Tag: hydraulic fracturing

Scott Berreth, a derrick hand for Raven Drilling, works on an oil rig drilling into the Bakken shale formation on July 28, 2013 outside Watford City, North Dakota. North Dakota has been experiencing an oil boom in recent years, due in part to new drilling techniques including hydraulic fracturing and …

Reemergence of American Shale Oil Boom Destroying Saudi Arabia

Fitch Credit Ratings has declared that the profitable doubling of U.S. oil drilling over the last 9 months means the reemerging U.S. shale boom is a potent threat to Saudi Arabia — despite the Saudis declaring a price war in 2014.

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Destroying America’s Energy Industry with Phony Methane Issues

What is the “biggest unfinished business for the Obama administration?” According to a report from Bill McKibben, the outspoken climate alarmist who calls for keeping all fossil fuels in the ground, it is “to establish tight rules on methane emissions”—emissions that he blames on the “rapid spread of fracking.”

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REPORT: U.S.A Now Has More Oil than Saudis, Russians

The Fourth of July might give Americans a new concept of independence after a global study was released showing the United States now leads Saudi Arabia and Russia in recoverable oil reserves thanks in large part to Texas.

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Colorado Supreme Court Rejects Fear Mongering of Environmentalists

On May 2 a unanimous Colorado Supreme Court decision declared Fort Collins and Longmont’s limits on fracking “invalid and unenforceable” because state law trumps the local ordinances. Several states, including Colorado’s neighbors, New Mexico and Texas, have faced similar anti-oil-and-gas initiatives that have also been shot down.

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Anti-Fracking Protesters Target Jerry Brown in Paris

California Gov. Jerry Brown may think he has staked a position on the environment that will please the left, but he hasn’t gone far enough: groups that oppose fracking are targeting him in Paris on Wednesday afternoon with a protest at the Le Bourget conference site.

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Duh: Earthquakes Not Caused by Fracking

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow gleefully teased the earthquakes in Oklahoma as “the story that might keep you up at night.” On her October 16 show, she stated that Oklahoma’s earthquakes are: “The terrible and unintended consequence of the way we get oil and gas out of the ground.… from fracking operations.” Yet, when her guest, Jeremy Boak, Oklahoma Geological Survey director, corrected her by saying “it’s not actually frackwater,” she didn’t change her tune.

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Five Victories for Responsible Land Use

Washington’s overreach has been rolled back by courts and commissioners. In little more than 30 days, there have been five distinct cases that you may have missed—each a victory for responsible land use.

Photo taken August 21, 2013 shows an oil well near Tioga, North Dakota. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER

California State Study Finds No Evidence Fracking Hurts Environment

The final version of the California Council on Science & Technology study required under interim approval of hydraulic fracturing in the Golden State just reported that despite public concerns, there is no “science-based evidence” that fracking hurts the environment.

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EPA Clears Fracking for Next Stage of U.S. Oil Boom

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a long-postponed draft report Thursday on the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The regulators concluded that based upon “peer-reviewed studies as well as state and federal databases,” there is no evidence the practice has had a “widespread, systemic impact on drinking water.”

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EPA: Fracking Hasn’t Caused Any Widespread Harm to Drinking Water

Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained.

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Study: Only 0.1 Percent of North Texas Injection Wells Potentially Involved in Earthquakes

According to a new study released on Wednesday, underground wastewater injection wells used in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” have virtually no role whatsoever in the earthquakes in the North Texas area during the past few years. The study was conducted by a group affiliated with the petroleum industry, but used publicly available data on seismic activity in the region and a long list of independent peer-reviewed scientific research to reach this conclusion.