Tag: fracking

Coast Guard wants barges to ship fracking water

The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation’s rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages  More »

Dozens of groups call for offshore fracking halt

More than 150 environmental groups are asking California coastal regulators to halt offshore fracking, saying the practice violates state law.  More »

Fracking boom pushes US oil output to 25-year high

U.S. crude production rose to the highest level in a quarter-century as a shale drilling boom in states such as Texas and North Dakota cut the need for foreign oil and pushed the country closer to energy independence.  More »

Oil group sues Colorado cities over fracking bans

The Colorado Oil & Gas Association sued the cities of Fort Collins and Lafayette claiming their voter-enacted bans on the extraction of oil and natural gas are preempted by state laws regulating those resources.  More »

Large oil companies pulling up stakes in Kansas

The economic future seemed so tantalizing just two years ago as the nation’s big oil firms rushed into Kansas. Now most of those big out-of-state players are gone.  More »

Fracking bonanza eludes wastewater recycling investors

Cleaning up water in the oil patch is a tougher slog than many expected. Geology and water chemistry vary so much by location that no one has devised a cheap, one-size-fits-all technology to convince most producers to recycle.  More »

Top 10 beneficiaries of fracturing dollars in Congress

Find out which senators and representatives received the largest campaign contributions from the hydraulic fracturing industry during the 2004 and 2012 campaign cycles, and which Texas representative ranks No. 1.  More »

‘The Frackers’ tells stories of the US shale boom’s architects

“The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters” gives an inside look at the conflicts and difficult decisions that made Harold Hamm, George Mitchell, Aubrey McClendon and others the biggest names in the modern oil and gas rush.  More »

Climate expert: US shale boom is bridge to future cleaner-burning fuels

A shale boom in the U.S. that’s led to lower natural gas prices and higher energy efficiency will act as a bridge to cleaner burning fuels, Carol Browner, a former Environmental Protection Agency head, said today.  More »

House passes bill to thwart federal fracturing regs

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation to thwart federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing in what was the first major congressional vote on the process that is credited with unlocking new oil and gas supplies nationwide.  More »

Shale revolution spreads with record wells outside US

The hydraulic fracturing of shale in search of oil and gas has hardly started outside the U.S., but that’s changing.  More »

HII Technologies makes an Eagle Ford purchase

Houston-based oilfield services company HII Technologies Inc. has acquired Aqua Handling of Texas LLC, a frac water transfer service company in the Eagle Ford Shale.  More »