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February Quake in Oklahoma Likely Triggered by Disposal Wells, Says USGS

Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said a 5.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Oklahoma last February was likely caused by nearby oil and natural gas disposal wells, noting that injected volumes of wastewater had increased seven-fold over the last three years.

October 26, 2016

PHMSA Says Corrosion Possible Cause of Tetco NatGas Explosion

Federal regulators said the preliminary investigation of what caused a massive explosion and fire on the Texas Eastern (Tetco) pipeline in Southwest Pennsylvania shows evidence of corrosion at two areas on the affected pipe, one of which was at the point of failure.

May 4, 2016

PHMSA Says Corrosion Possible Cause of Tetco NatGas Explosion

Federal regulators said the preliminary investigation of what caused a massive explosion and fire on the Texas Eastern (Tetco) pipeline in Southwest Pennsylvania shows evidence of corrosion at two areas on the affected pipe, one of which was at the point of failure.

May 4, 2016

Study Says Fracking Didn’t Cause Methane in Dimock Wells

A study published in Groundwater, a scientific journal for groundwater hydrogeologists published by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), said Marcellus Shale gas drilling did not cause methane contamination in private water wells in Dimock Township, PA.

July 24, 2013

Texas Lawmakers Pass Oil/Gas Waste Bill

The Texas Senate has passed HB 2767, which is intended to encourage the recycling of wastewater from drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations for reuse rather than injection of the waste into disposal wells. The legislation aims to clear up legal ambiguities around responsibility for transferred drilling waste.

May 28, 2013
Tesoro Plans Crude Rail Project to West

Tesoro Plans Crude Rail Project to West

In another plan for getting shale-driven domestic crude oil supplies in the central United States to the West Coast, Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies on Monday formed a joint venture to develop and operate a new rail shipment-linked 120,000 b/d unloading and marine loading facility at Port of Vancouver, WA, across the Columbia River from Portland, OR.

April 25, 2013

ACSF: NGVs Only 2% of U.S. Gas Demand in 2025

Natural gas vehicles (NGV) will represent just 2% of the overall demand for natural gas in the United States by 2025, making them unlikely to cause a spike in natural gas prices, according to a report by the American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF).

April 15, 2013

Report: NGVs Won’t Spike Natural Gas Prices in 2025

Natural gas vehicles (NGV) will represent just 2% of the overall demand for natural gas in the United States by 2025, making them unlikely to cause a spike in natural gas prices, according to a report by the American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF).

April 15, 2013
Enbridge Completes Bakken Pipe Project

Enbridge Completes Bakken Pipe Project

Enbridge Bakken Pipeline Co. Inc. has completed and placed in service its 77-mile Bakken Pipeline Project Canada, which connects to the Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (EPI) Mainline and carries crude oil from the Bakken Shale to North American refinery markets, Enbridge Energy Partners LP (EEP) and Enbridge Income Fund said Monday.

March 5, 2013

Polls Show New Yorkers Split on Fracking; DEC May Miss Deadline

Two polls show New Yorkers remain evenly split on the issue of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), but one poll shows opponents of the practice could cause more political damage to Gov. Andrew Cuomo if it ultimately is approved.

February 5, 2013
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