Utility companies, city governments, county governments, school districts, and trucking companies are building CNG fueling stations in North Carolina. In addition to serving their owners, the pumps are available to dispense CNG to the public.More at NewsObserver.com.
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“The legislation would provide a menu of sweeteners for energy companies to encourage developers to pick North Carolina for shale gas exploration over other states that have a history of energy exploration and known energy reserves.” Quote from the NewsObserver.com article.More at NewsObserver.com.
In this Charlotte Observer interview, Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Petroleum Institute discusses: oil and gas potential of North Carolina, future role of renewable energy, energy independence, “common sense” regulation and other topics.More at Charlotte Observer.
The United States Geological Survey has published Fact Sheet 2012–3075…
Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the East Coast Mesozoic Basins of the Piedmont, Blue Ridge Thrust Belt, Atlantic Coastal Plain, and New England Provinces, 2011.More at USGS.
The North Carolina House of Representatives has approved a bill that, if enacted, would allow hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina and task state agencies with developing regulations.More at NewsObserver.com.
Although Vermont is one of the last places that might be drilled for oil or natural gas, Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill that will ban hydraulic fracturing.
At the same time a bill  in the North Carolina legislature would legalize hydraulic fracturing.
 http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/17/2068152/fracking-bill-advances-in-nc-legislature.htmlMore at The Houston Chronicle.
North Carolina , a state without a long history of natural gas production, is now a center of debate on the topic of hydraulic fracturing .
An article in The Fayetteville Observer explores the topic of natural gas in North Carolina. Rock units in the Dan River Basin and Deep River Basin of central North Carolina are potential candidates for natural gas production using drilling methods such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.