Fracking

Canadian government ‘not pleased’ with Nova Scotia’s plans to ban fracking

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 5, 2014
Canadian government ‘not pleased’ with Nova Scotia’s plans to ban fracking

The Atlantic province will introduce legislation to prohibit high-volume hydraulic fracturing for onshore shale gas this fall.

Kinder Morgan merges assets in $70-billion deal

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 11, 2014
Kinder Morgan merges assets in $70-billion deal

The merger is the largest in the energy sector in the last 15 years.

Half the UK now open up for fracking

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 29, 2014
Half the UK now open up for fracking

Special protection will be given to national parks, areas of outstanding natural beauty and world heritage sites, says the government.

Germany to resume fracking by 2015 under tougher environmental norms

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 10, 2014
Germany to resume fracking by 2015 under tougher environmental norms

After a two-year moratorium,, Germany is ready to allow fracking and so reduce the country's dependency on Russian energy.

Halved since 2011, EPA rules to push coal price down another 20%

Frik Els | June 4, 2014
Halved since 2011, EPA rules to push coal price down another 20%

EPA's radical new rules make building new coal-fired power plants unfeasible while 15% of existing capacity will be shut down within two years, reducing demand.

Canadian studies endorsing fracking highly flawed — critics

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 4, 2014
Canadian studies endorsing fracking highly flawed — critics

The two documents released Tuesday conclude the debated extraction process just needs to be closely monitored and properly regulated.

Billions of barrels-worth of shale oil found in southern England

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 23, 2014
Billions of barrels-worth of shale oil found in southern England

The discovery has already pushed British authorities to start mulling plans to ease rules on accessing shale oil and gas, including drilling without landowners' permission.

EPA considers stricter disclosure on fracking fluids

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 9, 2014
EPA considers stricter disclosure on fracking fluids

The agency will begin soliciting comment on whether companies should publicly list the chemicals used to extract fuels out of the ground.

Texas ranch family gets $3 million in 'fraccident' suit

Frik Els | April 24, 2014
Texas ranch family gets $3 million in 'fraccident' suite

Jury awards Texas family $3m for health problems like nausea and nosebleeds said to be as a result of a fracking well a few kilometres from their farm.

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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?

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.

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.

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