Category: Hydraulic fracturing

Oil companies fight plan to slow N. Dakota production

Oil companies are fighting the idea of slowing production, and want regulators to consider self-imposed steps to curb natural gas flaring.  More »

Emerald Isle seeks black gold offshore

Fergus O’Dowd, Ireland’s Minister of State for the NewEra project, visited Houston this month to push the European nation’s oil and gas potential.  More »

Fracking sand spurs grain-like silos for rail transport

The sleepy silica sand industry that once mostly supplied glassmakers now ships more than 20 million tons of the material a year. Buyers including Halliburton Co. and Schlumberger Ltd. use the sand in hydraulic fracturing at oil fields in Texas and North Dakota.  More »

Photos: Inside Colorado’s fracking boom

Look inside a walled-off fracking facility in Colorado, one of many sites that is making oil — and dollars — flow in the state. But the drilling has come much too fast — and too close — for several communities  More »

U.S. LNG Exports Could Ensure European Energy Security

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine is a flashpoint for European and American leaders to reinforce energy security in Europe and redouble efforts to decrease Europe’s dependence on Russian natural gas.  Russia provides nearly one-third of Europe’s annual natural gas demand which totaled 18.7 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in 2013. Ukraine is also the major conduit […]  More »

Anadarko joins ad blitz to thwart Colorado fracking bans

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Noble Energy Inc., Colorado’s largest oil producers, are waging a media campaign to promote the benefits of hydraulic fracturing as residents push statewide measures to restrict the production technique as a threat to the environment.  More »

Sustainability key to US energy future, expert says

As global energy demand rises, the United States must do a better job making its oil boom sustainable in places like the Bakken Shale, where fractured wells recover just 4 percent of the underground resource, a Rice University official said Wednesday.  More »

Cleanup to begin at site of Pennsylvania derailment

Cleanup is scheduled to begin Tuesday at the site of a train derailment in northeastern Pennsylvania.  More »

Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation’s strictest.  More »

Judge allows Ohio fracking lawsuit to proceed

A couple who sued to try to stop gas drilling around a state-owned lake in eastern Ohio won an early victory in court.  More »

Oklahoma swamped by surge in earthquakes near fracking

There have been more earthquakes strong enough to be felt in Oklahoma this year than in all of 2013, overwhelming state officials who are trying to determine if the temblors are linked to oil and natural gas production.  More »

Water recycling companies getting a foothold in the Eagle Ford

Water — and how it’s sourced — has been an increasingly hot topic in the oil patch. Drilling a well in the Eagle Ford Shale and other so-called “tight” formations requires several million gallons of water.  More »
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