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Billionaire said to be considering sale of U.S. shale gas holdings

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Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd. is weighing a sale of its U.S. shale gas investments, people with knowledge of the matter said.
A jar holding waste water from hydraulic fracturing is held up to the light at a recycling site in Midland, Texas. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

EPA to block drillers from sending wastewater to municipal treatment plants

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The oil and gas industry faces winnowing options for getting rid of the wastewater that flows out of wells, as the EPA moves to block municipal treatment facilities from accepting it and earthquake fears prompt some states to restrict underground disposal.
A well is drilled at an Apache Energy site in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas, Feb. 14, 2012. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

An Illinois company wants to use fracking technology to clean up groundwater in Nebraska

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Archer Daniels Midland Co. plans to inject emulsified iron and vegetable solutions under high pressure into the ground to help remove lingering contaminants, including carbon tetrachloride, that have been there for decades.
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, photo, an activist waves a placard calling for the ban of fracking during a news conference outside the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Ballot fight over fracking could be shaping up in Colorado

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Frank McNulty, a Republican former state lawmaker who sponsored a pro-industry ballot measure in 2014, expects fracking opponents to turn to voters next year.
Workers tend to a wellhead during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. gas well outside Rifle, in western Colorado.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Most of California’s fracking waste left in unlined pits, study finds

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The California Council on Science and Technology study presents a cautious assessment of fracking in the state. And it’s not likely to defuse the political fight over fracking, with both the oil industry and its opponents on Thursday claiming vindication in its findings.
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California farms are using drilling wastewater to grow crops

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Amid a four-year dry spell, more companies in California are looking to recycle their water or sell it to parched farms as the industry tries to get ahead of environmental lawsuits and new regulations.
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Study: Refracturing not all it’s fracked up to be

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A large-scale redo of oil wells won’t make sense until companies see better returns from returning to old wells than from drilling new ones, said Christopher Robart, at IHS.
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A big, fat delivery of frac sand arrives in the Eagle Ford Shale

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Unimin said that it, with Union Pacific Railroad, delivered the sand to the Mission Rail Terminal in Elmendorf. The unit train was 6,200 feet long and was powered by four diesel engines.
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Refracking is the new fracking

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America’s tight-oil production is set to peak in 2020, based on U.S. forecasts, but a technique known as refracking could keep output booming for longer by increasing the yield from old wells.
A well is drilled at an Apache Energy site in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas, Feb. 14, 2012. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

New data reveals which U.S. fracking wells needed the most water to drill

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The shale plays where hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, dominated the majority of oil and gas drilling were also the same plays where water use was highest, ranging between 2.6 million gallons and 9.7 million gallons of water per well.