Hydraulic

Marcellus Shale Research Expanding to Include Second Well Site

The Marcellus Shale Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (MSEEL) plans to conduct more extensive testing to improve unconventional natural gas recovery at a new drilling site in Monongalia County, WV, to the west of its first site where research began three years ago.

September 20, 2018
Pennsylvania Court Wades into Uncharted Territory, Finds Shale Wells Could Trespass

Pennsylvania Court Wades into Uncharted Territory, Finds Shale Wells Could Trespass

Pennsylvania’s shale gas producers are keeping a close eye on a court case that could find them liable for subsurface trespass if the rock fissures formed through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) techniques deep underground stretch beneath unleased property near drilling units.

April 6, 2018

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
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

Fraser Warns Against Knee-Jerk Frack Bans in Canada

Reward doesn’t come without risk, and where hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is concerned there is sometimes too much emphasis on the latter while the former is not fully appreciated, according to a study by the Vancouver, BC-based Fraser Institute.

December 12, 2014

December’s Extreme Weather Whipped Bakken Country, Too

Bitter cold, high winds and heavy snows have been gripping much of the country — and the economy — and the same is true in the North Dakota oil patch. Drilling and production statistics for December show that even heavy industrial activities like drilling and well completion have their limits when it comes to extreme weather.

February 14, 2014

EPA Issues Long-Awaited Guidance on Diesel Fuel in Hydraulic Fracturing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday released revised underground injection control (UIC) program permitting guidance for wells that use diesel fuels during fracking activities.

February 11, 2014

Canada’s Canol Shale Open for Fracking

A fresh frontier for shale drilling is opening up in Canada’s Northwest Territories, a new well approval by the National Energy Board (NEB) has confirmed.

November 1, 2013
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