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July 15, 2014 States With Fracking See Surge In Earthquake Activity

Source: Huff Post

States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes of its...

July 15, 2014 Anti-fracking protesters arrested in U.S. capital

Source: Reuters

Two dozen protesters were arrested in Washington on Monday while demonstrating against hydraulic fracturing and the U.S. gas industry's push to sell "fracked" liquefied natural gas abroad.

July 11, 2014 Exxon feels targeted over fracking

Source: Denver Post

Exxon Mobil Corp. is fighting criminal charges over a wastewater spill in Pennsylvania with an unusual defense, contending that the state's attorney general has improperly singled it out in a bid to stop fracking.

July 10, 2014 Shale Seen Shifting Flows at America’s Biggest Oil Port

Source: Bloomberg

For more than 30 years, the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port LLC has been a symbol of U.S. dependence on foreign oil, pumping Nigerian and Saudi Arabian crude from the world’s biggest supertankers into underground storage caverns...

July 7, 2014 Don't Fear 'Fracking,' Fear The Horrid Illusion That Revived Fracking

Source: Forbes

In 1980 Julian Simon famously bet modern Malthusian Paul Ehrlich $10,000 that five commodity metals chosen by Ehrlich (he selected copper, chromium, nickel, tin and tungsten) would decline in price by 1990. Simon’s point was that...

July 7, 2014 Germany to Draft Anti-Shale Fracking Rules on Public Opposition

Germany plans to adopt regulation that will rule out shale fracking for the foreseeable future. The government wants to ban hydraulic fracturing in shale rocks and coal beds at depths less than 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) and...

July 3, 2014 Fracking sucks money from wind while China eclipses US

Fuel Fix - New investments in renewable energy sources declined 5 percent in North America last year to $56 billion, the lowest since 2010, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. By comparison, North American...

July 2, 2014 Scotland Holds Billions of Barrels of Shale Oil, Report Says

Source: Bloomberg

Scotland may have billions of barrels of shale oil buried under its most densely populated areas, geologists said today. Scotland’s central belt, running between Glasgow and Edinburgh, may have 6 billion barrels of oil in...

July 1, 2014 Anti-Fracking Win in N.Y. Court May Deal Blow to Industry

Source: Bloomberg

New York’s cities and towns can block hydraulic fracturing within their borders, the state’s highest court ruled, dealing a blow to an industry awaiting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision on whether to lift a six-year-old statewide...

June 30, 2014 U.S. Shale Spurs Record Investments by Foreign Chemicals

Source: Bloomberg

Chemical makers from Germany’s BASF SE (BAS) to Brazil’s Braskem SA (BRKM5) plan to invest as much as $72 billion in U.S. plants, as they become increasingly convinced natural gas will remain cheap and abundant. BASF is planning...

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