Hydraulic

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
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

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

Conservancy Group Advocating Cooperation in Utica Shale

The head of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy (WRLC) said the organization is not opposed to Utica Shale development and hydraulic fracturing (fracking), but wants to see the industry, landowners and other stakeholders come to an agreement over developing eastern Ohio’s portion of the play.

July 16, 2013

Colorado Governor Says NatGas Key to State’s Energy Strategy

Natural gas is a critical part of Colorado’s “all of the above” energy strategy, and it is encouraging its increased development, including the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), in a safe and responsible way that can be managed between government and industry, said Gov. John Hickenlooper as part of a Western Governors’ Association (WGA) three-part energy report.

July 3, 2013

NatGas Is Key to Colorado’s Future, Governor Says

Natural gas is a critical part of Colorado’s “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, and it is encouraging its increased development, including the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), in a safe and responsible way that can be managed between government and industry, said Gov. John Hickenlooper as part of a Western Governors’ Association (WGA) three-part energy report (see related item).

July 2, 2013