- Offers a multi-disciplinary appreciation of the environmental and health issues related to unconventional oil and shale gas development
- Serves as a collective resource for academics and professionals in the oil and gas, environmental, health, and safety industries, as well as environmental scientists and policymakers
- Features a diverse and expert group of chapter authors from academia, non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies, and the oil and gas industry
Geoscientists; Environmental, Health and Safety Advisors in the Oil and Gas industry; Environmentalists; Governmental Regulators; Toxicologists
Table of Contents
- List of Contributors
- About the Authors
- Chapter 1: The Unconventional Oil and Gas Process, and an Introduction to Exposure Pathways
- Introduction to the oil and gas industry
- Exposure pathway evaluation of unconventional oil and gas activities
- Chapter 2: Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas: Economic Rewards and Risks
- The national picture
- Subnational impacts
- Risks to companies
- Chapter 3: Methane Emissions from the Natural Gas Supply Chain
- Emission sources
- State of knowledge prior to unconventional development
- Recent studies
- Chapter 4: A Review of Drinking Water Contamination Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing
- Exposure pathways
- Regulations overview
- Water exposure case studies
- Prevention techniques
- Chapter 5: Water Use and Wastewater Management: Interrelated Issues with Unique Problems and Solutions
- Water use
- Wastewater management
- Chapter 6: A Primer on Litigation That Involves Alleged Water Well Contamination From Hydraulic Fracturing
- Factual allegations
- Causes of action
- Requests for relief
- Evidentiary issues
- Distinctive legal and factual issues
- Chapter 7: Occupational Health and Safety Aspects of Oil and Gas Extraction
- Workplace fatalities among oil and gas extraction workers
- Risks for chemical exposures in oil and gas extraction workers
- Chapter 8: Public Health, Risk Perception, and Risk Communication: Unconventional Shale Gas in the United States and the European Union
- Unconventional gas drilling
- The path forward
- Chapter 9: Transportation of Shale Gas and Oil Resources
- Routes and modes of transportation of shale gas and oil
- Issues and concerns arising out of the transportation of shale gas and oil
- Chapter 10: An Evaluation of the Hydraulic Fracturing Literature for the Determination of Cause–Effect Relationships and the Analysis of Environmental Risk and Sustainability
- Evaluation methods
- Discussion and conclusions
- Search Term Box
- Chapter 11: Induced Seismicity
- Definition of induced seismicity; relation to human activity
- Inventory of induced earthquakes
- Chapter 12: State and Federal Oil and Gas Regulations
- What is the purpose of oil and gas regulations?
- What O&G issues do US state agencies regulate?
- What O&G issues do US federal agencies regulate?
- What issues do the various federal agencies govern?
- What states currently allow fracking?
- What states currently ban fracking?
- What is the weight of evidence on fracking risks?
- Should state or federal agencies regulate fracking?
- Do regulations adequately consider global dynamics?
- How can US national energy policy be most effective?
- Chapter 13: An International Perspective of Challenges and Constraints in Shale Gas Extraction
- Global background
- Regional summary of shale gas activity
- Global challenges and constraints to shale gas production
- Subject Index
- No. of pages: 286
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Elsevier 2015
- Published: December 7, 2015
- Imprint: Elsevier
- Paperback ISBN: 9780128041116
- eBook ISBN: 9780128041253
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