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April 20, 2015 Texas House approves bill that limits city bans on frackingSource: Reuters
A bill that would stop Texas cities from enacting their own bans on hydraulic fracturing in the nation's top crude oil and natural gas producing state was approved on Friday in the state House of Representatives.
April 14, 2015 What environmentalists get wrong when they use the California drought to attack frackingSource: Washington Post
With the continual worsening of California’s drought, an odd argument — in some ways as much meme as argument — has arisen. It’s the notion that in the context of the drought, it’s important to cut back on the water used in...
April 6, 2015 Fracking deserves the negative attentionSource: Daily Trogan
Asking strangers on the street for their opinions on hydraulic fracturing is likely to elicit some blank stares. But asking them for their opinions on fracking will almost certainly evoke adamant reactions. And considering the...
Oil and gas drillers ran afoul of regulators on average 2.5 times a day in three energy-intensive states for mistakes such as wastewater spills, well leaks or pipeline ruptures during the boom in hydraulic fracturing.
Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota, whose oil riches have been unlocked by the use of hydraulic fracturing, said Tuesday it will join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal rule requiring more information about the process...
April 1, 2015 German cabinet imposes high barriers for frackingSource: Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet signed off on a draft law on Wednesday that imposes an effective ban on the controversial technique of fracking for shale gas. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, involves blasting...
March 27, 2015 Recent Trends In U.S. Land Drilling Market: Re-fracking, Growing Well Inventory, Lower Rig CountSource: Forbes
The tight oil boom in the United States has been largely responsible for the present turmoil in the global oil markets. Average annual production growth in the U.S. has stood at about 1 million barrels per day over the last four...
Source: The Guardian
Former environment agency chief says environmental case for shale oil in the UK is much tougher to make than for shale gas and calls for a single regulator
March 25, 2015 Lifting German fracking ban 'unlikely to boost volumes'
FE Trustnet - Lifting a ban on fracking in Germany is unlikely to have any significant impact on the country's domestic gas production in the foreseeable future, îFitch Ratingsî says. The ratings agency says obstacles...
March 24, 2015 U.S. sets first major fracking rules on federal landsSource: Reuters
The Obama administration’s new rules governing fracking on federal lands drew swift criticism from all sides on Friday, with green groups calling the measures “toothless” and the energy industry slamming “unnecessary” regulation...
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