Most in U.S. Not Wise to Fracking, Survey Finds

Even with the intense media coverage of of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), most people haven’t heard about it or are unfamiliar with the practice, according to a nationwide poll conducted in March by the University of Texas at Austin (UT). Of the one-third familiar with fracking “support outweighed opposition, 48% to 36%.”

April 11, 2012

Colorado Water Fracking Sensitivity Spills Over in Auction

Although some farming and environmental representatives have raised red flags, water used by the oil/gas industry in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is not going to cause shortages for the agriculture and local municipalities in the state, a state water district official told NGI’s Shale Daily Monday.

April 10, 2012

Outside Auditor Praises Pennsylvania Forest Management

An uptick in Marcellus Shale development last year didn’t keep an independent auditor from certifying Pennsylvania’s state forests as sustainably managed.

April 5, 2012

Group Calls for Continuing Work on Pennsylvania Regulations

As Pennsylvania worked toward overhauling environmental rules for shale development in February, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) said “while this legislation is not perfect, the people of Pennsylvania are better served by passage of this bill now than to wait another year or longer for something stronger.”

March 30, 2012

Montana Blackfeet Nation Offering Fracking Water Plan

The Blackfeet Nation in Montana and Florida-based Ecosphere Technologies said Tuesday they have agreed for Ecosphere to provide water treatment services to oil/gas operators using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on portions of the Native American tribe’s 3,000-square-mile reservation.

March 28, 2012

Supply Glut Turning Marcellus Into ‘Giant Gas Storage Field’

What would you call a lot of natural gas, ready at a moment’s notice? Some might call it a storage facility. Others might call it the Marcellus Shale.

March 26, 2012

Researchers ICF, IHS Back up Bullish Marcellus Estimates

Two new reports by top international research companies have come in on the high side of the great Marcellus resources debate, producing estimates that range between 267 Tcf and 698 Tcf of possible production.

March 22, 2012

Lawmaker: Study Understated Risks to Barnett Residents

People living near Barnett Shale gas production facilities could be at risk for immune system damage from toxic air emissions, and the risk is likely understated by an air quality study completed for the city of Fort Worth earlier this year, a state lawmaker warned Mayor Betsy Price in a letter.

December 27, 2011

TransCanada’s Growth Strategy Tied to North American Shales

If its Keystone XL oil pipeline is the foundation, major U.S. oil and natural gas shale plays will be the drivers for TransCanada Corp. greatly expanding its North America footprint, the Calgary-based company’s senior executives said during recent investor conferences in Toronto and New York City.

November 21, 2011

Hearing on Fort Worth Drilling Proposal Draws Crowd

Fort Worth City Council members got an earful Tuesday night from a standing-room-only audience about a proposal to tighten drilling restrictions in the Barnett Shale town. Protected use areas, multiple well pad site permitting and saltwater disposal are among the items being weighed.

October 20, 2011