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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Economic Report of the President … 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Govt Finance,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Taxes

Combines the annual economic message from the president with the annual report of the Council of Economic Advisers.  Emphasizes issues such as middle class economics, challenges in the labor market, family-friendly workplace policies, business tax reform, and the energy revolution.  Economic statistical tables included at end.  From the White House


Using ESPCs to Finance Federal Investments in Energy-Efficient Equipment

Categories: Energy,Govt Finance

Examines the cost and energy consumption effects of energy savings performance contracts with private companies where equipment and services are paid for over time with savings achieved by the new equipment.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Country Analysis Brief: Iraq

Categories: Energy,Iraq,Statistics

Covers petroleum production, consumption, and exporting for the country that has the 5th largest proved crude oil reserves and is the second largest crude oil producer in OPEC.  From the Energy Information Administration


Annual Coal Report 2013

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Provides information about coal production, number of mines, productive capacity, reserves, employment, prices and more.  Coal production fell below one billion short tons for the first time since 1993.  From the Energy Information Administration


2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program

Categories: Defense/Military,Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

Includes 14 potential lease sales in eight areas including the Mid-Atlantic off the Virginia coast.  Proposes priority development in the Gulf of Mexico and “one potential lease sale late in the program for … areas offshore Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. Calls for geological and geophysical surveying activities in an area 50 miles offshore.  From the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management of the U.S. Department of the Interior


Shale Gas and EU Energy Security

Categories: Energy,European Union

This paper addresses the question whether and to what extent shale gas can contribute to European energy security. While some European regions have significant shale resources, issues of public acceptance and environmental impact will make it more expensive to acquire.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service


U.S. Crude Oil Export Policy: Background and Considerations

Categories: Congress,Energy,Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Prices/Inflation

Examines the historical reasons for restrictions on the exporting of crude oil by the U.S., the current push to drop or revise the ban, and various considerations that need to be kept in mind including price effects, energy security, international trade policy, and environmental issues. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Trends in Hydraulic Fracturing Distributions and Treatment Fluids, Additives, Proppants, and Water Volumes Applied to Wells Drilled in the United States from 1947 through 2010 …

Categories: Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

Identifies hydraulic fracturing trends in drilling methods and use of fluids/chemical additives in nearly 1 million wells drilled in the U.S.  over a 60 year time period.  Compares these findings to the literature to establish a common understanding of how newer technology has affected water use volumes and other factors.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


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