Tag: fracking

Anadarko joins ad blitz to thwart Colorado fracking bans

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Noble Energy Inc., Colorado’s largest oil producers, are waging a media campaign to promote the benefits of hydraulic fracturing as residents push statewide measures to restrict the production technique as a threat to the environment.  More »

Cleanup to begin at site of Pennsylvania derailment

Cleanup is scheduled to begin Tuesday at the site of a train derailment in northeastern Pennsylvania.  More »

Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation’s strictest.  More »

Judge allows Ohio fracking lawsuit to proceed

A couple who sued to try to stop gas drilling around a state-owned lake in eastern Ohio won an early victory in court.  More »

Water recycling companies getting a foothold in the Eagle Ford

Water — and how it’s sourced — has been an increasingly hot topic in the oil patch. Drilling a well in the Eagle Ford Shale and other so-called “tight” formations requires several million gallons of water.  More »

Foreign frackers now find comfort in water-hungry Spain

A few years ago, fracking in Spain seemed as likely as bullfighting in Britain. But these days, energy companies from Texas, Canada and Ireland are trying to capitalize on geology that indicates Spain has sizable shale reserves.  More »

Fracking activist wants back on Houston driller’s land

A high-profile anti-fracking activist says an order barring her from stepping foot on land owned or leased by a leading natural gas driller has effectively prevented her from traveling to her favorite grocery store, eye doctor, hospital, restaurants, businesses and friends’ homes.  More »

A dash of saltwater could make fracturing more palatable

In a part of Texas where freshwater is especially precious, some oil and gas producers are learning to do without it in their hydraulic fracturing.  More »

Houston oil company endorses Nevada’s proposed fracking rules

A Houston-based oil company has endorsed the state’s proposed rules governing hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. But some residents viewed the company’s endorsement as reason to wonder if the minerals division’s proposed regulations are too lax.  More »

Guest commentary: World Water Day puts focus on new sustainability challenge

Water is essential to all of our lives. But Snehal Desai, global business director for Dow Water & Process Solutions, explains that we don’t have to choose between clean water and energy resources.  More »

Environmentalists challenge Obama on natural gas exports

More than a dozen environmental groups on Tuesday called on President Barack Obama to reject his previous support for natural gas and the drilling practices yielding the fossil fuel. The organizations also insisted that the administration’s handling of a proposed natural gas export facility on the Maryland coast is a test of the White House’s commitment to combating climate change.  More »

Industry marks milestone for hydraulic fracturing

On March 17, 1949, Halliburton conducted the first commercial fracking job, according to the American Petroleum Institute.  More »

Report: Fracking could raise earthquake risks in California

A potential boom in hydraulic fracturing in California would increase the risks of earthquakes in the state, according to a report that environmental groups released Thursday.  More »

FracFocus falls short, report to feds concludes

Oil companies are shielding too much information from public view in industry-backed database for disclosing chemicals used in oil and gas wells, engineers, environmentalists and energy experts told the Obama administration on Thursday.  More »

Judge upholds vote for county fracking ban

A judge on Thursday upheld the results of a bitterly disputed election in the city and county of Broomfield that narrowly approved a five-year ban on fracking.  More »