EPA Fracturing Study Moves Forward – Slowly  
By Edith Allison / February 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its “Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources: Progress Report” in late December.

Industry Keenly Watches Canadian Energy Policy  
By Edith Allison / January 2013

U.S. and Canadian energy markets have been closely linked for many years as excess Canadian oil and natural gas production supplied U.S. demand. 

The Year That Was(n’t) – D.C. Action Was Rare  
By Edith Allison / December 2012

The 112th Congress (January 2011 to January 2013) has passed little legislation – in fact, it set a record for inactivity, and no bills impacting petroleum exploration and production have been passed.

Many Hearings, Some Questions, Few Answers  
By Edith Allison / November 2012

AAPG provided a glowing introduction to me last month in this column, but now that it is time for my first column:

AAPG Member Named GEO-DC Director  
By Edith Allison / October 2012

Consulting geologist and AAPG member Edith C. “Edie” Allison has been named director of the AAPG Geoscience and Energy Office in Washington, D.C. (GEO-DC), a position that has been vacant since David Curtiss became AAPG executive director in August 2011.

Geology a Factor in Fracturing Regs  
By Aaron Rodriguez / May 2012

Geology’s role in unconventional natural gas production (via hydraulic fracturing and directional drilling) often is overlooked by the public, but it is a key factor in ensuring that natural gas production is efficient, economic and environmentally responsible.

Hydraulic Fracturing Spawns New Regs  
By Aaron Rodriguez / April 2012

Shale gas production is booming throughout the United States and the world due to the success of the cutting edge – and in some corners, controversial – drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing.

Politics Puts Keystone XL Pipeline in Limbo  
By David Curtiss / February 2012

I first wrote about the Keystone XL pipeline in this column back in September 2010. At the time, the project was nearing the end of a review by the U.S. Department of State for a Presidential Permit.

Casing Gets Early Blame in Fracturing Studies  
By Erin Camp / January 2012

A wise adage states that anything worth having is not easily obtainable – and it just so happens that the most promising source of cleaner, domestic, cost-effective energy of the near future also is incredibly controversial.

Reserves, Resources Reporting Examined  
By Creties Jenkins / November 2011

A multidisciplinary symposium focused on providing clarity to the estimation and reporting of petroleum reserves and resources was held in July in Houston. The symposium brought together a diverse group of stakeholders represented by 200 people from more than 100 organizations in 17 countries.

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Edie Allison began as the Director of the AAPG Geoscience and Energy Office in Washington D.C. in 2012.

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David Curtiss served as the Director of AAPG’s Geoscience and Energy Office in Washington, D.C. from 2008-11.

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