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  1. Center for Sustainable Shale Development receives two-year grant

    The Richard King Mellon Foundation has awarded the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) a two-year grant in support of the Center’s certification program and public engagement initiatives.  CSSD was formed by a group of environmental organizations, philanthropic foundations, and energy companies, which have partnered to provide natural gas producers in the Appalachian Basin with certification to a set of collaboratively developed performance standards for shale development. “The support we have received from the Richard King Mellon Foundation will be leveraged to help CSSD fulfill its mission to advance transparent and prudent shale development,” said Susan LeGros, executive director of CSSD. “We are honored and encouraged that one of the country’s leading philanthropic organizations with such a strong heritage in investing in this region has joined us in support of implementing our third-party certification program and our efforts to inform the public about ways to address risk.” In addition to the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation is also a funder of CSSD. CSSD’s strategic partners are Chevron , the Clean Air Task Force, CONSOL Energy , the Environmental Defense Fund, EQT Corp. , Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP), Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture), the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and Shell . Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, CSSD is an independent organization whose mission is to support continuous improvement and innovative practices through performance standards and third-party certification. Focused on shale development in the Appalachian Basin, the Center provides a forum for a diverse group of stakeholders to share expertise with the common objective of developing solutions and serving as the center of excellence for shale gas development.      

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    Wed, 14 May 2014

  2. Credit Suisse: U.S. shale development just beginning

    The U.S. has significantly boosted its oil and gas output in the last decade, but a new report from investment bank Credit Suisse said much more shale development is coming.

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    Wed, 2 Oct 2013

  3. Shale development boosts oil field chemicals market, low oil prices slow trend

    Oil price declines expected to slow oil field activity on a short-term basis, driving reduced demands for drilling, stimulation and completion chemicals.

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    Tue, 14 Jul 2015

  4. EIA: Argentina, China lead shale development outside N. America

    Argentina and China have respectively drilled more than 275 and 200 wells targeting shale plays over the past 2 years, providing each country with the potential to significantly increase production of shale gas and tight oil, the US Energy Information Administration highlighted on June 26 in an ...

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    Fri, 26 Jun 2015

  1. EIA: Outside North America, Argentina and China lead shale development

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    Wed, 1 Jul 2015

  2. PwC: Engineering, construction firms help maximize shale development returns for oil and gas sector

    As oil and gas companies continue developing new shale wells across the US, engineering and construction (E&C) firms have a vital opportunity to optimize these plays using their existing core competencies, according to a new report by PwC US.

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    Fri, 17 Jan 2014

  3. Deloitte: International shale development will take longer than in US

    Vast shale plays worldwide are going to be explored and developed although it’s going to take more than a decade before another country outside the US or Canada can duplicate the current US shale boom, speakers told the Deloitte Oil & Gas Conference on Nov. 13 in Houston.

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    Wed, 14 Nov 2012

  4. University initiative to provide shale -development best practices training

    A new multi-university initiative announced March 8, will provide best-practices training for people working in the shale natural gas and oil development sector.

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    Fri, 9 Mar 2012

  5. Clariant brings new shale development catalyst on-stream

    Clariant has successfully expanded production capacity for Houdry dehydrogenation catalysts at its Louisville, Kentucky plant.

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    Wed, 9 Oct 2013

  6. New program begins from Center for Sustainable Shale Development

    CSSD announces its independent third-party certification and verification program is now accepting applicants.

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    Wed, 22 Jan 2014

  7. UK proposes tailored tax regime for shale development

    The UK government outlined a proposed tax regime for shale gas, including a new shale gas allowance based on existing field allowances for oil and gas production.  

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    Fri, 19 Jul 2013

  8. Chevron, YPF enter Vaca Muerta Shale development deal

    A subsidiary of Chevron has signed an agreement with affiliates of the Argentine oil company YPF S.A. that furthers the development of shale oil and gas resources from the Vaca Muerta.

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    Wed, 17 Jul 2013

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