Hydraulic Fracturing

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.

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.

EU 'invites' member states to apply set of 'minimum principles' to hydraulic fracturing

Ana Komnenic | January 22, 2014
President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso

Environmental groups outraged.

Russia is getting queasy about Ukraine's shale plans

Ana Komnenic | January 17, 2014
Russia gets queasy over Ukraine's fracking plans

Ukraine has two major shale gas production deals with Chevron and Shell.

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.

National Energy Board tells companies to publicly disclose hydraulic fracturing fluid recipes

Ana Komnenic | November 27, 2013
NEB tells companies to disclose hydraulic fracturing fluid recipes

Hydraulic fracturing blends are often exempt from disclosure because they're considered a trade secret.

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.

Here's how the US is becoming the world's biggest oil and gas producer

Ana Komnenic | November 18, 2013
Here's why the US is about to become the world's biggest oil and gas producer

Six regions account for nearly 90% of US oil production growth and 100% of domestic natural gas production growth.

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.

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.

'It's all about the money': Heading to oil jobs in North Dakota

Michael Allan McCrae | July 27, 2013
oil jobs north dakota

"It's the only reason people come out here, I am pretty sure. I think if they say something else they are lying."

Father of fracking dead at 94

Michael Allan McCrae | July 27, 2013
george p. mitchell father of fracking

"Everyone told him he was just wasting his time and money."

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.

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Energy – balancing the bonanza: Interview with Mark Thoma

Oilprice.com | May 23, 2013

If you want an objective view of energy, ask an economist, who can tell you what to expect to pay at the pump in the coming years, and why, as well as what to expect from medium- and long-term economic growth and what the real drivers will be.

The oil market will be transformed: International Energy Agency

Michael Allan McCrae | May 14, 2013
international energy agency oil transformative two

Margin pressure at refineries.

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