Fracking Water News

  • Study identifies more than 6,000 spills at oil and gas fracking sites

    Hydraulic fracturing techniques have resulted in thousands of spills in four states over a 10-year period, a new study finds. Researchers at Duke University say they have identified at least 6,648 fracking-related spills in Colorado, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and North Dakota between 2005 and 2014.  North Dakota was home to at least 4,453 incidents, or 67 percent of the spills that were ...

  • Podcast: The Fight Over Fracking

    The Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), in partnership with CH2M, is pleased to announce the newest episode of COGA’s “What Turns You On?“ podcast series – The Fight over Fracking. In this episode of the COGA Energy Podcast, best-selling author and Managing Director of Lime Rock Partners, Gary Sernovitz, comes to us live from the 2016 Rocky Mountain Energy ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Noise Pollution Fears Raised at Fracking Planning Meeting

    Fears of noise pollution, water contamination and even potential earthquakes were all aired at a contentious 2-day hearing this week. Would councillors eventually approved fracking to take place in North Yorkshire? Tests for shale gas can now take place in the village of Kirby Misperton, Ryedale, after councillors in a majority vote (7-4) gave the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • UK Parliament backs fracking below national parks

    The British Parliament has approved proposals that would allow fracking for shale gas below national parks, world heritage sites and other designated areas of natural beauty. The measure, which is opposed by environmental groups, was endorsed Wednesday by 298 votes to 261 and paves the way to more extensive fracking three-fourths of a mile below parks. The fracking process involves pumping huge ...


    By Associated Press

  • Evacuation lifted after fire at fracking chemical warehouse in Leetsdale, Pennsylvania

    Workers at a warehouse were pouring hydraulic fracturing chemicals into a production tank Tuesdaywhen a fire started, forcing residents from more than 70 nearby homes for several hours and injuring several people, emergency and company officials said. Hazardous materials crews moved people living near the warehouse in Leetsdale to a high school ...


    By Associated Press

  • MIOX honored with Water Management Company of the Year in the Southwest and Midcontinent Oil & Gas Awards

    MIOX received the award for Water Management Company of the Year at the Southwest and Midcontinent Oil & Gas Awards on Thursday, October 15, 2015. The annual Southwest and Midcontinent gala ceremony was held in Dallas, TX, where hundreds of oil and gas executives gathered together to celebrate Operational Excellence, Innovation, Health & Safety and Environmental Leadership. The Water ...

  • US drilling states guided on handling quakes

    A group of U.S. drilling states, seismologists, academics and industry experts issued guidance Monday in a frank new report on handling human-induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing or the disposal of fracking wastewater. The 150-page report, produced by the StatesFirst initiative, represents perhaps the most candid discussion on the topic since tremors across the mid-continent - ...


    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

  • 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

  • Shell swims against oil price tide – Arctic drilling set to commence despite low oil prices

    It’s a gamble – some would say a giant gamble. Before even one litre of oil has been found, the Anglo-Dutch Shell group is believed to have spent more than US$7 billion – just making preparations for its latest Arctic venture. Shell is betting on finding the oil industry’s Holy Grail: according to 2008 estimates by the US Geological Survey, the Arctic contains more than ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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 ...

  • USPTO Grants Core Electro Water Separation Patent to OriginClear

    OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of a breakthrough water cleanup technology, today announced that the United States Patent Office (USPTO) recently granted patent #9,085,745 to OriginClear. The patent incorporated the ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • UK Government defines Protected Areas for shale developments

    Areas to be excluded from underground fracking activities have been set out by the Government today, through draft regulations that define the protected areas in which fracking will be prohibited. The draft regulations set out further protections for groundwater and National Parks, Areas of Outstanding National Beauty, the Broads and World Heritage Sites, ensuring the process of hydraulic ...

  • OriginClear Enters Commercial Phase in China with First Customers

    OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • EPA: No Widespread Harm to drinking Water from Fracking

    Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained. A draft study issued by the agency found specific instances where poorly constructed drilling wells or improper ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA: No Widespread Harm to drinking Water from Fracking

    Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained. A draft study issued by the agency found specific instances where poorly constructed drilling wells or improper ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oklahoma is Latest State to prevent Local Fracking Bans

    Oklahoma cities and counties would no longer be able to ban hydraulic fracturing - a process commonly called fracking - or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries under a bill signed into law on Friday by Gov. Mary Fallin. Pushed hard by the oil and gas industry, but fiercely opposed by municipalities and environmental groups, the bill specifically prohibits cities or towns from ...


    By Associated Press

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