Posts Tagged ‘hydraulic fracturing’

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Fracking Linked to Ohio Tremors

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

Fracking Linked to Ohio Tremors The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) said yesterday that recent earthquakes in its northeastern region were likely caused by[...]
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Court Upholds Fracking Ban in Colorado City

Posted on March 4th, 2014 by

Court Upholds Fracking Ban in Colorado City Colorado District Court Judge Chris Melonakis of the 17th Judicial District has approved the results of a November[...]
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EU Drafts Hydraulic Fracturing Guidelines to Mitigate Conflicting Laws

Posted on January 17th, 2014 by

EU Drafts Hydraulic Fracturing Guidelines to Mitigate Conflicting Laws The European Union is planning guidelines for its 28-member nation and will urge them to abide[...]
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Duke Tests Reveal the Perils of Fracking

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by

Duke Tests Reveal the Perils of Fracking Scientists from Duke have found potentially explosive levels of methane in some wells of Texas homes that are[...]
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Unforeseen Oil Boom in U.S. Alters Market as More Drilling Continue

Posted on January 9th, 2014 by

Unforeseen Oil Boom in U.S. Alters Market as More Drilling Continue According to IEA records, 15 European refineries have closed in the past half-decade as[...]
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PA High Court Quashes Part of Fracking Law

Posted on December 23rd, 2013 by

PA High Court Quashes Part of Fracking Law Pennsylvania’s high court struck down part of a law geared towards easing natural gas production in the[...]
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California Fracking Study May Take 18 Months, Says Governor

Posted on October 30th, 2013 by

California Fracking Study May Take 18 Months, Says Governor Governor Jerry Brown said it may take as long as 18 months for California, the third-biggest oil-producing state,[...]
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Unconventional Oil and Gas Regulations and Policy Relating to Local Environmental Impacts and Climate Change

Posted on September 5th, 2013 by

This piece provides a basic insight into the way climate change in conjunction with environmental and public health concerns have triggered a regulatory response by[...]
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Seismic Activity and Earthquakes: Is Hydraulic Fracturing Only to Blame?

Posted on October 31st, 2012 by

It’s time to think out-of-the-box in regards to the influence of hydraulic fracturing and deep injection wells to seismicity. The relationship of these activities to[...]
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Will Shale Gas Casing and Cementation Last Forever?

Posted on June 22nd, 2012 by

The other day, I received an email from a representative of an international oil company which is wholly owned by the government and reports to[...]
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Fracking Fluid, Disposal, Pennsylvania and the Facts!

Posted on May 30th, 2012 by

At a recent shale gas symposium in South Africa a question was asked “if hydraulic fracturing is so safe, why do drilling operators working in[...]
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Fracking Toothpaste

Posted on April 16th, 2012 by

   Natural gas production, from hydrocarbon rich shale formations, known as “shale gas,” is one of the most rapidly expanding trends in onshore oil and[...]
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Shale Gas: The True Story (2nd Part)

Posted on February 29th, 2012 by

a continuation. It is important to mention, that credible investigations into complaints of water contamination attributed the problem to poor casing construction and cementing as[...]
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Earthquakes, Water Pollution and Increased Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Fracking – Strike Number Three?

Posted on December 26th, 2011 by

The last decade has seen a sustained campaign by the hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking”) industry against its critics, as the fracking industry in the U.S. alone[...]