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USGS: No impact on groundwater quality from Williston Basin shale development

Development of shale gas and oil reserves in the United States has revolutionized the energy industry, but debate still rages over whether the activity poses unacceptable risks to the environment.
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Unconventional oil, gas production linked to air pollution

How safe is unconventional oil and gas development? It has undoubtedly increased production and revolutionized the energy industry in the United States, but the practice remains controversial in many communities.
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Hydraulic fracturing fluids market worth $19.88 billion by 2020

The growth in shale drilling around the world is tied to an increase in demand for hydraulic fracturing fluids, which are used to create or expand fractures as well as to carry proppant into fractures in coalbed formations.
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Global shale developments face water stress

Water risk is a significant challenge when it comes to shale gas development, the World Resources Institute (WRI) said this week.
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Shale gas market to be worth $104.1 billion by 2020

A new report from Allied Market Research predicts that the global shale gas market will expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.3 percent in 2014-2020.
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Labour Party wants stricter rules on fracking in Britain

Britain's Labour Party is aiming to amend the current infrastructure bill before the House of Lords in an attempt to strengthen the regulation covering fracking.
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Shale gas processing equipment market poised for growth

With the U.S. leading the world in shale reserves exploration, and other countries starting to explore and develop their own reserves, strong growth is expected in the shale gas processing equipment market over the next five years.
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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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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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