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September 9, 2014 Shale energy is reviving US manufacturing


Despite a nationwide downturn in the industry over the past several years, manufacturers in or near shale drilling states are actually experiencing growth thanks to the increasing demands of oil and gas production companies....

September 8, 2014 Nova Scotia To Ban Fracking: ‘We Need To Respect The Trust The People Have Put In Us’


Nova Scotia plans to introduce legislation to ban fracking this fall, Energy Minister Andrew Younger announced Wednesday. Younger told the CBC the ban won’t be permanent, but he didn’t have a timeline for when it might be lifted....

September 7, 2014 WRI: Shale oil, gas face tight competition for water

Oil & Gas Journal - Governments and businesses trying to develop tight oil and gas resources could face intense competition for water that would be used in hydraulic fracturing, the îWorld Resources Instituteî...

September 5, 2014 Limited water presents challenge for natural gas fracking

Source: LA Times

Extracting natural gas for energy from shale rock deep underground requires lots of water, but much of the world's shale gas is in regions where water is already scarce, including part of California, according to a study issued...

September 4, 2014 US mulls methane limits for fracking operations

Source: Business Green

New rules forcing oil and gas producers to cut emissions of potent greenhouse gas methane could be introduced in the US, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief admitted yesterday. Gina McCarthy told a New York Forum...

September 4, 2014 North Carolina Is The New Ground Zero In The Fracking Debate

Source: Forbes

North Carolina is already a hub for key industries such as finance, tech, health care, and medicine. Now, as the state is poised to begin taking part in the energy boom that has been an economic boon to a number of gas-rich...

September 3, 2014 China has more shale gas than any other country. But getting it out of the ground could be disastrous

Quartz - Thereâs a catch, though. More than three-fifths of Chinaâs shale resources are in areas where water is very hard to come by, as a new study by îWorld Resources Instituteî details. Thatâs...

September 3, 2014 Water experts urge environmental rules for shale gas extraction - energy and food nexus at the îStockholm International Water Instituteî (SIWI). âBefore that, we need to first understand clearly the impact of such extraction, devise policies based on that...

September 1, 2014 Shale drillers’ landfill records don’t match those of Pennsylvania DEP

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

EQT Corp. told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that it sent 21 tons of drill cuttings from its Marcellus Shale wells to area landfills in 2013. But landfills in southwestern Pennsylvania told a different...

August 29, 2014 Fracking report clears way for California oil, gas leasing to resume

Source: LA Times

The federal government will resume oil and gas leasing in California following a report released Thursday that found little scientific evidence that fracking and similar extraction techniques are dangerous..The Bureau of Land...

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