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Articles Tagged with ''hydraulic fracturing''

US fracking companies go green

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In a bid to ease environmental concerns and improve public perception of the industry, oil and gas companies are investing in innovative technologies that can mitigate or prevent the impact of fracking operations.
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EPA seeks public comment on fracking chemicals disclosure

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EPA has announced plans to seek public comment on potential disclosure regulation, as well as input on possible non-regulatory approaches to the matter.
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Texas oilfield services firm announces plans to disclose fracking chemicals

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The news comes as other oil and gas industry players have declined to reveal the components of their fracking fluids, claiming they are trade secret.
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Oklahoma drillers to collect wastewater injection data daily under new proposal

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The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved new rules that would require fracking companies to record the volume of injected wastewater and the pressure at which it is injected underground on a daily basis.
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Japan launches first fracking operations

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Commercial production of shale oil in the northern prefecture of Akita will start at a much smaller scale than in the United States.
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Water recycling could help fracking companies deal with water shortages

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Recycling technology allows oil-field water containing salts and dozens of chemical elements to be cleaned and reused over and over again.
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Study raises concerns over leaks from fracking wells

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Scientists have warned that at least 6 percent of fracking wells could suffer structural defects that could lead to leaks and contaminate the environment.
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Europe may reconsider stance on fracking

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Recent political events in Ukraine and Russia's involvement may cause some EU member-states to reconsider their stance towards hydraulic fracturing.
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Connecticut environmental groups call for ban on fracking wastewater

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Connecticut may impose a ban on storing and recycling wastewater generated as a byproduct of natural gas operations if lawmakers decide to move ahead with a proposed bill.
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Marcellus Shale to account for quarter of US natural gas production by 2015

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The Marcellus Shale, which spans from New York to West Virginia, is among the most prolific sources of natural gas, but its importance as a driver for gas production is set to increase even further over the next couple of years
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