Though multiple new large-scale pipelines are making their way through the approval process in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other northeast states, the amount of construction and completion of pipelines is unable to meet transportation demand, according to the MinnPost.
New England may have two new pipelines coming its way in the next few years as the Access Northeast and the Northeast Energy Direct projects are currently being planned and submitted for review to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, according to Bloomberg News.
The oil and gas industry has made technological advances in the last decade that have made the extraction and production of resources more efficient and abundant.
The demand for frac sand is projected to grow 96 percent by 2016, according to a Morgan Stanley research note in the Business Insider.
Using a collection of agricultural waste, called biochar, scientists are able to filter chemical-laced frac water and remove impurities before the water is returned to the surface, according to a new study by the Southwest Research Institute and the University of Texas at San Antonio.