amid concerns by some coalition allies about the oil and gas extraction technique, ...

Jun 04, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 0