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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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Colorado to implement first methane emission regulation

The state of Colorado will be the first to introduce regulation on methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations, after lawmakers approved proposals for strict control over smog.
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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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EIA launches interactive fracking well map

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has rolled out a new interactive map of the United States where the public can explore all fracking wells located across the country, including those that are currently being developed.
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North Dakota well spills oil, fracking fluid

A hydraulic fracturing well in North Dakota started leaking fracking fluid and oil on February 13, spilling an estimated 200 barrels of oil per day.
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