Category: Hydraulic fracturing

California fracking fight draws big money

Several oil companies have spent millions fighting measures in two California counties that would ban hydraulic fracturing.  More »

Markets for advanced rigs rising, Nabors CEO says

Rising prices for the Bermuda rig contractor’s most advanced machines are helping Nabors crank out more of them for operators in U.S. shale plays.  More »

New Mexico audit finds $3 million in uncollected Apache royalties

Land Commissioner Ray Powell says the assessment of Apache Corp.’s production in Lea County turned up royalties going back to January 2009.  More »

Pennsylvania township moves to ban drilling near homes

Some residents have voiced concerns about possible pollution from the drilling and have said they object to the proximity of the Krendale wells to homes, businesses and schools.  More »

How the Energy Revolution is Supporting Texas-Sized Economic Growth

America is in the midst of an energy boom. We all know this. We also know the positive impact it has had on our nation’s balance sheet. The U.S. is now set to surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia in crude production, and it has already passed the former as the world’s largest producer of natural […]  More »

New York court rejects bid to revive fracking ban case

A motion by bankrupt Norse Energy against the town of Dryden in western New York was denied by the state’s highest court.  More »

Frac sand company sees IPOs today, mergers tomorrow

It’s a good time to be among the handful of companies providing sand to the oil industry — one of the largest projects that the market will grow 30 percent in 2014.  More »

Study links Ohio quakes to hydraulic fracturing

Study co-author Paul Friberg said that fracturing rock results in micro-earthquakes but that some of the Harrison County tremors were significantly larger than expected.  More »

Susan G. Komen partnership with Baker Hughes stirs online outrage

The breast cancer awareness foundation’s campaign to paint drill bits used in hydraulic fracturing pink is drawing the ire of social media users.  More »

Coal, not fracking blamed for U.S. methane hot spot

A tiny patch of the southwestern U.S. produces the nation’s highest concentrations of methane, the potent greenhouse gas that President Barack Obama has vowed to tackle as part of his assault on climate-change pollution.  More »

Colorado fracking panel meets in Durango

The panel is part of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s deal to get groups to drop dueling ballot measures in November.  More »

Denton fracking ban campaign most expensive in city history

Groups clashing over Denton’s fracking ban proposition have raised more money than in any campaign in the city’s history.  More »
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