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Articles Tagged with ''hydraulic fracturing''

California governor signs fracking regulation bill

September 25, 2013
Starting next year, companies that wish to develop the natural gas and oil reserves of California will have to apply for a permit not just for fracking operations but also for using various chemical substances to dissolve shale rock.
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Fracking wastewater spills may put Colorado's water supplies at risk

September 23, 2013
While communities in north-central Colorado are still trying to come to terms with the devastation after the massive floods caused by heavy rain over the past week, another cause for concern has emerged.
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Pennsylvania files charges against XTO Energy over fracking wastewater spill

September 16, 2013
XTO Energy Inc., an Exxon Mobil subsidiary, is facing criminal charges in Pennsylvania for discharging 50,000 gallons of fracking wastewater from a storage tank at its facility into state waterways.
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Study links fracking wastewater injection to Ohio earthquakes

September 10, 2013
Fracking activities are the most likely cause of the series of earthquakes in Youngstown, Ohio, two years ago, new research published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters has found.
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Arkansas residents start legal action against fracking companies over earthquakes

August 29, 2013
A group of residents in Greenbrier, Ark., has launched the first lawsuit against fracking companies, which accuses them of causing earthquakes with their operations.
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Chemical engineers develop improved recycling system for fracking water

August 15, 2013
The membrane-based filtration system improves the efficiency of treating and safely reusing water used for fracking at drill sites and could significantly reduce the amount of water and energy that fracking requires.
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California drillers prefer acidizing over fracking

August 14, 2013
Oil and gas companies drilling in California do not seem to be placing their bets on fracking and are looking to embrace a production technique called "matrix acidization," or acidizing for short.
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'Dry fracking' could replace water-consuming drilling technologies

August 1, 2013
While the topic of hydraulic fracturing still remains in the spotlight, another unconventional method of extracting oil and natural gas from deep underground deposits has been quietly developing away from the general public interest.
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Fracking industry slams proposed public land operations regulation

July 31, 2013
U.S. oil and gas producers will have to pay an extra $345 million per year, or about $96,913 per well on average, under new proposed regulation by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding onshore hydraulic fracturing on public land.
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Industry organization challenges link between fracking and earthquakes

July 30, 2013
Findings from recent research that linked hydraulic fracturing to an increased number and strength of earthquakes have sparked a new wave of debate relating to whether the economic benefits of fracking outweigh the potential risks.
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