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  • 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

  • Kenya homes in on emergency groundwater supplies

    A project that will map groundwater resources in part of the drought-prone Horn of Africa region was launched in Nairobi, Kenya, last week (22 May). It will use remote sensing technology to explore underground ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Written Ministerial Statement by Edward Davey: Exploration for shale gas

    Edward Davey, Secretary of State for energy and climate change Shale gas development has been of increasing importance in the US for some years, but exploration has only just begun in the UK. The potential of producing shale gas from a suitable formation can only be established by fracturing the rock, and it happens that the fracturing of the first shale gas well in the UK, at Preese Hall ...

  • Experts to Address Groundwater Sustainability at National Event

    This September, the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host the 2011 GWPC Annual Forum entitled “Meeting Competing Demands with Finite Groundwater Resources.” The event will include three primary subject areas: ...

  • 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

  • Texas Property Contamination Lawyer Says Homeowners Deserve Protection from Drilling Chemicals

    Houston property contamination attorney Kurt Arnold expressed concern that the Texas Railroad Commission will allow oil and natural gas companies to keep secret the chemical recipes of the hydraulic fracturing fluids they are using to explore ...


    By PRWeb

  • Abandoned water wells can present risks

    Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their property as they can present threats to both people and animals, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Abandoned wells can be a physical danger to people and animals who may fall into them, but an even greater threat may be the pathway that an abandoned well provides for surface ...

  • Marcellus Shale in the US, 2012

    GlobalData's new report ""Marcellus Shale in the US, 2012 - Gas Shale Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020"" which provides insight into existing and potential exploration and development activities in the Marcellus shale play. The report provides details of the existing and emerging Marcellus shale areas and the major companies exploring the high-producing areas in the shale play such as ...

  • Willowstick Technologies wins iQ award for green business

    Willowstick Technologies, the leading provider of innovative subsurface water mapping services, was recognized Wednesday as one of the top earth-friendly businesses in the state, winning an award in the category of Green Business at Utah Business magazine’s iQ Awards.In a ceremony at Salt Lake City’s Wells Fargo Bank Building, Willowstick was recognized for providing alternatives to traditional ...

  • Introducing the LS250 MiniSonic, a Versatile Compact Sonic Rig

    Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com), the world’s leading provider of integrated drilling services and drilling products, is proud to introduce the LS™250 MiniSonic™, a compact rig suitable for a wide variety of environmental, geotechnical, water and mining projects. Capable of drilling to depths of up to 250 feet (78m) when used with 4.75 ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • MOE presents: provincial water monitoring networks

    Dave Rudolph – "Emerging Needs for Temporal and Spatial Data Precision" Dave Rudolph, with the University of Waterloo, started the symposium off with a very thought provoking presentation on the value of data. Dave used case studies to illustrate how different factors impact the quantity and quality of water resources, and how a small change can affect these conditions quickly and ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Stress on water resources threatens lives and livelihoods

    The planet’s great subterranean stores of water are running out – and nobody can be sure how much remains to supply billions of people in the future. Satellite instruments used to measure the flow from 37 underground aquifers between 2003 and 2013 have revealed that at least one-third of them were seriously stressed – with little or almost no natural replenishment. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Remedial Construction Services, LP Launches New Division

    Remedial Construction Services, LP (RECON), based in Houston, Texas, announced the launch of a new division, Recon Oil Field Services. This new division focuses on environmental remediation technologies to manage oilfield exploration and production wastes. The technologies treat the liquids produced during drilling, hydro-fracturing, and production as well as treatment of cuttings and drilling ...

  • Producers of CLEAN GULF Event to Launch Shale EnviroSafe Conference and Exhibition

    The producers of the CLEAN GULF Conference and Exhibition are launching the inaugural Shale EnviroSafe Conference and Exhibition at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. Taking place November 14-15, 2012, Shale EnviroSafe will focus exclusively on the environmental, safety and health challenges faced by the oil and gas community at shale plays around the country. ...


  • The trouble with fracking

    The UK may be sitting on vast reserves of shale gas accessible with today’s technology to the petrochemicals industry only through the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking”. Unfortunately for the industry and its lobbyists there are strong public opinions on fracking not least because of five major environmental and health concerns about its ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modern practices of hydraulic fracturing: a focus on Canadian resources

    A new report, "The Modern Practices of Hydraulic Fracturing: A Focus on Canadian Resources", provides a comprehensive overview of hydraulic fracturing in Canada. The culmination of a year-long research project, the report provides a review of factual and objective information on the practice of hydraulic fracturing and its importance to the development of Canadian shale oil and natural gas ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Faster decision making on shale gas for economic growth and energy security

    Shale gas planning applications will be fast-tracked through a new, dedicated planning process, under measures announced today. Amber Rudd and Greg Clark today announced plans that will ensure local people have a strong say over the development of shale exploration in their area – but will ensure communities and the industry benefit from a swift process for developing safe and suitable new ...

  • Managing Hydrofracking Data in Cloud

     There is little dispute in both scientific and business communities that groundwater protection and water usage in general at hydrofracking sites provide the biggest challenges for this young and promising industry. To date, criticism of fracking has focused mainly on concerns that the chemicals energy companies are mixing with the water could contaminate underground aquifers. Although ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • 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

  • Precautionary principle should be applied to shale gas

    According to UK researchers, caution must be taken in the use of shale gas until more is known about its environmental impacts. Using US data, they estimated the additional emissions associated with the extraction of gas from shale compared to that of conventional sources and highlighted concerns from the US that extraction could bring significant risks of ground and surface water contamination. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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