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Articles Tagged with ''fracking''

Preliminary report reveals effect of fracking on public health

August 28, 2013
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

August 22, 2013
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

August 22, 2013
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

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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Southern Research Institute to develop fracking wastewater treatment technology

July 25, 2013
Southern Research Institute and the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) have started a joint project to develop methods and technologies aimed at improving shale gas hydraulic fracturing water treatment.
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Environmental group takes Pennsylvania wastewater plant to court over discharge into river

July 24, 2013
An environmental group has decided to take legal action against Waste Treatment Corporation (WTC) for alleged illegal discharge of oil and gas drilling wastewater into the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania.
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