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January 19, 2015 Scottish government decision on fracking imminent

Source: The Guardian

Campaigners in Scotland believe a series of imminent decisions could force the SNP government to come off the fence on fracking. This week SNP MPs will have an opportunity to vote on an amendment to the infrastructure bill, a...

January 15, 2015 Fracking in New York Would Not Have Been as Lucrative as in Pennsylvania

Businessweek - According to a recent report from Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî, the shale formations under New York âdo not appear as economically viable as the parts of those formations that underlie...

January 14, 2015 Obama Wants to Crack Down on Fracking Emissions

Source: Mother Jones

President Barack Obama will unveil a new plan to cut methane from America's booming oil and gas industry ahead of the State of the Union address, in an attempt to cement his climate legacy during his remaining two years in the...

January 12, 2015 97% of fracking now operating at a loss at current oil prices

Daily Kos - The grade settled at $50.04 a barrel. Thatâs below the break-even price for 37 of 38 U.S. shale oilfields, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. Shale oil fracking and Canadian tar sand is...

January 9, 2015 Fracking’s future is in doubt as oil price plummets

Source: Boulder Weekly

There’s no doubt that U.S.-based fracking — the process through which oil and gas deposits are blasted from shale deposits deep underground — has caused a revolution in worldwide energy supplies.

January 8, 2015 New Research Links Scores of Earthquakes to Fracking Wells Near a Fault in Ohio

Source: NY Times

Not long after two mild earthquakes jolted the normally steady terrain outside Youngstown, Ohio, last March, geologists quickly decided that hydraulic fracturing operations at new oil-and-gas wells in the area had set off the...

January 8, 2015 11 North Texas Earthquakes In Around 27 Hours

Source: CBS Dallas-Fort Worth

North Texas has been rattled by 11 earthquakes in just over one day. The latest one took place just before 10:00 a.m. and measured 2.7 in magnitude. Another quake about 90 minutes earlier registered in at a 2.6 in magnitude

January 6, 2015 Plummeting oil price casts shadow over fracking's future

Source: The Guardian

There’s no doubt that US-based fracking – the process through which oil and gas deposits are blasted from shale deposits deep underground – has caused a revolution in worldwide energy supplies

January 6, 2015 Colorado regulators increase fines for oil, gas drilling violations to comply with new law

Source: The Republic

DENVER — The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Monday increased the maximum fine that drilling companies could face for violating state rules to $15,000 from $1,000. The fine is the highest allowed by a law the...

January 6, 2015 Fracking in Ohio caused a magnitude 3 earthquake in 2014

Source: UPI

According to a new study, a small town in Ohio that previously didn't experience earthquakes experienced 77 in March of 2014.

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