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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...

June 26, 2014 Cornell: Fracking fluid has increased pollution potential

Source: Star-Gazette

ITHACA — Wastewater from hydraulic fracturing could release tiny particles that bind to heavy metals and pollutants, exacerbating environmental risks during accidental spills, according to Cornell University researchers. The...

June 25, 2014 Oil and gas exploration blocks expanded to entice fracking firms

Source: The Telegraph

Energy companies will be offered the chance to explore for shale gas across bigger blocks of land, under a revised system aimed at enticing them to commit to fracking. Ministers are expected to launch the '14th onshore licensing...

June 24, 2014 Pressure builds against France's ban on fracking

Source: LA Times

Deep beneath the City of Light lies what some believe to be an energy bonanza ripe for harvest. If the rosy forecasts are correct, France is sitting on one of the biggest deposits of shale gas in Western Europe, enough to supply...

June 20, 2014 Russia 'secretly working with environmentalists to oppose fracking'

Source: The Guardian

The head of one of the world’s leading groups of democratic nations has accused Russia of undermining projects using hydraulic fracturing technology in Europe. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty...

June 19, 2014 If Fracking Is the Question, Insurers May Ask – What Is the Answer?

Source: Insurance Journal

When it comes to the use of evolving technologies such as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in oil and gas production one big question insurance companies are faced with is: to insure or not to insure? That is a key question for...

June 18, 2014 US Water Woes Add Punch To AP Fracking Report

Source: Clean Technica

The Associated Press has been doing a bang-up job of covering fracking issues lately, and over the weekend they released a bombshell fracking report that set fire to the tubes. The new fracking report focuses on oil and gas...

June 16, 2014 Before you back Britain’s fracking boom, drill down into the details

Source: The Independent

The potential returns for an investor in the UK fracking industry are mouth- watering. Britain’s reserves of gas and oil trapped within layers of shale rock could be worth billions of pounds, generating handsome returns for early...

June 14, 2014 Investor Coalition Successfully Urges Natural Gas Companies to Address Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing Operations

Source: Green Century Capital Management, 617

Under pressure from a coalition of investors for the fifth year in a row, major oil and gas companies including ExxonMobil, EQT, and Occidental Petroleum agreed to report on steps being taken to mitigate the adverse environmental...[more]

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