CEP: August 2012 This issue addresses the challenges with the Shale Gas Supply Chain, Expanding the Shale Gas infrastructure, obtaining Natural Gas, and more. Editorial Last month in this space, I wrote about some of the sustainability activities underway in and around Grand Canyon National Park, and how my vacation there got me thinking about AIChE's sustainability efforts. The most recent initiative is the formation of the International Society for Water Solutions (ISWS). Read More Share Choosing Process Vacuum Pumps August2012Back To BasicsDr. Don CollinsVacuum pumps are an integral part of many industrial facilities. Both processing objectives and budget constraints must be considered when selecting a specific pump. Spain's Chemical Industry from the 19th Century to the Present August2012Global OutlookJaume SoleyIn the wake of the mid-20th century emergence of the oil-based global chemical industry and the rise of Europe as an International market force, Spain's chemical industry has become modern and competitive. Special Section: Energy - Addressing the Challenges Along the Shale Gas Supply Chain August2012Special SectionThe production of natural gas from shale formations is one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. oil and gas industry today. Special Section: Energy - Demand Outlook: A Golden Age of Natural Gas August2012Special SectionWilliam LissThe shale gas boom in the U.S. is transforming the energy marketplace and a wide range of manufacturing industries that rely on natural gas. Special Section: Energy - Getting the Gas Out of the Ground August2012Special SectionStephen A. Holditch, P.E.Technologies developed in the oil and gas industry over the past 60+ years are now being used to produce shale gas. Special Section: Energy - Expanding the Shale Gas Infrastructure August2012Special SectionJesse F. GoellnerDevelopment of U.S. shale gas resources will require expansion of infrastructure assets ranging from roads and rails to pipelines and seaports to power-generation plants and ethane crackers, and more. Special Section: Energy - Environmental Considerations of Shale Gas Development August2012Special SectionTrevor Smith The impacts of shale gas development on land, air, and water resources can and must be managed through sustainable operating practices. Special Section: Energy - Regulatory Programs Governing Shale Gas Development August2012Special SectionMary Ellen TernesThe production of natural gas from shale is subject to environmental regulations, including a combination of requirements already followed by conventional gas developers, plus new ones specific to shale gas. Special Section: Energy - Shale Gas [Full Supplement] August2012Special SectionJesse F. Goellner, William Liss, Stephen A. Holditch, P.E., Trevor Smith, Mary Ellen TernesThe production of natural gas from shale formations is one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. oil and gas industry today. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine or purchase an article reprint? Learn more about Reprints and Permissions.