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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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Half of fracking wells in water-stressed areas

According to a new report by green investment group Ceres, hydraulic fracturing is fueling demand for water that many areas in the United States are unable to meet, since they are already water-stressed.
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Researchers look into possible link between Texas earthquakes, injection wells

Researchers at Southern Methodist University have been collecting seismic data linked to the series of small earthquakes northwest of Fort Worth, Texas, in an attempt to determine whether they are related to wastewater injection wells.
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Research links fracking to birth defects in babies

Babies born to mothers who live in areas near shale gas drilling wells are more likely to suffer birth defects, including congenital problems with their hearts and neural tube, a new study conducted by the Colorado School of Public Health warns.
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China aims to develop shale gas industry

Chinese authorities are looking for ways to respond to climate change swiftly and effectively, turning their attention towards fracking and other non-conventional methods for energy production in the hope that the country will be able to radically cut down on its coal use.
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Study dispels myth about disproportionate wastewater production from fracking wells

Natural gas wells where hydraulic fracturing is used generate less wastewater per unit of gas recovered compared to conventional wells.
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