Shale gas

Kiran Stacey

Many thanks for all your questions for Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director of the film the entire natural gas world is talking about: Gasland. His answers will appear on this site on Friday, February 11th.
Next week, the person in the hotseat will be Alexander Medvedev, deputy chief executive of Gazprom and head of Gazprom’s exports. Read more

Kiran Stacey

In this week’s readers’ Q&A session, James Cameron, vice chairman of Climate Change Capital, answers your questions.
In this second post, he tackles renewable heat, biofuels and carbon regulation. Read more

Kiran Stacey

Many thanks for all your questions for James Cameron, vice chairman of Climate Change Capital. His answers will appear on this site on Friday, January 28th.
Next week, the person in the hotseat will be Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director of the film, the entire natural gas world is talking about: Gasland. Read more

Kiran Stacey

Gasland, the environmental documentary about the effects of shale gas extraction, has been nominated for a “best documentary” Oscar. Read more

Sheila McNulty

A group of US investors have filed shareholder resolutions with nine oil and gas companies, pressing them to disclose plans for managing risks associated with the technology being used to extract gas from shale rock. Read more

Kiran Stacey

Last night, Gasland, the film that has stoked an intense debate about the ethics of the shale gas boom in the US, premiered here in the UK.

It couldn’t have been better timed – Cuadrilla is due to begin more drilling at its shale gas site near Blackpool later this month. And the Tyndall Centre, in conjunction with the Co-op, helped get the debate moving on this side of the Atlantic with a report calling for a halt to all such drilling while the risk is properly assessed.

But what of the film itself? Read more

Kiran Stacey

In this week’s readers’ Q&A session, Jack Gerard, head of the API, the voice of the US oil industry, answers your questions.
In the first of two posts, he discusses the importance of energy efficiency, why drilling curbs should be eased and where the world will find new sources of oil. Read more

Kiran Stacey

A hat tip to Nick Grealy of No Hot Air for spotting this one. On Wednesday, the energy minister Greg Barker gave an intriguing glimpse of the UK attitude towards fracking, the gas extraction method that has caused so much controversy in the US. And it’s good news for the gas companies.  Read more

Kiran Stacey

In this week’s readers’ Q&A session, Peter Voser, the chief executive of Shell, answers your questions.
In the second of two posts, he discusses the future of natural gas, the controversial process of “fracking” and why biofuels are the answer to powering transport.
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Sheila McNulty

In a sign of how controversial shale drilling has become, key Republican members of Congress are questioning the Obama administration’s moves to regulate the technology that has made the US gas boom possible.  Read more