Cracked rock layers and pressure pockets riddle Montney Shale gas drilling territory with earthquake hazards in northern British Columbia (BC), according to a report completed for the province’s Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC).
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Encana Corp. has paused a well completion operation in the heart of Oklahoma’s stacked oil and gas formations following two earthquakes that measured 3.2- and 3.9-magnitude.
Natural gas producers have been ordered to review drilling plans for a liquids-rich corner of the Montney shale formation in northeastern British Columbia (BC) after an investigation blamed a Nov. 29 earthquake on hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was put in the hot seat Friday as House lawmakers took the agency to task for its flawed reports on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), most notably the December 2011 report that found groundwater in Pavillion, WY, to be contaminated. That report was later retracted. And before directing any more funds to the EPA for reseach into fracking, the lawmakers demanded that the agency provide Congress with more information on their reseach activities so far.
A powerful earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter Scale struck Mexico Tuesday centered in the state of Guerrero near the Pacific Coast city of Acapulco and rattling Mexico City nearly 250 miles away. There were no initial reports of deaths and the nation’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminals appeared to be undamaged.
The Ohio company that owns a wastewater disposal well in Youngstown shut down by state regulators for allegedly triggering a series of earthquakes will pay for a study to determine the cause of the seismic activity.
While no hearings have been set as of yet for deciding the fate of several natural gas safety bills alive in the California legislature, all indicators point to the picture becoming clearer following mid-August committee hearings, when state lawmakers return from a month-long recess that begins Friday.
Although subject to working through some still sticky post-earthquake parts distribution challenges, American Honda Motor Co. on Monday indicated that it still plans a nationwide sales push in the United States late this year for the latest version of its compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Civic GX model.