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Study links Texas earthquakes to extraction works

A new report analyzes a series of tremors occurring in areas near the Eagle Ford shale in Texas over a period of three years.
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Pennsylvania files charges against XTO Energy over fracking wastewater spill

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

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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US economy benefits from drilling boom

Increased drilling operations in states like Pennsylvania, North Dakota and Arkansas have resulted in economic growth not just in the areas close to drilling sites but across the entire country.
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Arkansas residents start legal action against fracking companies over earthquakes

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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Preliminary report reveals effect of fracking on public health

A new preliminary report from the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project has revealed that at least 27 people in one Pennsylvania county developed health conditions related to fracking over a period of 18 months.
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Study finds increased arsenic levels in groundwater near fracking sites

A study has added new evidence to the long list of findings suggesting that fracking for natural gas could be harmful to groundwater.
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Chevron remains confident about fracking opportunities in Central, Eastern Europe

U.S. oil supermajor Chevron believes that Central and Eastern Europe will warm up to fracking and throw support behind the company's exploration projects.
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Chemical engineers develop improved recycling system for fracking water

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

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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