Tag: fracking

Some anti-drilling activists change tactics, tone

For years, activists have warned that fracking can have disastrous consequences. Now some critics are doing what was once unthinkable: working with the industry.  More »

‘Gasland’ filmmaker brings anti-oil industry message to Texas

The Eagle Ford Shale is drawing an estimated $30 billion in industry investment this year, and this week the massive amount of oil-field activity also attracted anti-drilling activist and filmmaker Josh Fox.  More »

Pew: Americans support Keystone, oppose hydraulic fracturing

Build the Keystone XL Pipeline. Squash greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. No more fracking. Americans, the biggest consumers of energy on the planet, have a complex relationship to the oil and gas industry, and it’s hard to know which way the wind is blowing public opinion.  More »

Environmental group says Eagle Ford health risks being ignored

A new report from the nonprofit environmental group Earthworks says government regulators are ignoring health risks in the Eagle Ford Shale region.  More »

Colorado flooding shuts wells, triggers oil spills (photos)

Colorado’s flooding has shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells in the state’s top petroleum patch and triggered at least two significant spills.  More »

Companies power fracturing job with field gas

Green Field Energy Services, which pioneered the use of turbine engines for hydraulic fracturing, has completed its first job using 100 percent natural gas tapped from a nearby well.  More »

Anadarko, Noble launch campaign to tout fracking to wary Westerners

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Noble Energy have teamed up to tout the benefits of oil and gas development in Colorado, amid mounting opposition to hydraulic fracturing in the state.  More »

Texas seismologist: Fracking doesn’t cause earthquakes

A University of Texas seismologist says human activity associated with oil and gas production can sometimes cause earthquakes, but hydraulic fracturing isn’t the problem.  More »

NY court to consider legality of fracking bans

The state’s top court has decided to weigh in on a pair of lawsuits that could determine whether local governments have the power to ban the controversial natural gas production technique known as hydrofracking.  More »

Fracturing with natural gas instead of water

A water alternative: Using natural gas to produce natural gas (or oil).  More »

Study documents fish kill from hydraulic fracturing fluid

Hydraulic fracturing fluids from nearby natural gas wells probably caused endangered fish in a Kentucky creek to die off, according to two federal agencies that studied the 2007 incident.  More »

South Texas earthquakes likely caused by shale boom, researchers say

A two-year survey of seismic activity links small quakes in South Texas largely to the upswing in the production of oil and brackish water that flows up alongside hydrocarbons.  More »