Fracturing

‘Phenomenal’ Fracture Core Samples from Permian Test Site Called A Game Changer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), working with the Gas Technology Institute, Laredo Petroleum Inc. and other industry partners, has collected what may be the world’s most comprehensive hydraulic fracturing research dataset in unconventional shale at a test site in the Permian Basin.

April 6, 2016

EPA Science Review Panel Questions Conclusion of Study on Fracking, Drinking Water

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) has taken issue with EPA’s conclusion in last year’s landmark report that found hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has had no “widespread, systemic impacts” to drinking water, opening the door for renewed public debate on the subject.

January 8, 2016

Report on Fracking Transparency Praises BHP, Sees Core Group of ‘Disclosure Leaders’

Among a sample of 30 top U.S. exploration and production (E&P) companies, risk management disclosure practices have improved since 2014, but more work needs to be done to communicate how drillers are reducing their environmental impacts, according to an annual green-leaning investor report on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) transparency.

December 23, 2015
Water Used to Fracture Horizontal Wells Increasing Dramatically, Says USGS

Water Used to Fracture Horizontal Wells Increasing Dramatically, Says USGS

The amount of water required by producers to fracture oil and natural gas wells varies across the country, but one thing is certain — the annual volumes used are increasing dramatically, according to the first nationwide map of usage by the U.S. Geological Survey.

July 1, 2015
Water Used to Fracture Horizontal Wells Increasing Dramatically, Says USGS

Water Used to Fracture Horizontal Wells Increasing Dramatically, Says USGS

The amount of water required by producers to fracture oil and natural gas wells varies across the country, but one thing is certain — the annual volumes used are increasing dramatically, according to the first nationwide map of usage by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

July 1, 2015
Judge Blocks BLM Frack Rule on Public, Tribal Lands

Judge Blocks BLM Frack Rule on Public, Tribal Lands

A federal judge in Wyoming on Tuesday night granted a request by four states, two industry groups and an Indian tribe to temporarily block…

June 24, 2015
Wyoming Court Calls A Halt on BLM Frack Rule for Public, Tribal Lands

Wyoming Court Calls A Halt on BLM Frack Rule for Public, Tribal Lands

A federal judge in Wyoming on Tuesday night granted a request by four states, two industry groups and an Indian tribe to temporarily block Bureau of Land Management rules governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public and tribal lands from taking effect on Wednesday.

June 24, 2015
Judge Blocks BLM Frack Rule on Public, Tribal Lands

Judge Blocks BLM Frack Rule on Public, Tribal Lands

A federal judge in Wyoming on Tuesday night granted a request by four states, two industry groups and an Indian tribe to temporarily block Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rules governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public and tribal lands from taking effect on Wednesday.

June 24, 2015
BLM Frack Rule for Public, Tribal Lands Blocked by Wyoming Court

BLM Frack Rule for Public, Tribal Lands Blocked by Wyoming Court

A federal judge in Wyoming on Tuesday night granted a request by four states, two industry groups and an Indian tribe to temporarily block Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rules governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public and tribal lands from taking effect on Wednesday.

June 24, 2015

Colorado Joins Challenge to BLM Fracking Rules

Colorado is the third oil/gas producing state to join legal challenges to the federal Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public and tribal lands.

April 28, 2015