hydraulic fracturing News

  • Hydraulic Fracturing

    A new standards initiative in Subcommittee D18.26 on hydraulic fracturing will drive best practices for this energy-producing process. A newly formed ASTM International subcommittee is tackling the topic of hydraulic fracturing, addressing the need for consensus standards in this rapidly growing area of the energy field. Subcommittee D18.26 on Hydraulic Fracturing, part of ASTM Committee ...


    By ASTM International

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Data Management

    A proposed new ASTM International data management and reporting standard for shale oil and gas operations, including hydraulic fracturing, is under development. ASTM WK42803, Practice for Data Management and Reporting Associated with Shale Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing Operations, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D18.26 on Hydraulic ...


    By ASTM International

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids

    A new ASTM International subcommittee will develop standards that will be used by contract laboratories, water utilities and others requiring or developing methods used for hydraulic fracturing. Subcommittee D19.09 on Water – Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids is under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee D19 on Water. Standards developed by D19.09 ...


    By ASTM International

  • France upholds ban on hydraulic fracturing

    France's constitutional council upheld a ban on the energy extraction process known as fracking on Friday, two days after the European Parliament voted to require full environmental reports from companies that want to establish hydraulic fracturing sites. The decision comes the same day the International Energy Agency predicted the United States ...


    By Associated Press

  • NETL Releases Hydraulic Fracturing Study

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has released a technical report on the results of a limited field study that monitored a hydraulic fracturing operation in Greene County, PA for upward fracture growth out of the target ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EPA initiates hydraulic fracturing study

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will conduct a comprehensive research study to investigate the potential adverse impact that hydraulic fracturing may have on water quality and public health. Natural gas plays a key role in our nation’s clean energy future and the process known as hydraulic fracturing is one way of accessing that vital resource. There are concerns ...

  • 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 ...


  • Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing – Framing the Water Issue

    SIWI Report no. 24 “Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing – Framing the Water Issue” by Andreas Lindström, SIWI, Prof. Allan Hoffman, US Department of Energy, and Prof. Gustaf Olsson, Lund University. The emergence of shale gas and shale oil has quickly changed the landscape ...

  • 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

  • EPA Releases Update on Ongoing Hydraulic Fracturing Study

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today provided an update on its ongoing national study currently underway to better understand any potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Results of the study, which Congress requested EPA to complete, are expected to be released in a draft for public and peer review in 2014. The update provided today outlines work ...

  • AMG Lowers Environmental Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing

    Apex Management Group, LLC (AMG), an oil field services management company, announced today its game-changing solution that dramatically reduces the cost and environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing. Working with ALCOR Energy Solutions, LLC (Alcor/AES), AMG has the exclusive technology to "treat" and recycle frac water flow back in an environmentally friendly way, thus eliminating the need to ...

  • USGS Census, EPA Strategy, ASME Hydraulic Fracturing

    The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11) was passed into law on March 30, 2009. Sub¬title F, also known as the SECURE Water Act, calls for the establishment of a “national water availability and use assessment program” within the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). A major driver for this recommendation was that national water availabil¬ity and use have ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...


  • EPA announces final study plan to assess hydraulic fracturing

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced its final research plan on hydraulic fracturing. At the request of Congress, EPA is working to better understand potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Natural gas plays a key role in our nation’s clean energy future and the Obama Administration is committed to ensuring that we continue to ...

  • Infocast`s Inaugural Hydraulic Fracturing Summit Comes to Houston

    Infocast is pleased to present Legal, Regulatory and Environmental Challenges of Hydraulic Fracturing, taking place December 7-8, 2011 at the Houston Marriott West Loop in Houston, TX and the timing couldn't be better! Drilling companies engaging in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are increasingly finding themselves at risk on a number of fronts -- accidents, spills, lawsuits, and media ...


    By Infocast

  • EPA identifies Pennsylvania sites for national study on hydraulic fracturing

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today, in keeping with the Administration’s focus on ensuring that domestic resources are leveraged safely and responsibly, announced the next steps in its congressionally mandated hydraulic fracturing study. EPA has identified seven case studies to help inform the assessment of potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water ...

  • Ecologix Environmental Systems Hydraulic Fracturing Survey Highlights Importance of Water Treatment

    Results from a recent survey conducted by Atlanta-based Ecologix Environmental Systems indicate that water treatment can play an important role in industry perceptions of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). Ecologix, a leading manufacturer of wastewater treatment technologies that can be used to treat frac water, surveyed wastewater and energy ...

  • EPA submits draft hydraulic fracturing study plan to independent scientists for review

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today submitted its draft study plan on hydraulic fracturing for review to the agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB), a group of independent scientists. Natural gas plays a key role in our nation’s clean energy future and the process known as hydraulic fracturing is one way of accessing that vital resource. EPA ...

  • Expert panel deliberates hydraulic fracturing in shale gas development

    The use of hydraulic fracturing in shale gas development took center stage Friday as a panel of U.S. and Canadian experts discussed the contentious practice in a three-hour symposium hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The panel, moderated by Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, former Under Secretary for Science in the U.S. Department of Energy, addressed concerns ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Protecting groundwater during hydraulic fracturing is focus of NGWA June forum

    The National Ground Water Association is holding a one-day forum entitled “Hydraulic Fracturing: Scientific and Technical Approaches to Protect Groundwater” June 27, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. This forum will bring together experts to examine and discuss scientific and technical issues regarding hydraulic fracturing including groundwater protection and the potential for impacts to ...

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