Va. State Agency Approves Atlantic Coast Pipe Compressor Stn

Artists rendering of ACP Buckingham County compress station (click for larger version)

Finally a little good news for Dominion Energy’s 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline project: The Virginia State Air Quality Board voted yesterday 4-0 to approve a compressor station for the pipeline in Buckingham County.
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Government Research Uses Sound Waves to Help Frack Wells

ORNL researcher Joanna McFarlane, prepares to test a sample with the IMAGING beamline at the High Flux Isotope Reactor. (Image credit: ORNL/Genevieve Martin)

The process of fracking (hydraulic fracturing) of shale uses water, a LOT of water, forced into small cracks in order to force those cracks open and allow the gas and oil to escape. What if you could use far less water (and chemicals) by first bombarding the rock with sound waves?
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Jan 9, 2019

Shale, pipelines bringing jobs to West Virginia; Peoples announces commitment to reduce methane emissions by 50% in Pittsburgh; Scott Rotruck joins Orion Strategies’ Pittsburgh office; AOC and green Hulk reveal the fractivist playbook; U.S. drilling permits finish strong in 2018, but start slow in 2019; Go public on a blank check? It can work if you’re an energy star; Record-breaking year for LNG World News with almost 1 million visitors; Saudi Arabia potentially eyeing U.S. LNG investment.
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