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US economy benefits from drilling boom

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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