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  • Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

    Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest. A state investigation of five small tremors last month in the Youngstown area, in the Appalachian foothills, found the injection of sand and water ...


    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 ...


  • New survey identifies fracking skills shortage in UK

    The Conservative-led coalition government's plans to create a nationwide shale gas industry across the UK could be undermined by a shortage of equipment and skills relevant to the sector. This is according to the findings of a new report carried out by Aberdeen-based jobs board Oil and Gas People, which surveyed more than 10,000 people across the industry. Concerns were raised regarding a serious ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Fracking’s future is in doubt as oil price plummets

    There’s no doubt that US-based fracking – the process through which oil and gas deposits are blasted from shale deposits deep underground – has caused a revolution in worldwide energy supplies. Yet now the alarm bells are ringing about the financial health of the fracking industry, with talk of a mighty monetary bubble bursting − leading to turmoil on the international ...


    By Climate News Network

  • OriginOil Launches CLEAN-FRAC PRIME For Standalone Frack Water Treatment

    OriginOil Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), the high-speed, primarily chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, announced today the launch of CLEAN-FRAC™ PRIME, a standalone product designed to provide core water treatment for frac flowback and produced water applications in the oil and gas industry. The launch followed ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • DOE study: Fracking chemicals didn`t taint water

    A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department of Energy told The Associated Press. After a year of monitoring, the researchers found that the chemical-laced fluids used to free gas trapped deep below the ...


    By Associated Press

  • First Nation wins legal challenge stopping water license for fracking in BC

    Fort Nelson First Nation (FNFN) has won a major legal challenge against the BC government and Nexen Inc., an upstream oil and gas company. The first long-term water license granted in the Horn River Basin for shale gas fracking has been cancelled, effective immediately, by the Environmental Appeal Board (EAB). The license, issued to Nexen in 2012, authorized the company to pump millions of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Stag Energy Services Responds to Fracking Concerns With Hope for Development

    Although the recent boon of natural gas obtained through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, techniques has caused an overwhelming sense of relief to the American public in terms of economics and sustainability, some fear that the process could contaminate local water supplies. A recent ...


    By STEAG Energy Services LLC

  • Obama administration sued over Gulf of Mexico fracking info

    An environmental advocacy group sued the Obama administration in federal court on Thursday for refusing to release documents detailing the extent of fracking in the Gulf of Mexico. The Center for Biological Diversity filed the lawsuit in U.S District Court in Washington, saying the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has refused to comply with ...


    By Associated Press

  • Shale gas: independent planning is key to reducing environmental impacts of fracking

    Funding for scientists, planners and inspectors should be available before any shale gas development begins, a new review recommends. As revenue for such staff is often provided by the development itself, planning, which is vital to provide immediate environmental protection as well as monitoring long-term impacts, is neglected. The researchers also advocate the use of ‘adaptive ...

  • Ecologix Environmental Systems Introduces New Standard in Chemical Treatment for Hydraulic Fracking

    Ecologix Environmental Systems, an Atlanta-based wastewater treatment company specializing in oil and gas, has enhanced their mobile Integrated Treatment System (ITS) for hydraulic fracturing. The combination of the Mobile Chemical Treatment (MCT) and Mobile DAF (MD) systems gives the ITS the capability to treat 900 gallons of flow back water per minute, from ...

  • Administration releases new draft rules for fracking on public lands

    New draft rules for fracking on public lands, released by the federal Bureau of Land Management today, would leave drinking water supplies for millions of Americans, as well as millions of acres of wild lands, at risk, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. The rules need to be strengthened in a number of ways in order to protect public health and the environment. The stakes are ...

  • Environmental Groups to California Leaders: Fix the Fracking Bill Now

    The Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Water Action and California League of Conservation Voters are calling on the California leaders to fix newly passed California fracking legislation (SB 4) because the bill contains dangerous amendments that undermine both critical safeguards to protect Californians from the dangers of fracking as well as foundational state environmental review ...

  • Chemical Makers, Energy Companies Tell EPA Not to Mandate Fracking Fluid Disclosure

    Chemical makers and energy companies have told the Environmental Protection Agency there is no need for it to require them to report information about the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing fluids. “The American Petroleum Institute does not think that this Toxic Substances Control Act rulemaking is necessary in light of the extensive information already ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • New York formalizes ban on fracking, ending 7-year review

    New York formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas on Monday, concluding a seven-year environmental and health review that drew a record number of public comments. "After years of exhaustive research and examination of the science and facts, prohibiting high-volume hydraulic fracturing is the only reasonable alternative," Department of Environmental Conservation ...


    By Associated Press

  • Colorado`s high court to decide if cities can ban fracking

    The Colorado Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether cities can ban hydraulic fracturing, stepping into a high-stakes battle over whether local governments can impose tougher oil and gas rules than the state. The court will hear cases from Longmont, where voters banned hydraulic fracturing in 2012, and Fort Collins, where voters approved a 5-year moratorium in 2013. The Colorado Oil and Gas ...


    By Associated Press

  • Facts on fracking needed to make responsible decisions about UK energy

    The government recently announced that it will award 27 new exploration licences, opening up 1,000 square miles of the UK as potential sites for shale gas extraction. With thousands more people faced with the possibility of having it on their doorstep, the debate on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been well and truly renewed. Proponents argue that shale gas will lessen the UK's dependency ...

  • Prime Minister David Cameron argues fracking is good for the economy

    Prime Minister David Cameron has argued that the UK economy will receive a significant boost with the extraction of shale gas through fracking and that it will also encourage increasing numbers of firms to invest in the country. Some 1,300tn cf of shale gas is thought to be present in the north of England, according to the British Geological Survey. Speaking at the World Economic Forum at Davos ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Survey: North Carolinians overwhelmingly oppose fracking, want more clean energy

    North Carolinians overwhelmingly oppose fracking, want more clean energy and think state environmental standards should be strengthened or left alone, according to a poll by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). “From the mountains to the beaches, it’s clear that North Carolinians take special pride in their state, and see state environmental safeguards as protecting our ...

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