Tag: hydraulic fracturing

Energy industry places big bets on Republican Senate victory

Energy companies are giving more to Republicans to help them win a U.S. Senate majority and counter President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda.  More »

NY top court considers local bans on gas drilling

The cases being argued before the Court of Appeals involve bans in the small towns of Dryden and Middlefield in rural central New York.  More »

Repsol wins approval for $10B project off Spain

Repsol SA won government approval to start a $10 billion oil drilling project off Spain’s Canary Islands, signaling success in its 12-year campaign to start exploration near the Atlantic archipelago.  More »

Fracking sucks money from wind while China eclipses US

U.S. President Barack Obama says natural gas can be a bridge from coal to a cleaner energy future. Investors are showing it’s more likely a bridge to nowhere.  More »

NC House gives initial approval to gas fracking

North Carolina lawmakers have given preliminary approval to a measure that would allow fracking for natural gas to begin in the state next year.  More »

California lawmakers vote on fracking ban, oil train safety

The state Senate is moving to prepare for accidental spills and explosions as more oil is shipped into California by rail.  More »

Shakeout threatens shale patch as frackers go for broke

The U.S. shale patch is facing a shakeout as drillers struggle to keep pace with the relentless spending needed to get oil and gas out of the ground.  More »

Illinois House panel approves rules to boost fracking

The Executive Committee voted 7-4 Monday to advance the plan by Rep. John Bradley despite protests from environmentalists.  More »

Houston companies join fracking fray in Colorado

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Noble Energy Inc. are pumping campaign money into a state where pumping oil and gas is central to their portfolios, and where energy industry critics are pushing for new restrictions.  More »

Ranked: Oil industry brands sluggish as tech value soars

Brand value for oil and gas companies grew just 3 percent during the past year, a slower rate than all other industries in an annual global ranking released this week by research agency Millward Brown.  More »

See? Webster says you spell it with a K

Weighing in on a debate over how to spell the shortened term for the well stimulation process called “hydraulic fracturing,” Webster goes with “frack” and “fracking.”  More »

Calif. county considers fracturing ban

For the past several months, Santa Barbara County Water Guardians have worked to collect enough signatures to propose a ban on hydraulic fracturing.  More »