A Retrospect View on Natural Gas Drilling Analytical Essay by Nicky

A Retrospect View on Natural Gas Drilling
Looks at the issues of natural gas drilling beginning with its history to its future.
# 146991 | 2,855 words | 10 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper explains that the modern process of extracting the vast natural gas resources in the U.S.A. began in the second half of the nineteenth century with the first commercial drilling operations in Pennsylvania. Next, the author examines the ecological, socio-economic, technological, health and ethical questions surrounding natural gas drilling. The paper concludes that the great demand for natural gas will continue to increase; therefore, drilling operations will be expanded to other regions regardless of these issues. This paper includes an annotated bibliography.

Table of Contents:
Natural Gas Drilling in the United States
Natural Gas Drilling
History of Natural Gas Drilling in America
Pros and Cons of Drilling
Historical Debates
Ethical Issues Surrounding Land Use and Conservation
Wells on Indian Reservations
Socio-Economic Conditions in Drilling Regions
Success over the Years
National Gas Drilling Technology and Oil Drilling Technology
Conservation or Preservation Issues
Water Issues
Future Drilling
The author includes an annotated bibliography.

From the Paper:

"The matter of drilling to extract natural gas has been highly debated throughout the years, with the dispute being far from exhaustive. A first argument in favor of drilling is given by the efficiency of the mechanism in extracting the source of heath for industrial and individual consumers. The population is in tremendous need for gas in order to support the life style they have become accustomed to. And not only that it maintains the current living standards, it is compulsory for life itself and it is a step forward in improving the current living conditions. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Baker, D., August 4, 2008, The Compromise "Drill Anywhere" Plan, Truth Out, http://www.truthout.org/article/the-compromise-drill-anywhere-plan last accessed on March 26, 2009.
  • Dentry, E., July 22, 2008, Natural Gas Drilling Hurting Land, Rocky Mountain News, http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/jul/22/feverish-natural-gas-drilling-has-wreaked-havoc/ last accessed on March 26, 2009
  • Gallun, R.A., Wright, C.J., Nichols, L.M., Stevenson, J.W., 2001, Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Accounting, 4th Edition, PennWell Books
  • Hurdle, J., March 13, 2009, US Energy Future Hits Snag in Rural Pennsylvania, Truth Out, http://www.truthout.org/031309E last accessed on March 26, 2009
  • Lustgarten, A., November 13, 2009, Buried Secrets: Is Natural Gas Drilling Endangering U.S. Water Supplies? Truth Out, http://www.truthout.org/112108EA last accessed on March 26, 2009

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