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  • Chevron meets new, voluntary shale drilling rules

    Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday. The center is a partnership between major energy companies, environmental groups and charitable foundations. Its certification process ...


    By Associated Press

  • UK Shale Conference

    Introduction Recent events in the Ukraine and Iraq have brought into focus the importance of energy security. Now more than ever we need here in Britain more home-grown energy of all kinds which will also deliver economic benefits. That means having a diverse energy mix and exploiting the full use of technologies from renewables to CCS, from nuclear to shale gas and shale oil. ...

  • Questions and answers on the shale gas initiative

    Why is there a need for EU action on hydrocarbons using high-volume hydraulic fracturing (e.g shale gas)? In Europe, geological estimates show hydrocarbons resources such as shale gas spread across the borders of Member States. Environmental impacts and risks do not respect national borders: impacts in one country can give rise to, or worsen, pollution problems in other countries. This is ...

  • DECC responds to recent coverage on shale regulation

    Over the last couple of days, some newspapers have been misreporting the regulation of the potential shale reserves that could play a key role in securing Britain’s future energy supplies. We want local communities to play an important role in helping to safely develop the shale industry. The government also remains committed to ensuring communities have their say on fracking applications ...

  • Golden rules for a golden age of gas

    The International Energy Agency has released an excellent free report, part of the World Energy Outlook series, that presents analytical insights into trends in energy markets and what they mean for energy security, environmental protection and economic development. Natural gas is poised to enter a golden age, but this future hinges critically on the successful development of the world's vast ...


    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 ...

  • Park Service withdraws comments on fracking rule

    The National Park Service has withdrawn "inappropriate" comments about a proposed rule regulating hydraulic fracturing operations on public lands. Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis says no one in management reviewed the staff comments, which he said were submitted erroneously to the federal Bureau of Land Management. Both agencies are part of the Interior Department. In a letter ...


    By Associated Press

  • Secretary of Energy advisory board subcommittee releases shale gas recommendations

    A diverse group of advisors to Energy Secretary Steven Chu today released a series of consensus-based recommendations calling for increased measurement, public disclosure and a commitment to continuous improvement in the development and environmental management of shale gas, which has rapidly grown to nearly 30 percent of natural gas production in the United States. Increased transparency and a ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Illinois must adopt `fracking` rules, hire experts

    High-volume oil and gas extraction probably won't begin in earnest in Illinois until next year because the state must first adopt rules and hire dozens of new employees to help regulate an industry eagerly pushing into new territory. Gov. Pat Quinn promised a quick signature on a measure the Legislature approved last week that would impose the nation's strictest regulations on hydraulic ...


    By Associated Press

  • UK shale gas no “get out of jail free card”

    Exploitation of the UK’s significant shale gas resources is unlikely to result in low natural gas prices, according to new research by leading energy analysts Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The cost of shale gas extraction in the UK is likely to be significantly higher than in the US, and the rate of exploitation insufficient to offset the decline in conventional gas production, meaning ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • IEA sets out the `Golden Rules` needed to usher in a Golden Age of Gas

    Exploiting the world's vast resources of unconventional natural gas holds the key to a golden age of gas, but for that to happen governments, industry and other stakeholders must work together to address legitimate public concerns about the associated environmental and social impacts. A special World Energy Outlook report on unconventional gas, Golden Rules for a Golden Age of Gas< ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Neighbors bicker in Pennsylvania over forced gas drilling

    An energy company is dusting off an old, unused state law that can force property owners to accept oil and gas drilling under their land, pitting neighbor against neighbor in a Pennsylvania community and raising the possibility that lawmakers will have to take sides. Houston-based Hilcorp seeks to use a 1961 Pennsylvania law to drill under the property of four holdout landowners in New Bedford, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Kroff Well Services, Inc. to Share Best Practices for Reuse of Frac Water Flowback at 2012 Marcellus and Utica Shale Conference

    Kroff, Inc., one of the fastest-growing water treatment companies in the United States, is pleased to announce that Dave Grottenthaler, general manager of Kroff Well Services, Inc., will serve as a featured speaker at the 2012 Marcellus and Utica Shale Conference and Expo (April 1-3, 2012 at the Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, WV).  The conference will gather leading shale ...


    By Kroff, Inc.

  • Benefits of Shale Gas Outweigh Risks; 8 in 10 Americans Also Connect Natural Gas with Jobs: Deloitte Survey

     A majority of Americans think developing natural gas by tapping shale formations offers greater rewards than it does risks, including those associated with hydraulic fracturing, according to a survey conducted by the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions. Moreover, 8 in 10 respondents link natural gas with job creation and economic revival. Specifically, 83 percent of respondents agree that ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kroff Well Services Inc. Shares Best Practices for Frac Fluid Efficacy and Reuse of Frac Water Flowback and Production Brines during Shale Gas Insight Conference

    Kroff, Inc., a specialty chemical company focused on creative solutions for environmental, manufacturing and water treatment processes, is pleased to announce that Dave Kern, area manager of Kroff Well Services Inc. (KWS) , will offer his expertise on water treatment ...


    By Kroff, Inc.

  • 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

  • EPA announces schedule to develop natural gas wastewater standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a schedule to develop standards for wastewater discharges produced by natural gas extraction from underground coalbed and shale formations. No comprehensive set of national standards exists at this time for the disposal of wastewater discharged from natural gas extraction activities, and over the coming months EPA will begin the process ...

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