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The National Ground Water Association recently published a new best suggested practice that provides the water well system professional with basic knowledge of methane that may be encountered during well drilling or service, as well as during pump installation or service. Co-authored by NGWA members, including Brian K. Bohm, PG, and Damian M. Zampogna, PG, of ALL Consulting, this document provides a basic understanding of the origin, issues related to, and mitigation of methane.
2.0 to Revolutionize Hydraulic Fracturing Chemical Reporting Nationwide
|FracFocus.org, the national hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure registry, fully implemented major upgrades beginning June 1, 2013. The changes will dramatically improve the site’s functionality for state, industry and|
public users. Visit the website
|MSC: Draft DRBC Regulations Duplicative, Exceed Body’s Legal Authority||Pursuant to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) public notice for comment on Proposed Amendments to the Water Quality Regulations, Water Code and Comprehensive Plan to Provide for Regulation of Natural Gas Development Projects (hereinto “draft regulations”), the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) this week submitted comments outlining concerns with the draft regulations, while emphasizing support for working with the DRBC throughout the regulatory process.|
Read ALL Consulting's analysis for MSC and API.
|Energy companies to post fracking chemicals online|
|This website includes information about oil and gas wells drilled on or after Jan. 1, 2011, including company names, well locations, construction details, the amount of water used, chemicals used in the fracturing fluid, trade names of those chemicals and their “chemical abstract number,” a nationally recognized identification number assigned to chemicals regardless of trade name. This project is a joint effort between the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and the Ground Water Protection Council programmed by ALL Consulting.|
|EPA Highlights ALL Consulting in Natural Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale NPDES Program Frequently Asked Questions|| The rapid expansion of gas extraction from the Marcellus and other shale deposits has presented wastewater permitting authorities with a challenge in protecting human health and the environment. EPA has created shale gas extraction frequently asked questions (FAQs) that are intended to serve as guidance to State and Federal permitting authorities in addressing treatment and disposal of wastewater from shale gas extraction.|
Modern Shale Gas Development in the United States: A Primer This Primer on Modern Shale Gas Development in the United States was commissioned through the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC).
Arthur, J., et.al., 2008, An Overview of Modern Shale Gas Development in the United States, ALL Consulting, 21 p., posted at: http://www.all-llc.com/publicdownloads/ALLShaleOverviewFINAL.pdf
DOE Selects ALL's Project to Advance Environmental Science and Technology
ALL Consulting, Tulsa, Okla.—The objective of this project is to develop a modeling system that will allow operators and regulators to plan all aspects of water management associated with shale gas development, including water supply, transport, storage, use, recycling, and disposal. This system will be used in planning, managing, forecasting, permit tracking, and compliance monitoring.
See the DOE Techline article here.
Shale Gas Primer Highlighted in E&P Focus
Summer 2009 issue of E&P Focus, the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s quarterly newsletter highlighting US Department of Energy oil and gas research. Also included is information on an NETL initiative to help understand the potential for beneficial use of water produced from coalbed methane wells in the Powder River Basin, a new online resource for operators active in the Fayetteville Shale play, and much more.
WORK PROGRESSING ON CAIDC PROPERTY FOR PHOENIX RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT
Workers with Geotechnical & Testing Service Inc. are shown operating drilling rigs this week at the CAMDEN ENERGY & RENEWABLE RESOURCES PARK, owned by the Camden Area Industrial Development Corporation (CAIDC) and formerly occupied by International Paper Company. The work is being done in preparation for a scheduled groundbreaking this summer by Phoenix Renewable Energy for a wood pellet manufacturing facility and a small generator power plant, with an investment totaling over $100 million dollars.
The crews were acquiring soil samples for environmental and soil compaction testing purposes. GTS is under contract with ALL Consulting to perform the environmental sampling for the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers, Tulsa District and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. EPA funded the phase two environmental testing for the Camden Area Industrial Development Corporation.
Printed in the Camden News July 12,2009, Page 1. http://epaper.wehco.com/Daily/Skins/Camden/