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September 11, 2014 Natural gas exports set to take off as Energy Department approves two new projects

Source: Fortune

U.S. regulators have approved construction of two plants for exporting natural gas, potentially to lucrative markets in Europe, Japan, Taiwan and other parts of Asia.

September 10, 2014 DEP releases updated details on water contamination near drilling sites

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania regulators found an array of contaminants in the roughly 240 private water supplies they said were damaged by oil and gas operations during the past seven years.

September 10, 2014 Cuomo: No ‘emotional’ fracking decisions

Source: Capital New York

ALBANY—Moments after casting his primary ballot this morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will not make an “emotional decision” on fracking. “You can have academics and scientists with research stand up and argue passionately...

September 9, 2014 Bad News for Obama: Fracking May Be Worse Than Burning Coal

Source: Mother Jones

If you're a politician, science is a bitch; it resists spin. And a new set of studies—about, of all things, a simple molecule known as CH4—show that President Obama's climate change strategy is starting to unravel even as it's...

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...

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