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  FOSSIL ENERGY NEWS SPOTLIGHT

Regional Partnership Documentary Wins "Best of Show" Aurora Award
A documentary co-produced by Prairie Public Broadcasting 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  Read More >  

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Interagency Collaboration to Address Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Drilling
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. Read More >  

Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting, Monitoring, Protection
Two data collection tools specifically developed for hydraulic fracturing are available to help regulatory agencies monitor drilling and completion operations and enhance environmental protection. Read More > 

DOE Accord Seeks Accelerated Development of Alaska's Vast Unconventional Energy Resources
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 signed today by the state’s Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Energy.
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President Requests $638.0 Million for Fossil Energy Programs
The fiscal year 2014 budget request seeks $638.0 million for the Office of Fossil Energy to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels as well as manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. oil supplies. Read More >  

Innovative Technology Improves Upgrading Process for Unconventional Oil Resources
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. Read More >  

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OFFICE OF FOSSIL ENERGY

Ensuring that we can continue to rely on clean, affordable energy from our traditional fuel resources is the primary mission of DOE's Office of Fossil Energy. Fossil fuels supply 85% of the nation's energy, and we are working on such priority projects as pollution-free coal plants, more productive oil and gas fields, and the continuing readiness of federal emergency oil stockpiles.

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