The US has widely adopted hydraulic fracturing (fracking) which has domestically led to cheap natural gas. Since natural gas is 2.5 to 3 times more expensive worldwide, many expect that exporting natural gas could benefit both the US and other countries. 521 more words
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Futurity reports on research into microbes that can turn carbon dioxide into methane in the lab. By replicating the process used by the methanogens, scientists hope to develop processes that would allow large scale production of biofuels and chemicals in a more sustainable way. 6 more words
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Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a GAO investigation has found.