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UK agencies look into risk of water contamination through fracking

July 8, 2014
The British Geological Survey and the Environment Agency have published the results of a large-scale study into the risk of drinking water being contaminated by fracking operations.
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Colorado regulator halts wastewater injection due to earthquake link

July 7, 2014
Colorado officials recently suspended injections of fracking wastewater underground, following the discovery that disposing of wastewater in a local well might be linked to seismic activity in the area.
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North Dakota to introduce gas flaring restrictions

July 7, 2014
The North Dakota Industrial Commission is introducing new regulations on the maximum amount of natural gas that oil and gas companies will be allowed to burn off in the process known as flaring, in an effort to reduce the overall amount of gas burned off within the state.
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Large proportion of US crude from shale more volatile than previously thought

July 1, 2014
Crude oil extracted from shale formations across the United States may be more challenging to transport and process than previously considered due to the presence of highly volatile gases.
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US oil, gas reserves up 9%

June 30, 2014
Oil reserves in the United States went up to almost 25.4 billion barrels, marking a rise of 2.1 billion barrels or 9 percent on the previous year and an increase of 52 percent compared to 2009.
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Survey reveals trends in US fracking wastewater regulation

June 25, 2014
The role of hydraulic fracturing for the growth of the U.S. energy sector is undeniable but states seem to have widely divergent views when it comes to the technology in general and to fracking wastewater regulation in particular.
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Shell to sell midstream unit shares worth $750 million

June 25, 2014
Shell Midstream Partners, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, is planning to launch an IPO of up to $750 million in shares in an effort to deliver more value to its shareholders.
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Pennsylvania sues oil companies over use of gasoline additive

June 24, 2014
The state of Pennsylvania has started lawsuits against dozens of oil companies and refiners, accusing them of contaminating groundwater with the gasoline additive Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE).
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Oklahoma's seismic activity surpasses that of California in 2014

June 23, 2014
So far in 2014 Oklahoma has had more earthquakes than California, and many experts believe that the unusual seismic activity is linked to the sharp increase in oil and gas drilling operations.
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China's gas demand to almost double by 2019, IEA says

June 23, 2014
Demand for natural gas in China will grow to 315 billion cubic meters by 2019, according to the 2014 Medium-Term Gas Market Report by the International Energy Agency.
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