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  • Chemical composition of fracking wastewater

    Wastewater produced by hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, has been chemically analysed in the most comprehensive study of its kind to date. The researchers found that produced water from three US fracking sites contained a diverse array of chemicals including toxic metals such as mercury and the carcinogens toluene and ethylbenzene. However, a group of harmful chemicals, ...

  • Updated Illinois Fracking Rules: While Improved, They Don’t Make Fracking Safe

    In response to a historic volume of public comments, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources released updates to their highly controversial draft regulations governing fracking in the state today. In their initial read through of the new rules, NRDC experts note a number of critical changes requested by the environmental community have been made, but a deeper analysis of the highly-technical ...

  • Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

    The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells. After looking at dozens of cases of suspected contamination, the scientists focused on eight hydraulically fractured wells in those states, where they ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA to require Southern California offshore fracking reports

    Oil and gas companies that are fracking off the Southern California coast must report chemicals discharged into the ocean under a new rule released Thursday by federal environmental regulators. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the requirement in the Federal Register, and it will become effective ...


    By Associated Press

  • US Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Regulations Handbook2012

    This is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists, and offers comprehensive information on hydraulic fracturing regulations applicable in the US both at the federal and state level. The report provides information on the regulatory bodies supervising hydraulic fracturing operations and laws and acts enacted for the regulation of fracking operations. The report also ...


  • Fracking research needs to consider the bigger picture

    Studies on fracking too often focus on its technical aspects, and not the wider environmental, economic and regulatory context needed for political decision-making, according to a review of existing research by a US researcher. The review provides a framework for understanding these complex issues that could benefit the fracking debate and decision-making about fracking more widely. High volume ...

  • Fracking Is About to Re-Start in Lancashire, England

    It was announced today that mining for shale gas in Lancashire has been given the go-ahead by the British Government following the ban imposed earlier this year. The unbiased view of the risks of hydraulic fracturing and mining for shale gas are discussed in a White Paper launched in November by leading global risk consultancy, Control Risks: T-shirts bearing ...


    By Marketwire

  • Fracking: leaking wells cause gas-contaminated groundwater

    Contamination of drinking water in areas close to several fracking sites in the Marcellus and Barnett Shales, USA, is caused by structural problems leading to wells leaking natural gas into aquifers, a new study suggests. The researchers measured trace amounts of chemicals, called noble gases, which formed signatures of the sources of gas contamination in over 130 samples. These findings suggest ...

  • Texas Gas Town Considers Banning Fracking

    Natural gas money has been good to this Texas city: It has new parks, a new golf course and miles of grassy soccer fields. The business district is getting a makeover, and the airport is bustling, too. For more than a decade, Denton has drawn its lifeblood from the huge gas reserves that lie beneath its streets. The gas fields have produced a billion dollars in mineral wealth and pumped more than ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fracking Boom Threatens US Water Supplies

    Since the onset of the fracking boom almost a decade ago, every state in the US has been examining its geological resources in the hope of finding oil or gas it can access through this extraction method. Almost half the states are now producing at least some shale gas, with a few – Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Colorado, North Dakota – sitting on massive ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • US Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Regulations Handbook, 2012: ResearchMoz.us

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report" US Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Regulations Handbook, 2012 " to its huge collection of research reports. US Hydraulic Fracturing ...


  • Nearly half of U.S. Fracking sites overlap with water-stressed regions

    A new report from CERES draws a connection between water risk and hydraulic fracturing in the United States. The report adds an important dimension to the conversation about how energy use and water stress will play out in the years ahead. The ...

  • U.K. to resume fracking for shale gas - new controls set

    British Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey has announced that exploratory hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for shale gas can resume in the UK, subject to new controls to mitigate the risks of seismic activity. Shale gas represents a promising new potential energy resource for the UK, said ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fracking fuels water fights in nation`s dry spots

    The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth's surface. Hydraulic fracturing, or the drilling technique commonly known as fracking, has been used for decades to blast huge volumes of water, fine sand and chemicals into the ground to crack open valuable shale ...


    By Associated Press

  • FRACKING REPORT: 5.4 Million Californians Now Live Within a Mile of Oil or Gas Wells, Majority are People of Color

    Nearly five and a half million Californians now live within a mile of an oil or gas well, including nearly 4 million who are people of color. Approximately one-third of those living near wells, or nearly 2 million people, already live in some of the state’s most polluted communities. The risk to these populations is expected to increase as fracking expands in these impacted regions and ...

  • Global investors call for action on methane emissions from shale gas and oil fracking

    The North American Investor Network on Climate Risk (“INCR”), the European Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (“IIGCC”) and the Australia/New Zealand Investor Group on Climate Change (“IGCC”) have today issued a joint statement calling on companies ...

  • China Shale Gas Industry Analysis in a New Study at MarketReportsOnline.com

    "China is basking in the glory of its recent world’s largest shale finds. With almost 25% more reserves than the United States, China is dreaming about an even bigger energy revolution than the one seen in America. If estimates are to be believed then this 1,275 Trillion Cubic Feet of shale gas reserves found in China will last for about 300 years at the present rate of production and ...


  • New Release: World Unconventional Gas Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, And Forecast, 2012 - 2018

    Gas reservoirs are mainly classified into conventional or unconventional. An unconventional gas reservoir is one which is situated in rocks with low permeability, thereby making the gas inaccessible unlike in conventional gas deposits. The cost of finding, developing, and managing these resources is much higher than conventional resources. The main technologies used for drilling the UCG ...


  • New Report On Unconventional Gas Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, And Forecast, 2012 - 2018

    Gas reservoirs are mainly classified into conventional or unconventional. An unconventional gas reservoir is one which is situated in rocks with low permeability, thereby making the gas inaccessible unlike in conventional gas deposits. The cost of finding, developing, and managing these resources is much higher than conventional resources. The main technologies used for drilling the UCG ...


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