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Articles Tagged with ''hydraulic fracturing''

Survey reveals trends in US fracking wastewater regulation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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