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Fracking ‘Not Significant’ Cause of Tremors, Say UK Researchers

After studying hundreds of thousands of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations, the practice was determined to have caused noticeable tremors at the surface in only three cases and was “not a significant” source of earthquakes, according to researchers at UK’s Durham University.

April 11, 2013

Newspapers on Jobs See Shale Impact Differently

In an article Tuesday, the Post looked to the future with a report, “European industry flocks to U.S. to take advantage of cheaper gas,” while the Times complained Monday that the “Jobs Boom Built on Cheap Energy Has Yet to Appear.”

April 4, 2013

Gulf, SoCal Lead Broad Advance; Futures At Record Open Interest

The cash market scored an average gain of 8 cents in Tuesday’s trading. Gains were widespread and only a handful of thinly traded points fell into the loss column.

April 3, 2013

Private Pennsylvania DCNR Meeting to Discuss Forest Drilling

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) plans to hold an invitation-only meeting on Thursday to discuss a request by two energy companies to access their mineral rights under the Loyalsock State Forest.

April 1, 2013

GM CEO Urges 30-Year U.S. Energy Blueprint

The chief of General Motors (GM) last week urged President Obama to appoint a blue ribbon committee whose only goal would be to develop a 30-year energy policy plan for the United States.

March 11, 2013

Unconventional Opportunities Still Open in North America, Says Tudor

North American oil and natural gas producers are in the “middle to latter stages of the land grab” for unconventional properties, but there still will be opportunities down the road for others to pitch a claim, said Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Inc.’s (TPH) Bobby Tudor.

March 11, 2013

GM CEO Urges 30-Year Blueprint for U.S. Energy

The chief of General Motors (GM) on Wednesday urged President Obama to appoint a blue ribbon committee whose only goal would be to develop a 30-year energy policy plan for the United States.

March 8, 2013
BLM Pulls in $4.1M in Utah Lease Sale

BLM Pulls in $4.1M in Utah Lease Sale

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received bonus oil and natural gas bids totaling $4.068 million for 26 parcels in Utah that cover 37,414 acres in the latest quarterly lease sale, officials reported Tuesday.

February 22, 2013
New North Dakota Flaring Law Emerges

New North Dakota Flaring Law Emerges

Another proposal has emerged in the North Dakota state legislature seeking to eliminate exemptions from the state’s current one-year limit for oil production wells flaring associated natural gas.

February 12, 2013

Onshore Market Challenged Through 2013, Says Halliburton

A continued overcapacity in land pressure pumping services, as well as no relief in natural gas pricing, will impact Halliburton Co.’s North American business again this year, CEO Dave Lesar said Friday.

January 28, 2013