Fracturing

Chu: ‘Have Your Cake and Eat it Too’ With Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) best practices need to be improved, but the drilling practice can be done safely, according to Stanford University’s Steven Chu, who served as Energy Secretary during the first Obama administration.

September 19, 2013

House Majority to Look At Limiting Duplicative Fracking Regulations

In a memo sent to Republicans lawmakers Friday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) said the House will take up a bill, theProtecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act, in the coming weeks that would restrict the Obama administration’s ability to impose duplicative regulations on fracking on federal and tribal lands.

September 11, 2013

House Majority Leader Puts Fracking Bill on Fall Calendar

In a memo sent to Republicans lawmakers Friday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) said the House will take up a bill, theProtecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act, in the coming weeks that would restrict the Obama administration’s ability to impose duplicative regulations on fracking on federal and tribal lands.

September 10, 2013
Natural Gas Boom in Michigan? Possibly, With Caveats

Natural Gas Boom in Michigan? Possibly, With Caveats

University of Michigan (U-M) researchers on Thursday issued seven technical reports that together form what they said is the most comprehensive state-focused resource on drilling, and in particular, unconventional drilling using hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

September 9, 2013

California Fracking Debate Stays Hot; LA Seeks City Ban

With the soon-to-adjourn state legislature looking to pass stringent rules for hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the city of Los Angeles is now proposing to impose a ban on the practice. Meanwhile, an ongoing state administrative process is expected to result in new fracking rules this fall.

September 9, 2013

Michigan Chamber Attempting to Stem Anti-Fracking Movement

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce on Monday launched a campaign to educate voters about the state’s oil and natural gas business in an attempt to prevent any municipal or legislative bans on unconventional drilling.

August 6, 2013
Anti-Fracking Fever Spreads to Colorado Politics

Anti-Fracking Fever Spreads to Colorado Politics

As further indication that the anti-hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fever is spreading in Colorado, a coalition of more than 40 organizations has called for Gov. John Hickenlooper to ask for a top state energy official’s resignation, and a U.S. congressman from the state has picked up the opposition fervor from his constituents and environmental groups.

August 1, 2013

Kansas Regulators Eye Fracking Chemical Disclosure Rules

Kansas state regulators have proposed a set of rules requiring oil and natural gas drilling companies to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking). A public hearing by the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) will he held Aug. 15 to review the draft rules as part of a 60-day public comment period now under way.

July 24, 2013

Conservancy Group Offers Guidance in Backing Utica Development

The Western Reserve Land Conservancy (WRLC) is voicing support for Utica Shale development, including hydraulic fracturing (fracking), but it wants to see the industry, landowners and other stakeholders come to an agreement over developing the eastern Ohio portion of the play, the CEO said.

July 22, 2013

Number of Unfracked Wells Grows in North Dakota

With logistics for moving hydraulic fracturing (fracking) equipment snarled by mostly foul weather through May, North Dakota is facing a growing backlog of unfracked wells, according to Lynn Helms, the state’s director of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).

July 17, 2013