Aquifers

Construction Suspended on Portion of Permian Highway After Spill

Construction Suspended on Portion of Permian Highway After Spill

Construction has been halted on a section of the Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) Permian Highway natural gas pipeline after an underground spill of drilling fluid occurred in late March in Blanco County, TX.

April 29, 2020
KMI’s Permian Highway Pipeline Scores Another Legal Win; Construction On Time but Adjusting for Coronavirus

KMI’s Permian Highway Pipeline Scores Another Legal Win; Construction On Time but Adjusting for Coronavirus

Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) has secured another victory for the 2 Bcf/d Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) cutting across the Hill Country of Texas after a U.S. District Court last week denied a preliminary injunction filed by opponents.

March 24, 2020

California Orders 475 Oilfield Wastewater Wells Closed

California energy officials said on Wednesday that they have ordered 475 underground injection control (UIC) wells shut down by Feb. 15.

January 19, 2017

California Updates Injection Well Data For EPA

California oil/natural gas regulators last Wednesday outlined more details of the state underground injection control (UIC) program in a submittal to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This marks the second of many milestones the state is committed to under a 24-month review of the UIC program (see Shale Daily,June 1).

July 21, 2015

Study Finds 15 Frack Fluids Would Be Dangerous in Groundwater

A study led by researchers at the University of Colorado (UC) found that of the hundreds of compounds used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations, 15 are of particular concern if they ever become groundwater contaminants due to several factors, including toxicity.

July 6, 2015
Barnett Shale Water Contaminants Point to Need for More Study, Say Researchers

Barnett Shale Water Contaminants Point to Need for More Study, Say Researchers

Samples taken from drinking water sources within or near active natural gas wells in the Barnett Shale contain metals and chemical compounds at levels exceeding federal limits, according to a peer reviewed study that expands on findings made in 2013.

June 18, 2015

California Adopts Interim Rules on Disputed Oil/Gas Underground Injection Practices

California oil/natural gas regulators on Thursday adopted interim rules for the state’s underground injection program. They are effective immediately while permanent rules are expected to begin a review process in May.

April 24, 2015

Fracking Not to Blame, Says Study of Groundwater Contamination Reports

Extracting natural gas from shale formations using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) “has no direct connection” to groundwater contamination reports, based on a study of three big shale gas plays in the United States, the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) said in a new report.

February 21, 2012

‘No Direct Link’ Between Fracking and Contaminated Groundwater

Preliminary findings from a study being conducted by The University of Texas at Austin’s (UT) Energy Institute suggest no direct link between hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and groundwater contamination, researchers said Wednesday.

November 11, 2011

New York Advisory Panel Puts Off Fracking Report Till 2012

Members of a key advisory panel in New York that would someday govern hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the state say they won’t meet their Nov. 1 deadline because they need more time to gather critical information and budget requests from state agencies.

October 28, 2011
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