News Releases

Regional Partnership Documentary Wins "Best of Show" Aurora Award
April 30, 2013

A documentary co-produced by Prairie Public Broadcasting (Fargo, N.D.) and the Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership with support from the U.S. Department of Energy has received a 2012 Platinum Best of Show Aurora Award — the highest honor awarded — in the nature/environment documentary category.

Interagency Collaboration to Address Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Drilling
April 23, 2013

A memorandum of understanding to perform collaborative research related to airborne emissions and air quality at natural gas drilling sites has been signed by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The research supports DOE's goal of enhancing America's energy security by contributing to the health and safety of workers in the nation's energy sector.

Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting, Monitoring, Protection
April 18, 2013

Two data collection tools specifically developed for hydraulic fracturing are available to help regulatory agencies  monitor drilling and completion operations and enhance environmental protection.

DOE Accord Seeks Accelerated Development of Alaska's Vast Unconventional Energy Resources
April 17, 2013

Development of potentially vast and important unconventional energy resources in Alaska – including viscous oil and methane hydrates – could be accelerated under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today by the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). 

Innovative Technology Improves Upgrading Process for Unconventional Oil Resources
April 09, 2013

An innovative oil-upgrading technology that can increase the economics of unconventional petroleum resources has been developed under a U.S. Department of Energy-funded project.