Fracking

How The Fracking Revolution Broke OPEC's Hold On Oil Prices

In the previous article, Asia’s Insatiable Oil Demand, I covered global and regional oil consumption numbers according to the recently-released 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy.<p>To recap, global oil consumption rose to a new record high in 2018, and has now increased in 31 of the past 34 …

Oil

Study suggests potential link between fracking industry and increased sexually transmitted infections

Activists have long condemned natural gas drillers in Ohio over environmental concerns, but a recent study links the fracking industry to a different …

Oil & Gas Industry

OPINION | Anti-fracking report fails to prove ills

Two environmentalist groups just released a scathing report that concluded that “fracking” – a technique for extracting oil and natural gas from …

Natural Gas

Molinaro’s call for fracking spells hope for upstate NYers

Oil pipelines and drilling equipment<p>Marc Molinaro dropped the f-word Wednesday: “fracking.” The GOP gubernatorial hopeful said he’d back a “closely …

Oil & Gas Industry

Young people rally for climate protections in Pittsburgh

Young people led a march Saturday in downtown Pittsburgh calling on elected leaders to protect the environment or face their increasingly organized …

Pittsburgh

A mother’s battle to save her family from fracking’s environmental poisons

<i>Meara Sharma writes about culture and the environment.</i><p>It is hard to imagine now, but there was a moment, in the late 1960s, when the environment wasn’t a partisan football but rather an intensely popular concern. Americans were dying from smog, oil spills were ruining beaches, rivers were catching …

Natural Gas

Texas Brings HUGE Boon For American Oil Independence, Soon Leaving Russia And Saudi Arabia In The Dust

Thanks to American innovation and a massive shale oil boom in Texas, the United States is set to become the world's number one producer in oil by the …

Oil

Steven Todd: Concerned about fracking? Sign the Initiative 97 petition.

Fracking in the neighborhoods and open spaces of Boulder County is of grave concern to an overwhelming majority of our residents.

Oil & Gas Industry

The Remaking of Class

What do we talk about when we talk about class? Is it economic or is it cultural? Is it the working poverty of a nurse and single mother in …

Bernie Sanders

Schlumberger reports $430 million quarterly profit

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Oilfield services leader Schlumberger reported a $430 million net profit for the second quarter on Friday that showed a big …

Oil & Gas Industry

Making American oil number one again

1 hour ago<p>If there's one thing you can count on, take to the bank or bet the farm with, it's American ingenuity. Our freedom and drive is responsible …

Oil

The U.S. Set a Record for Oil Production in June

2 hours ago<p>The U.S. left OPEC in the dust in June, producing a record of just under 11 millions a day of petroleum, largely from fracking fields in …

Oil

Nebraska utility to study carbon storage for region

Nebraska's largest electric utility will participate in a federal study to develop safe methods to collect and store carbon produced by coal-fired …

Business

Schlumberger eyes international recovery, forecasts double digit growth

(Adds details from conference call)<p>By John Benny and Liz Hampton<p>July 20 (Reuters) - Schlumberger Inc said on Friday a recovery in international oil …

Oil & Gas Industry

Texas to become world's number 3 oil producer, passing Iran

America is a powerhouse and I mean that literally as well as figuratively. CNN Money reported Wednesday that Texas is set to become the world’s …

Oil

UK government begins consultation on shale gas planning reforms

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said on Thursday it had launched a consultation on proposed reforms to planning regulations for shale gas exploration in England.<p>FILE PHOTO: Anti-fracking protesters during a demonstration outside County Hall in Preston, Britain June 24, 2015. Lancashire …

Environmentalism

Fracking equated to building conservatory

<b>Measures to reduce the power of local people to hold up fracking applications have been published by the government.</b><p>Ministers propose, in a consultation, that exploratory drilling should be treated as "permitted development" under the planning system.<p>That would put drilling in the same category …

Water

Hack fracking for more methane

Microbes are thought to contribute to chemical processes that occur during hydraulic fracturing of shale. How these communities develop after …

Oil & Gas Industry

FERC Moves to Endanger Communities by Expediting Approval for Fracked Gas Exports

Washington, DC -- This morning, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Kevin McIntyre announced plans to speed federal approvals for …

Fossil Fuels

Ken Bonetti: Signature gatherers are being intimidated

Petitioning our government is a fundamental right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Here in Colorado, in reaction to a grassroots attempt to …

Boulder

Theresa May announces new environment bill

<b>A bill to protect the environment has been announced by the prime minister.</b><p>It will set out a legal framework for the government’s promise to leave the environment in a better state over the next 25 years.<p>It has been greeted enthusiastically by green groups who feared that the government’s promises …

Great Britain

STRONG VOICES: Thursday 19th July, 2018

In the show today:<p>· The Greens attack <b>cashless welfare card trials</b> following auditor general report – We hear from Greens spokesperson for Aboriginal …

Red Cross

Interior watchdog opens probe of land deal linking Zinke, Halliburton chairman

The investigation involves a real estate deal.<p>The Interior Department’s internal watchdog has launched a full investigation into a real estate deal involving a foundation established by Ryan Zinke and developers including Halliburton Chairman David Lesar, which was first reported by POLITICO last …

U.S. Politics

Former coal lobbyist visits major fracking company in Pennsylvania on first trip as EPA chief

Natural gas company has poor environmental record.<p>Western Pennsylvania has become a popular destination for the heads of President Donald Trump’s …

Environmentalism

Does fracking cause earthquakes?

Earthquakes are usually caused when rock underground suddenly breaks along a fault.<p>This sudden release of energy causes the seismic waves that make …

Natural Gas

New Data Show U.S. Flaring Has Decreased 20 Percent Since 2015

New data released this week show that the amount of natural gas flared in the United States was 20 percent below 2015 levels in 2017, declining from …

Oil & Gas Industry

Molinaro supports fracking pilot in Southern Tier

ALBANY — Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro said he would support limited test wells using fracking in a portion of upstate New York, a practice Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned after intense pressure from environmentalists four years ago.<p>"I do believe that a closely monitored ... pilot in …

Natural Gas

Cuadrilla poised to frack Britain's first horizontal shale well

LONDON (Reuters) - Energy exploration group Cuadrilla expects to start “fracking” Britain’s first horizontal shale well shortly following years of protests and government reviews into this unconventional way of extracting oil and gas.<p>The unlisted company said on Tuesday it was awaiting government …

Oil & Gas Industry

The Surprising Way Fracking’s Microbes Could Illuminate Heart Health

As an energy source, it’s controversial. But as a way to understand plaque and heart disease, fracking could be medicine’s most promising bet yet.<p>The …

Ohio State University

UK's Cuadrilla completes second shale well, waits for fracking permit

LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) -<p>* Cuadrilla says it completes drilling Britain’s second horizontal shale gas well at its Lancashire shale gas licence and will apply for consent to hydraulically fracture it “in due course”<p>* It says it expects to hydraulically fracture first well in the latter end of the …

Oil & Gas Industry