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China aims to develop shale gas industry

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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

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Natural gas wells where hydraulic fracturing is used generate less wastewater per unit of gas recovered compared to conventional wells.
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Fracking fluids, chemicals market to reach $20.4 billion in 2018

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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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Fracking company to pay record fine for Clean Water Act violations

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U.S. fracking company Chesapeake Energy has been hit with the largest civil penalty ever imposed for water contamination.
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Fracking chemicals can act as hormone disruptors, researchers claim

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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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Fracking uses more water than thought, study claims

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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

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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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Texas oil company develops fracking method using no freshwater

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Instead of relying on freshwater that is extremely scarce, the company utilizes brackish water from the Santa Rosa aquifer and is recycling water from its own wells.
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EU working on tighter fracking regulation

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The European Parliament supports an amendment to the EU's Environmental Impact Assessment Directive, which states that all operations for hydraulic fracturing for coal bed methane and for shale and shale-like formations should go through environmental impact assessments.
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Michigan to introduce new fracking rules

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Michigan lawmakers are working on a set of new rules regarding the hydraulic fracturing technique for extracting natural gas, also known as fracking.
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