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Articles Tagged with ''hydraulic fracturing''

California regulators halt wastewater injection in local wells

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Oil and gas waste injection has been halted at 11 sites in California following orders issued by the state's Division of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources.
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Is China getting ready for a fracking revolution?

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Despite its huge fortune buried in shale rock formations, China has been very slow to realize the benefits of fracking and embrace the technology.
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North American fracking wastewater treatment market to reach $350 million in 2018

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As oil and gas production in North America keeps rising, turning the country into the largest energy producer in the world, the industry seeks more opportunities to optimize and reduce its water use.
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API releases guidelines for oil & gas industry, community cooperation

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In an effort to improve the public image of oil and gas companies, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has released a set of guidelines it refers to as "good neighbor standards."
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New York court allows towns to ban fracking

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New York state communities will be allowed to ban hydraulic fracturing on their territories, following a ruling by the state's highest court.
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Survey reveals trends in US fracking wastewater regulation

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The role of hydraulic fracturing for the growth of the U.S. energy sector is undeniable but states seem to have widely divergent views when it comes to the technology in general and to fracking wastewater regulation in particular.
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Oklahoma's seismic activity surpasses that of California in 2014

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So far in 2014 Oklahoma has had more earthquakes than California, and many experts believe that the unusual seismic activity is linked to the sharp increase in oil and gas drilling operations.
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Scientists seek alternatives to wastewater wells in wake of Greeley earthquake

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A team of scientists from the University of Colorado has been carrying out seismographic research in the area of the recent Greeley earthquake in order to determine if it was connected to nearby gas fracking wastewater wells.
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North Carolina to criminalize disclosure of fracking chemicals information

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The North Carolina Senate has approved a proposal filed by three Republican state senators to criminalize the disclosure of confidential information concerning the type of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
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US companies led the world in fracking technology patents in 2013

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U.S. oil and gas services companies were the most active filers of patents for fracking technology last year.
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