Fracking

Oklahoma fracking operations forced to disclose chemicals used

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 3, 2014
Oklahoma fracking operations forced to disclose chemicals used

Former regulations only targeted horizontal wells, the most common in the state.

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Shale, the last oil and gas train: Interview with Arthur Berman

Oilprice.com | March 10, 2014

How much faith can we put in our ability to decipher all the numbers out there telling us the US is closing in on its cornering of the global oil market?

US oil output to reach near record high in 2016

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 16, 2013
US oil output to reach near record high in 2016

Mainly thanks to improvements in the techniques of horizontal drilling and fracking, says the EIA.

Mexico passes historic bill ending oil monopoly

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 13, 2013
Mexico oil reform

In a country that celebrates “Oil Industry Nationalization Day,” the energy package approved last night has automatically become Mexico’s most significant and controversial economic reform since the NAFTA.

Botswana comes clean on fracking licences after documentary

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 26, 2013
Botswana comes clean on fracking licences after documentary

It's allegedly happening in environmentally sensitive areas, such as the world’s largest elephant herds habitat.

U.S. to become world’s top oil producer earlier than expected

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 12, 2013
U.S. to be world’s top oil producer earlier than expected

But not a long-term threat to the OPEC.

Fresh threats to Europe’s shale industry as lawmakers draw up regulations

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 4, 2013
Fresh threats to Europe’s shale industry as lawmakers draw up regulations

The European Commission is set to announce tighter guidelines for companies involved in the shale gas industry by January.

Canadian First Nation free to protest against shale gas— judge

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 21, 2013
Canadian First Nation free to protest against shale gas— judge

A Moncton court lifted Monday an injunction against the Elsipogtog First Nation that prevented them from blocking SWN Resources' operations.

Violent shale gas protests in New Brunswick threaten to hit rest of Canada

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 18, 2013
Violent shale gas protests in New Brunswick threatens to hit rest of Canada

A wave of pacific demonstrations hit the country Thursday evening and more are expected on Friday.

China displaces the US as world’s main oil importer

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2013
China displaces the US as world’s main oil importer

Americans currently import close to 10 million barrels of crude per day and Canadian oil accounts for 30% of that total.

US energy boom leadership jeopardized, larger shale oilfields found

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 18, 2013
US energy boom jeopardized, larger shale oilfields found

New found formations potentially hold seven times the amount of recoverable oil located in the US and Canada together.

Fracking one "probable cause" of South Texas earthquakes

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 27, 2013
Fracking "probable cause" of South Texas earthquakes

News comes on the heels of another study implying a link between fracking and the recent wave of earthquakes that has hit Ohio.

Fracking blamed for massive wave of earthquakes in Ohio

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 20, 2013
Fracking blamed for massive wave of earthquakes in Ohio

The state registered over 100 earthquakes in less than a year. Study links them to fracking.

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Mexico uncovers long-awaited energy reform this week

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 11, 2013
Mexico uncovers long-awaited energy reform this week

Likely to open up the country’s oil industry to private investment for the first time in 75 years.

High levels of arsenic in water near fracking sites in Texas

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 10, 2013
Study: Acid mine drainage can help clean up fracking wastewater

Findings leads to believe there is a link between fracking and arsenic contamination.

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Europe must forget fantasies about repeating the US shale boom

Oilprice.com | June 19, 2013

Shale gas supporters in the UK still firmly believe that fracking holds their energy salvation and will cause energy bills to fall.

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Fracking companies take advantage of Amish religious beliefs

Oilprice.com | June 14, 2013

Kenoil agent commits fraud in duping Amish farmer.

Marine experts demand Australia stop reef mine, ports plans

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 5, 2013
Marine experts demand Australia to stop reef mine, ports plans

More than 150 scientists from 33 institutions signed a letter warning the Australian government of the mounting threats to the Great Barrier Reef from new coal ports and other industrial projects.

US government broke law when issuing shale oil leases in California

Kerry Hall | April 9, 2013
Monterey shale

Bureau of Land Management did not fully weigh the effects of fracking on the environment.

China ousts the US as the world’s main oil importer

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 4, 2013
China ousts the U.S. as the world’s main oil importer

Since the mid-1970s and until today the US held the world’s largest net oil importer position.

California braces for black gold rush

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 22, 2013
California braces for black gold rush

Companies trying to secure a price on the 15.4 billion barrels of crude oil underneath the Monterey Shale.

Big holes found in Canada’s oil spill plans

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 6, 2013
Big holes found in Canada’s oil spill plans

Report shows Canadian taxpayers could be on the hook for a massive environmental cleanup bill in the event of an offshore oil leak.

Mining magnate Rinehart bets on unconventional oil

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 30, 2013
Mining magnate Rinehart bets on unconventional oil

She invested $6.6 million Tuesday in junior Lakes Oil, which is pursuing the potential for unconventional oil and gas in the state of Victoria.

US oil imports will drop to a quarter-century low in 2014

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 10, 2013
U.S. oil imports will drop to a quarter century low in 2014

Energy Information Administration's prediction based on growth of hydraulic fracturing in states like North Dakota and Texas.

Promised Land: Fracking seen by Hollywood

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 9, 2013
Promised Land: Fracking seen by Hollywood

Despite anti-fracking groups, the U.S. expects close to $90 billion worth of investments related to shale gas in 2013

Coal seam gas mining may risk ocean life: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 27, 2012
Coal seam gas mining may risk ocean life: report

Groundwater leaks from shore into the ocean floor itself and experts are trying to figure out the implications of this for the supply of fresh water on land and aquatic life.

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