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Articles Tagged with ''hydraulic fracturing''

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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Water recycling could help fracking companies deal with water shortages

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

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

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

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

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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EPA presents guidance on permitting use of diesel in fracking

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has presented its draft guidelines for states regarding issuing permits to drilling companies that use diesel fuel in fracking oil and natural gas wells.
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Fracking accounts for half of total water consumption in some Texas counties

Oil and gas companies in Texas may face a severe shortage of water for their fracking operations if they continue to drill at current rates, according to a new report.
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