Tag: fracking

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 »

Fracking limits weighed as Colorado drillers back ad blitz

With three days before the election, an energy trade group has donated about 32 times more than activists in four Colorado communities in a push to persuade residents to vote against limiting oil and gas drilling.  More »

Federal hydraulic fracturing rules on uncertain timetable

The federal government is still wading through more than a million public comments filed on its plan to tighten standards for drilling on public lands, with “no date certain” for finalizing those mandates, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Thursday.  More »

Canada to see fewer wells as fracking increases

Oil and natural gas wells in Canada are expected to fall 1.5 percent in 2014 as increased use of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling reduces the number of wells producers require.  More »

Anti-fracking groups pan New York liquid natural gas plan

A coalition of groups dedicated to keeping New York state’s 5-year-old ban on fracking in place is demanding that the Department of Environmental Conservation withdraw its proposed regulations for new liquefied natural gas facilities, citing safety concerns and other issues.  More »

Red Queen effect can make production slow down in a hurry

Eagle Ford wells come in producing large amounts of oil or gas, but drop like a roller coaster after a year — a more than 60 percent dip that experts say is inherent to shale production.  More »

California fracking study may take 18 months, governor says

Governor Jerry Brown said it may take as long as 18 months for California, the third-largest oil-producing state, to complete an environmental review of hydraulic fracturing. The state’s Monterey Shale field may hold 15.4 billion barrels — two-thirds of the nation’s shale-oil reserves, according to U.S. estimates.  More »