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Is China getting ready for a fracking revolution?

Despite its huge fortune buried in shale rock formations, China has been very slow to realize the benefits of fracking and embrace the technology.
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North American fracking wastewater treatment market to reach $350 million in 2018

As oil and gas production in North America keeps rising, turning the country into the largest energy producer in the world, the industry seeks more opportunities to optimize and reduce its water use.
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Energy companies underestimate cyber security risks

Global oil companies and infrastructure operators are not sufficiently prepared to deal with cyber security threats, according to a recent analysis.
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API releases guidelines for oil & gas industry, community cooperation

In an effort to improve the public image of oil and gas companies, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has released a set of guidelines it refers to as "good neighbor standards."
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New York court allows towns to ban fracking

New York state communities will be allowed to ban hydraulic fracturing on their territories, following a ruling by the state's highest court.
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US overtakes Saudi Arabia, Russia as world's largest oil producer

According to a new report by Bank of America Corp., record output of oil from shale rock formations is fueling economic growth for the U.S.
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Quantum Energy to invest $2.5 billion in 'micro refining' units

North Dakota oil field development specialist Quantum Energy Inc. is planning to take advantage of the abundant Bakken Shale oil reserves and build five "micro refineries" that will produce ready-to-export fuel.
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U.S.-Canadian joint venture completes pipeline from Oklahoma to Gulf Coast

Houston, Texas-based Enterprise Products Partners and Canadian Enbridge Inc. have completed the construction of a 512-mile section of the Seaway Pipeline system, running from Cushing, Oklahoma, to the Jones Creek terminal near Freeport.
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UK agencies look into risk of water contamination through fracking

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

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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