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  • Gas Drilling-Reluctant Embrace story

    For years, activists have warned that fracking can have disastrous consequences - ruined water and air, sickened people and animals, a ceaseless parade of truck traffic. Now some critics are doing what was once unthinkable: working with the industry. Some are even signing lucrative gas leases and speaking about the environmental benefits of gas. In one northeastern Pennsylvania village that ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania combine on gas drilling

    Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania on Tuesday agreed to cooperate in attracting shale gas development and jobs to their region over the next three years rather than compete with each other. The states signed an agreement during the Tri-State Shale Summit in Morgantown, West Virginia. They said they've agreed to coordinate marketing efforts, workforce development, investment strategies and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Natural Gas Engines Replace Diesel On Drilling Rigs

    HOUSTON, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With diesel prices remaining high, Antero Resources and Patterson-UTI Drilling were seeking a viable option to reduce fuel costs, a major expense when ...


  • Some states confirm water pollution from drilling

    In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen. The Associated Press requested data on drilling-related complaints in Pennsylvania, Ohio, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Texas: Can`t Tie Water Contamination to Drilling

    The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood's water supply has increased in recent years, but the state's oil and gas regulator says it can't link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according to a report it released Wednesday. The state Railroad Commission has found that the contamination has gotten worse in most of the private water wells it tested in September 2013 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Drill cuttings treatment in Azerbaijan

    Drill cuttings containing hydrocarbon contaminants from the Oil & Gas industry are generally considered to be special waste. They are the broken bits from boreholes mixed with water and drilling fluids. Fluids released during the drilling process comprise of water, diesel or other hydrocarbons used for lubrication. There are various different ways to handle drill cuttings. To this ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Drilling Update in Syria

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    By Thomson Reuters

  • Xtreme Oil & Gas Achieves Excellent Drilling Results on Texas Property

    Xtreme Oil & Gas, Inc. (OTCBB: XTOG) (OTCQB: XTOG) announced today that after completing the drilling of three new wells on the Company's West Thrifty property in Brown County Texas, those wells achieved a 50-90% oil cut on their initial production. An oil cut is the percentage of oil in the total fluids that are produced by the well. These are excellent initial results for shallow wells in ...


  • Feds to open 73 million acres in Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling

    The federal government is proposing to put up for lease some 73 million acres offshore from Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development, the U.S. Department of Interior announced this week. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, in one of his first act’s since being confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week, said the department will offer leases on all ...

  • House set to OK bills to speed oil, gas drilling

    The House approved two bills Wednesday aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas on public lands. The measures were among three energy bills the House is considering this week as Republicans who control the chamber push to expand an oil and gas boom that's lowered prices and led the U.S. to produce more oil last month than it ...


    By Associated Press

  • New York Top Court OKs Local Gas-Drilling Bans

    New York's top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders. The state Court of Appeals upheld a midlevel appeals court ruling from last year that said the state oil and gas law doesn't trump the authority of local governments to control land use through zoning. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Feds eye oil, gas drilling off East Coast, Alaska, Gulf

     Environmentalists say allowing offshore drilling along the U.S. East Coast from northern Virginia to the Georgia-Florida border could lead to a catastrophic oil spill devastating to the crucial tourism industry. But business and petroleum groups say they want to be able to explore whether significant oil and gas reserves exist that could stabilize energy prices and help the economy overall. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Gas drilling law could endanger NY drinking water, say NRDC experts

    Half of New York’s drinking water could be contaminated by toxic pollution, unless the state adopts comprehensive safeguards for natural gas drilling before any drills break ground, according to experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). This critical threat comes as NY Governor Paterson signed a law (S.8169/A.10526) that makes it easier for gas companies to conduct horizontal ...

  • Local gas drilling laws get a key airing in Ohio

    A closely watched lawsuit in Ohio is asking a question that's burning in cities and towns throughout shale country: Can regulations in states eager for the jobs and tax revenues that come with gas and oil drilling trump local restrictions that communities say protect them from haphazard development? The case was brought by Munroe Falls, an Akron suburb of 5,000. It involves a well that Beck ...


    By Associated Press

  • Wyden: FracFocus a `constructive` tool on drilling

    A website partially funded by the oil and gas industry could be a "constructive" tool for federal regulators as they consider requiring public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, Senate Energy Committee Chairman Ron Wyden said Thursday. Wyden, D-Ore., stopped short of endorsing the website, FracFocus.org, but said it could be helpful as lawmakers and federal agencies ...


    By Associated Press

  • Future of the Offshore Drilling Industry to 2015

    The Future of the Offshore Drilling Industry to 2015 - Market Analysis, Capital Spend and Competitive Landscape This report provides an in-depth analysis of the offshore drilling industry and highlights the various concerns, shifting trends and emerging regions in the global offshore drilling industry. The report provides forecasts on the offshore drilling expenditure to 2015. The report ...


  • Update: Vantage Drilling Company Announces Agreement to Purchase Mandarin Drilling Corporation

    HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 07/07/10 -- Vantage Drilling Company ("Vantage, or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: VTG.U) (NYSE Amex: VTG) (NYSE Amex: VTG.WS) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining 55% ownership interest in Mandarin Drilling Corporation, a Marshall Islands corporation ("Mandarin"), from F3 Capital, an exempted company incorporated under the ...


  • Significance of Drilling Mud Solids Control

    It’s well know that solids content has influence on drilling process. Then, how to make the oil or gas drilling process better? The answer definitely is using solid control system to control the solid content. But what is the solids control? Let's have a look together. According to the different medium, mud is divided into water-based mud, oil-based ...


  • Pennsylvania DEP Releases Final White Paper on Using Mine Water for Drilling

     The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has finalized the process it will use for encouraging and reviewing proposals to use mine-influenced water, such as acid mine drainage, in oil and gas operations. The process is outlined in a white paper the agency released today. "Abandoned mines present Pennsylvania with one of its biggest environmental challenges," DEP ...

  • Vantage Drilling Company Announces Agreement to Purchase Mandarin Drilling Corporation

    HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 07/07/10 -- Vantage Drilling Company ("Vantage, or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: VTG.U) (NYSE Amex: VTG) (NYSE Amex: VTG.WS) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining 55% ownership interest in Mandarin Drilling Corporation, a Marshall Islands corporation ("Mandarin"), from F3 Capital, an exempted company incorporated under the ...


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