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Susquehanna suspends water for 10 PA frac companies

Susquehanna suspends water for 10 PA frac companies

Susquehanna River Basin Commission has suspended water withdrawals for 10 hydraulic fracturing companies in 5 PA counties The suspension is due to the steady decline of the hydrologic conditions as a result of a winter and spring with little snow .. Read More

Oil and Gas, Solutions | 04.25.12 | No Comments

EPA Plans Clean Water Act changes thanks to Fracking

EPA Plans Clean Water Act changes thanks to Fracking

There is a plan by the Environmental Protection Agency for new regulations on wastewater generated from hydraulic fracturing. The EPA has taken steps recently to boost federal regulation of the technique, also known as fracking, announcing it will de.. Read More

Oil and Gas | 11.21.11 | No Comments

EPA to Develop Natural Gas Wastewater Standards

EPA to Develop Natural Gas Wastewater Standards

EPA Announces Schedule to Develop Natural Gas Wastewater Standards. Announcement is part of administration’s priority to ensure natural gas development continues safely and responsibly Release date: 10/20/2011 Contact Information: Enesta J.. Read More

Oil and Gas | 11.17.11 | No Comments

What is in Frac Fluid?

What is in Frac Fluid?

With so much controversy raging over Frac fluid and drilling, not to mention the inordinate amount of precious fresh water being wasted, here's an interesting article on just what is in Frac fluid. Mark Green is the author of this article. Here's the.. Read More

Oil and Gas | 11.16.11 | No Comments

USEPA Announces Final Study Plan to Assess Hydraulic Fracturing

USEPA Announces Final Study Plan to Assess Hydraulic Fracturing

At the request of Congress, EPA is working to better understand potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Natural gas plays a key role in our nation’s clean energy future and the process known as hydraulic fracturing.. Read More

Oil and Gas | 11.9.11 | No Comments

Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling - Interactive Website

Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling – Interactive Website

Did you know the following about Marcellus Shale and hydraulic fracturing ... A typical Marcellus Shale well is drilled 5,000 to 9,000 feet vertically and up to 10,000 feet horizontally Each drill site requires between 3 and 5 million gallo.. Read More

Featured, Oil and Gas | 11.4.11 | 6 Comments

Santos helps community with water tests made public

Santos helps community with water tests made public

With so much controversy raging over the Coal Seam Gas projects in Queensland, Australia, in the interests of transparency, Santos is aiming to broadcast their water testing results online for all to see. Santos is hoping for Queensland communities t.. Read More

Featured, Oil and Gas | 11.1.11 | No Comments

The 3rd Unconventional Hydrocarbons Summit 2012

The 3rd Unconventional Hydrocarbons Summit 2012

China  now  is playing catch-up to Asian rivals in the race to buy into North America's Unconventional natural-gas sector: China National Offshore Oil Corporation Ltd. agreed in October to pay up to $2.16 billion for a 33.3 percent stake in Ches.. Read More

Featured, Oil and Gas | 10.30.11 | No Comments

Photo tour of a gas drilling site in Pennsylvania

Photo tour of a gas drilling site in Pennsylvania

All the talk about gas drilling, fracking and you have no idea what it really looks like 'on the ground'? Well here's your chance - thanks to the New York City Environmental Protection Department, here is a slideshow photo tour of a natural gas hy.. Read More

Featured, Oil and Gas | 10.28.11 | No Comments

Water Use and Sustainable Development in Coal Mining

Water Use and Sustainable Development in Coal Mining

A CASE STUDY FROM CENTRAL QUEENSLAND¹ Robin Evans (Senior Researcher, Sustainable Minerals Institute, UQ) Peter Roe (Manager – Environment, BMA Coal) Jim Joy (Director, Mineral Industry Safety and Health Centre, UQ) ABSTRACT   The u.. Read More

Mining, Oil and Gas | 10.27.11 | No Comments

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