Tag: fracking

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 »

Guest commentary: Leave the fracking states alone

All of the United States’ increased oil production over the past 5 years took place on private and state land. The reason? Production on federal land is bogged down by red tape, regulatory uncertainties and restricted access to energy resources.  More »

More oil and gas drillers turn to water recycling

Drillers have found a way to get by with much less water: They recycle it using systems that not long ago they may have eyed with suspicion.  More »

Carlyle seeking $7B for energy by 2015 to meet demand

Carlyle Group LP, the world’s second-biggest manager of alternative investments to stocks and bonds, plans to raise $7 billion for energy funds in the next two years.  More »

Exxon, BP among those urged to disclose more fracturing data

The report was released by Boston Common Asset Management LLC, Green Century Capital Management Inc., Investor Environmental Health Network and As You Sow.  More »

Ohio city defeats fracking ban again

Fracking opponents say they will try a third time next year.  More »

Oil companies triple spending on chemicals

In 2012, oil field spending on chemicals reached $9.5 billion, up from $2.9 billion in 2007, according to a study from the market research firm Freedonia Group.  More »