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Articles Tagged with ''hydraulic fracturing''

Fracking fluids, chemicals market to reach $20.4 billion in 2018

The key growth driver for the fracking fluids and chemicals market is the need to tap more unconventional oil and gas reserves.
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Radioactivity in fracking water reduced with new method

The method mixes fracking wastewater with acid drainage from mining operations or with salty water to create easily removable solids.
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Total to invest $21 million in UK shale gas exploration

French oil and gas company Total will obtain a 40% interest in two shale gas exploration licenses in Lincolnshire, under an agreement with British energy firm IGas Energy.
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Fracking-related water contamination confirmed in several states

At least three states -- Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia -- have confirmed water pollution in response to complaints related to hydraulic fracturing operations.
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Pennsylvania treatment plant extracts oil, salts from fracking wastewater

A new technology will allow the facility to further process the brine produced after treating the oil and gas production water and separate the metals within it.
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Fracking chemicals can act as hormone disruptors, researchers claim

The team of scientists examined in laboratory conditions 12 chemicals that were commonly used in fracking and were either known to be endocrine disruptors or were suspected to have such properties.
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US oil production hits highest level in 25 years

Because of the shale boom in recent years, the United States is more energy independent than ever and has been able to reduce energy imports dramatically.
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Fracking uses more water than thought, study claims

In one of the states where fracking has become a day-to-day business, authorities have found that, in order for the fuel to flow, "maintenance water" is also required.
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Fracking regulation might weaken economic growth, US Chamber of Commerce claims

A study on the effects of oil and gas drilling operations using fracking, due to be released next year, might prevent the United States from becoming the world's most powerful energy producer, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warns.
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Fracking water treatment sector in need of fresh ideas, expert claims

Treating and recycling fracking wastewater has proved to be more difficult than many had expected. A highly individualized approach is needed for each oilfield, meaning that the costs are high.
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