Post Tagged with: "fracking"

In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

Texas is in the midst of a fracking boom, which is opening up huge energy reserves and bringing in jobs. But traffic fatalities, some involving inexperienced and fatigued truck drivers, have surged.

October 12, 2014 - 6:57 am Energy RSS, Fracing

In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

Texas is in the midst of a fracking boom, which is opening up huge energy reserves and bringing in jobs. But traffic fatalities, some involving inexperienced and fatigued truck drivers, have surged.

October 12, 2014 - 6:47 am Energy RSS, Fracing

Fracking will improve, not hurt public health

University of Maryland researchers just concluded that hydraulic fracturing — the process of shaking oil and gas free from below — could endanger the health of nearby residents by exposing them to air

October 12, 2014 - 6:46 am Energy RSS, Fracing

Experts share fracking infornaton at meeting

People curious about fracking in North Carolina attended an informational panel Saturday afternoon.

October 11, 2014 - 10:56 pm Energy RSS, Fracing

Pink Drill Bits Bring Complaints of Komen Tie to Fracking

The Komen Foundation has again riled breast-cancer activists, this time by accepting $100,000 from a company that serves the fracking industry.

October 11, 2014 - 8:37 am Energy RSS, Fracing

Fracking review panel members pulled from academia

Five-person panel given a year to complete work

October 10, 2014 - 8:54 pm Energy RSS, Fracing

In Texas, a Fight Over Fracking

The possible success of a referendum to ban the gas-extraction process called hydraulic fracturing in Denton, Tex., has alarmed oil and gas companies.

October 8, 2014 - 8:38 pm Energy RSS, Fracing

Pennsylvania seeks record fine for EQT fracking fluid leak

(Reuters) – Pennsylvania environmental regulators on Tuesday sought a record $4.5 million penalty from EQT Corp, a natural gas producer, for damage caused by the release of fracking fluids from a gas drilling site in the Marcellus region. The production …

October 7, 2014 - 2:41 pm Energy RSS, Fracing
Baker Hughes Begins Voluntary Disclosure of Chemicals Used in Fracturing Operations

Baker Hughes Begins Voluntary Disclosure of Chemicals Used in Fracturing Operations

Baker Hughes (ticker: BHI), the $26 billion (marketcap) oilservices provider with oil and gas operations in 80 countries, flipped the switch Wednesday on its new policy of disclosing 100% of the chemistry in its hydraulic fracturing fluids. The company said …

McCartney: Nation rushes to embrace natural gas and fracking despite risks to environment

The rush to embrace natural gas and fracking is steamrolling valid worries about long-term risks to environment.

September 27, 2014 - 5:55 pm Energy RSS, Fracing
Well Casing and Cement Failures—Not Fracing—Led to Contaminated H2O Wells

Well Casing and Cement Failures—Not Fracing—Led to Contaminated H2O Wells

Duke, Ohio State, Stanford, Dartmouth, Rochester scientists conclude that failed pipe and cement allowed gas to leak

The first peer-reviewed comprehensive studies testing drinking water quality and any links to nearby shale gas production have found that the well completion …

September 18, 2014 - 4:48 pm Fracing, Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Oilfield Services
Court Tosses out Longmont, Colo. Frac Ban–But Ballot Initiatives Targeting Oil & Gas Operations are Likely to Make November Ballot

Court Tosses out Longmont, Colo. Frac Ban–But Ballot Initiatives Targeting Oil & Gas Operations are Likely to Make November Ballot

In a ruling Thursday that overturned the city of Longmont’s ban on hydraulic fracture stimulation, a Boulder County, Colorado judge—and the case itself—illustrated the power that Proposition 89 would convey to municipalities and other local governments statewide.

Boulder Judge D.D. …

July 25, 2014 - 11:16 am Fracing, Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
Will Political Windstorm Bring Wattenberg Development to a Halt?

Will Political Windstorm Bring Wattenberg Development to a Halt?

Note: this is Part Two of a two-part series looking at the rapid pace of oil and gas development in Weld County in 2014. Click here to read Part One: Will Voters Kill Colorado’s Golden Goose?

2013 was a record …

July 22, 2014 - 5:59 pm Finance, Fracing, Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory

Loveland, Colo. Gives Thumbs Up to Hydraulic Fracturing

Residents of Loveland voted against a moratorium on fracing on June 24, the first city in Colorado to do so.

Loveland is the sixth Colorado city to put a halt on fracing to a vote according to the Coloradoan.  …

June 26, 2014 - 5:16 pm Fracing, Oil and Gas 360 Articles

California Governor Giving Science a Chance

Jerry Brown, the Democratic Governor of California, signed a bill on September 11, 2013, enacting strict measures on hydraulic fracturing in the state.

The bill, which he describes as “the most comprehensive of any in the country,” requires drilling companies …

October 30, 2013 - 11:07 am Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory