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April 10, 2013 Shale-rich Spanish region votes to ban fracking
EurActiv.com - Lawmakers in Spain's northern Cantabria region unanimously voted on Monday (8 April) to ban hydraulic fracturing on environmental concerns, shooting down the central government's hopes for a project to boost jobs...
April 10, 2013 Natural Gas Resources Seen at Record in U.S. on FrackingSource: Bloomberg
The U.S. has 2,384 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas according to an industry estimate, twice what a similar study concluded nine years ago as drillers began tapping shale formations using a technique known as...
A federal judge has ruled the Obama administration broke the law when it issued oil leases in central California without fully weighing the environmental impact of "fracking," a setback for companies seeking to exploit the...
April 5, 2013 EPA Should Address Natural Gas Leaks
Scientific American - The trick to lowering natural gas's global warming quotient is to tighten up leaks in upstream operations, from extraction to use, say the authors of a îWorld Resources Instituteî report released...
April 4, 2013 Saudi kings of oil join the shale gas revolutionSource: Reuters
Saudi Arabia is unlikely to produce much shale gas this decade, hampered by scarce water and prices fixed far below production costs, but it has the reserves, the desire and the potential to become a shale giant one day.
Source: National Geographic
New York State's review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing has taken more than four years—and it's not over yet. Right now, all eyes are on the state's health commissioner, Nirav Shah, who has said that he will tell Governor...
March 28, 2013 Natural Gas Lobbyist Takes on Obama on FrackingSource: Bloomberg
The new head of a U.S. natural gas trade group said he will seek to raise the industry’s visibility as the Obama administration considers regulations that may limit hydraulic fracturing for the fuel.
March 28, 2013 Small Towns Find Fracking Brings Boom, Booming HeadachesSource: Bloomberg
Towns that have already experienced the U.S. boom in natural-gas exploration using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, hold lessons for dealing with mineral-rights disputes, pollution concerns and increased strains on roads,...
March 27, 2013 Quake Tied to Oil-Drilling Waste Adds Pressure for RulesSource: Bloomberg
Scientists have linked Oklahoma’s biggest recorded earthquake to the disposal of wastewater from oil production, adding to evidence that may lead to greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas.
Source: Huff Post
One of the most fascinating and disturbing issues that comes up again and again around fracking is the multitude of exemptions and entitlements that have been handed to the industry at the expense of citizens. Exemptions from the...
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