So-called “unconventional” deposits of oil and gas are found in shale, a type of layered, fine grained rock.
Gas buried in the Northern Territory's Velkerri Shale was produced in a "slime world" that existed nearly a billion years before the first complex life on Earth evolved.
A tanker ship heads into Liverpool harbour as a pilot boats heads out. In the background. In the background, the Burbo Bank wind farm. While new facilities have increased capacity, the UK currently imports 6% of its electricity.
A year after Brexit, experts from the Grenoble École de Management and the Centre for European Economic Research look at what impacts the UK's leaving the EU could have on energy prices and security.
The surge in U.S. oil and natural gas production has transformed the energy picture in the country, but the influence is muted globally.
The Trump administration has set a new national policy: energy dominance. But can the US really dominate other countries through fossil fuel exports?
Malcolm Turnbull touring one of Australia’s large LNG fields.
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The way Australia taxes companies for gas projects now lags behind our closest neighbour, Papua New Guinea, which has reformed its tax system to ensure it gets money sooner.
Health studies in Pennsylvania show links between some health problems and local fracking activity.
Three studies find higher rate of health issues for people who live near large or many fracked natural gas well sites.
A number of coal plants in the U.S. are closing in response to competition from inexpensive and cleaner natural gas.
How bad are things for U.S. coal? Very bad, but that's very good for environment. Now the question is whether other countries will cut back on coal as well.
The EPA has issued rules to regulate methane emission from new oil and gas wells in the face of industry and political pushback.
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The Obama administration wants to regulate methane leaks from oil and gas operations. Here's why we can't count on market forces to make it work.
Chevron’s Gorgon project is one of a few in Australia subject to the petroleum resource rent tax.
Australia is missing out on revenue from some gas projects because the petroleum resource rent tax doesn't apply.
Drilling on a farm in North Dakota, site of a huge economic upswing from the oil and gas industry.
The boom in oil and gas development has brought new revenues to many communities in the U.S., but rural areas in particular have struggled to handle the rapid downturn in prices.
Mozambique should prioritise spending on infrastructure, agricultural development and human capital to ensure sustained growth.
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Mozambique returns to the limelight following controversy over its external debt. How can the country contain this situation and avoid a downward spiral?
Energy empire? A Gazprom facility in Moscow.
Russia's energy exports are expanding far beyond oil and gas to include coal, nuclear and refined petroleum products, a trend with far-reaching geopolitical consequences.
Dormant: oil rigs in North Dakota stand idle due to a crash in global oil prices.
Cheap gas is traditionally a boost for the U.S. economy but this time the economy could be badly hurt because of the domestic drilling boom and financial bets made by the oil & gas industry.
The U.S. oil industry is in the doldrums, but there’s not much the next (or current) president can do about it.
The next president will have little power to slow the growth of renewable energy, sliding oil prices or coal's decline.
Looking for relief: Southern California Gas Company and outside experts work on a relief well at the Aliso Canyon designed to stop the ongoing natural gas leak.
The Aliso Canyon methane leak in California is bad, but it's only a small portion of the methane leaked from the natural gas industry's sprawling pipeline and storage infrastructure.
It has been argued that connecting the pipeline to the Moomba gas hub (pictured) would have been more beneficial for the sector.
The Northern Territory is joining eastern Australia's gas market - good news for gas customers.
New technique captures 78% carbon using molten tin.
Gas is the solution to some but not all our problems.
UK's decision to close coal power plants is really a statement of the obvious, and does nothing to answer the problem of what to do afterwards.
A fracking well in Pennsylvania, which saw rapid and sometimes-problematic spread of natural gas development.
Different states and countries with shale gas can benefit from the mistakes made by other regions that rushed into fracking. Here’s one state’s plan.
A fracking well injects large volumes of water, chemicals and sand to fracture rock.
Fracking fluids in Marcellus shale have contaminated groundwater but new study finds that the source is likely from surface spills, not leaks from underground wells.
Tom Switzer and Naomi Klein, speaking on Q&A.
US Studies Centre research associate Tom Switzer said on Q&A that US carbon emissions had levelled off because of coal seam gas, but activist Naomi Klein said it was due to the economic downturn. What does the research say?