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(Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News)

High pollution levels found near Ohio gas wells

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Two residents who had monitors on their property complained about noise and unpleasant odors wafting onto their property during drilling.
(Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./Bloomberg)

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

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The bear market in oil has analysts reassessing the U.S. shale boom after five years of historic growth.
Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar (Melissa Phillip/Chronicle)

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

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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.
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Eagle Materials drills further into energy sector with acquisition

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Eagle Materials is moving further into the energy sector by buying a company that sells an ingredient crucial to the hydraulic fracturing process.
(AP Photo/Mark Stehle)

New York court rejects bid to revive fracking ban case

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A motion by bankrupt Norse Energy against the town of Dryden in western New York was denied by the state’s highest court.
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Coal, not fracking blamed for U.S. methane hot spot

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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.
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Report: Texas oil juggernaut threatened by feds, environmentalists

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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.
Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks to participants and observers during the first meeting of a Governor-appointed energy and fracking task force, at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department, in Denver, Thursday Sept. 25, 2014.  Hickenlooper on Thursday told the group he assembled to study land-use clashes between Colorado's energy industry and homeowners that he's hopeful the suggestions they give state lawmakers can be a model for other places grappling with the issue. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado fracking panel meets in Durango

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The panel is part of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s deal to get groups to drop dueling ballot measures in November.
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Shale boom tested as plummeting prices threaten U.S. drillers

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

American Water Works CEO says company could provide fracking services

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