NGVs in Texas

Aug 2 2012

Our “Breakout Year” for NGVs in Texas By Ken Morgan, Director, TCU Energy Institute Natural gas has a long history as a reliable fuel source for home heating, industrial manufacturing and electrical generation. However, securing long term supplies has always been tied to the discovery and development of conventional “oil and gas reservoirs” that over…

GIS for Energy Studies

Aug 2 2012

Our modern GIS and Remote Sensing Center houses 28 work stations dedicated to teaching and research in geological and environmental science mapping. Many students use this facility to study energy related problems that lend themselves to GIS solutions such as: Well pad siting, locating new potential locations for NGV refueling stations, wind farm mapping etc….

Shale Core Research

Jul 10 2012

Our Shale Core Facility houses several miles of shale core that is used for industry examination and student/faculty research for both undergraduates and graduate students. for more information, please visit the Shale Core Facility Web Page.

Just Energy Independence or Clean Energy Self-Reliance?

Jul 10 2012

In Thomas Friedman’s latest column, he praises Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts because he “took one for the country.”  Friedman sees that “America today is poised for a great renewal” if only it can get some “big, centrist, statesmanlike leadership.” Logically, there would be some renewable (energy) in America’s renewal, right? Wrong.  Her