Tag: fracking

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 »

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 »

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 »

Report: Texas oil juggernaut threatened by feds, environmentalists

Texas’ oil and gas juggernaut could be threatened by federal regulators and environmental groups proposing policies that could stifle production, a new trade group report finds.  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 »

Shale boom tested as plummeting prices threaten U.S. drillers

More supply from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, and less demand, are contributing to the tumble in West Texas Intermediate crude.  More »

American Water Works CEO says company could provide fracking services

The largest publicly traded water utility in the U.S. is in discussions about providing additional services to fracking companies.  More »
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