Tag: hydraulic fracturing

Report: Texas oil juggernaut threatened by feds, environmentalists

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.  More »

Colorado fracking panel meets in Durango

The panel is part of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s deal to get groups to drop dueling ballot measures in November.  More »

Denton fracking ban campaign most expensive in city history

Groups clashing over Denton’s fracking ban proposition have raised more money than in any campaign in the city’s history.  More »

GOP Railroad Commission candidate suggests water conservation

AUSTIN — Oil and gas companies should work together to conserve water in Texas, the Republican candidate for the state Railroad Commission said in a position paper on Wednesday. But he stopped short of suggesting any state action to compel them. “In key areas, where water shortage is experienced and oil and gas operators have […]  More »

Shale boom tested as plummeting prices threaten U.S. drillers

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

American Water Works CEO says company could provide fracking services

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

Record $4.5M fine pursued against gas driller

The fine is over what Pennsylvania environmental regulators describe as a major case of pollution from a leaking waste pit.  More »

Baker Hughes will officially disclose fracturing chemicals

Baker Hughes says it has finished a six-month process of negotiating with its suppliers to reveal all of the chemicals it uses in its hydraulic fracturing, a well-stimulation technique that has drawn the ire of environmentalists and some communities.  More »

U.S. petrochemical renaissance sows worry in Europe

European chemical companies face greater pressure to rethink they way they do business in if they want to compete against U.S. petrochemical plants, which have been buoyed by the shale boom.  More »

Exxon fracking report responds to shareholders

Under pressure from the corporate responsibility group As You Sow, Exxon agreed earlier this year to reveal more about how it manages the risks involved with the drilling technique, known as fracking.  More »

CEO says oil industry cedes its message to opponents

Chris Faulkner of Breitling Energy says the oil and gas industry does a poor job of getting its message to the public, and he’s trying to change that.  More »

NiSource joins utility trend in forming MLP

NiSource has announced plans to spend about $8 billion to $10 billion over the next five to 10 years to expand and upgrade pipelines serving the Marcellus and Utica shale formations.  More »

West Virginia opens bids on drilling under Ohio River

Noble Energy, Gastar Exploration and Statoil submitted bids with 20 percent royalty rates. State officials plan to pick winners in the next week or two.  More »

Shale boom buoys businesses far removed from oilfields

The boom has been most generous to companies working in states with the most oil and gas activity, but the economic boost has also trickled down to steel-makers and machine tool manufacturers based in regions with no production, the report said.  More »

Bakken Shale speculator is charged with arranging murders

Federal prosecutors have accused the owner of a fracking venture of plotting the shooting death of his partner.  More »