Tag: fracking

McClendon’s West Texas venture plans Wall Street debut

Wildcatter Aubrey McClendon’s oil and gas startup in West Texas may be the latest venture in the Permian Basin to beckon for Wall Street investors, sitting astride one of the most lucrative U.S. shale plays.  More »

Shale boom redraws oil routes as Alaska ships to Korea

South Korea received this month a shipment of Alaskan oil for the first time in at least eight years and may buy more.  More »

Fracking advocates urged to win ugly by discrediting foes

The fight over fracking in Colorado has been viewed as a bellwether for similar debates brewing from New York to Sacramento.  More »

Kirby Corp. grows onshore with hydraulic fracturing boom

Kirby Corp., a Houston-based barge shipping company, is growing its business on shore. Since hydraulic fracturing took off, Kirby has found a growing market for its diesel engine services division. The engines power hydraulic fracturing pumps, and demand has been rising in recent years.  More »

U.S. crude output rises to highest since 1980s on shale boom

U.S. crude production climbed to the highest level in at least three decades last week as the shale boom moved the country closer to energy independence.  More »

Texas panel amends disposal well rules over earthquake concerns

As of Nov. 17, disposal well operators must research U.S. Geological Survey data for a history of earthquakes within 100 square miles of a proposed well site before applying for a permit.  More »

California fracking fight draws big money

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

High pollution levels found near Ohio gas wells

Two residents who had monitors on their property complained about noise and unpleasant odors wafting onto their property during drilling.  More »

Oil at $80 a barrel muffles forecasts for U.S. shale boom

The bear market in oil has analysts reassessing the U.S. shale boom after five years of historic growth.  More »

Halliburton execs point to U.S. shale as profits leap 70 percent

U.S. shale plays have become laboratories for experiments with more production stages, more sand and, in West Texas, a lot more horizontal rigs – a development Halliburton executives say has required an unprecedented level of oil-field service intensity.  More »

Eagle Materials drills further into energy sector with acquisition

Eagle Materials is moving further into the energy sector by buying a company that sells an ingredient crucial to the hydraulic fracturing process.  More »
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