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Oil & Gas

Fracking fluids, chemicals market to reach $20.4 billion in 2018

January 24, 2014
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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Oklahoma considers rule changes for wastewater disposal wells

January 22, 2014
Under proposals being considered by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, operators of wastewater disposal wells could find themselves obliged to supply local regulators with more information.
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Suncor employee found dead at oil sands site

January 22, 2014
The body was discovered after failure to locate the employee prompted a request for service to the Suncor Emergency Services staff.
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Kentucky oil well operators plead guilty to illegal wastewater discharges

January 21, 2014
Persistent violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act have resulted in a two-year probation sentence for Kentucky oil well operators Charles L. Stinson and Ralph Dowell.
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Australia to advance in shale energy development

January 16, 2014
The U.S. shale energy revolution has led to a wave of shale exploration across the world, as governments are looking for ways to gain energy independence and cheap feedstock for a number of industries.
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Radioactivity in fracking water reduced with new method

January 15, 2014
The method mixes fracking wastewater with acid drainage from mining operations or with salty water to create easily removable solids.
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Total to invest $21 million in UK shale gas exploration

January 14, 2014
French oil and gas company Total will obtain a 40% interest in two shale gas exploration licenses in Lincolnshire, under an agreement with British energy firm IGas Energy.
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ExxonMobil launches new capacity at Singapore chemical plant

January 13, 2014
U.S. energy company ExxonMobil has announced the opening of its expanded chemical plant in Singapore that will be able to process crude oil, as well as other commodities.
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Fracking companies in California ordered to report offshore chemical discharges

January 13, 2014
The new regulation will apply only to new drilling activities on about 20 platforms situated in federal waters close to the Santa Barbara coast.
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Global crude oil demand to increase in 2014

January 10, 2014
This rise in consumption is attributed to demand from countries outside of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, led by China.
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