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By: Anthony Rome Google+ | Bakken.com CMO at Shaleplays Media President at Engage Media Strategies

EDITORIAL: Texas quake-busters should focus on their accomplishments

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Some Azle-area residents said they were disappointed with the Railroad Commission on Tuesday after they rode a chartered bus to Austin and packed a commission hearing to complain about earthquakes they believe are caused by natural gas production. Their disappointment is understandable.They would rather have come away from the hearing with the three commissioners, who regulate oil and gas production ...

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Discord runs deep on new drilling rules

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Four members of the Department of Environmental Protection presided over a divided house Wednesday night at Washington & Jefferson College. Every five minutes, either the left side of the room or the right would break into applause at the first southwestern Pennsylvania public hearing of the agency’s proposed new oil and gas regulations. Citizens who felt the regulations don’t go ...

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Center for Sustainable Shale Development opens application process, names executive director

Center for Sustainable Shale Development

PITTSBURGH — Officials for the Center for Sustainable Shale Development have announced it is officially open for business. Officials said Tuesday that CSSD’s certification program is now accepting applicants, a process open to all oil and gas operators in the Appalachian Basin. The certification program is based on 15 performance standards focusing on the protection of air, climate, water and ...

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County approves two wind energy reinvestment zones

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In what was already assumed to be a foregone conclusion, Hale County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved two 5-year reinvestment zones for wind farm projects going up on opposite sides of the county. The zones, which can be renewed after five years, were approved in two separate public hearings held after Monday’s regularly scheduled commissioners court session. The first, held ...

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Parker, Wise residents vow to confront state officials about quakes

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AZLE — Armed with the battle cry “Shake the earth in Austin!” residents of Parker and Wise counties on Monday vowed to pack the next meeting of the Texas Railroad Commission to demand answers about the earthquakes that have rattled their communities since November. About 300 people turned out for the meeting in Azle’s Community Center, many saying they did ...

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Local company cites Lafayette’s fracking ban as reason to expand in Louisville

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A Boulder company that counts oil and gas operators among its customers and cited Lafayette’s ballot measure to prohibit fracking as a major reason behind its decision not to relocate to that city has opened a new office in Louisville. XetaWave, a maker of long-range radios and wireless technology platforms, began its expansion into a 17,000-square-foot building in the Colorado ...

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France’s Total joins shale gas hunt in Britain

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Total  has agreed to invest up to $48 million for a stake in shale licenses in Britain, the first major oil company to back the industry in a country seen as one of Europe’s strongest prospects for unconventional oil and gas development. Dart Energy  said on Monday Total would acquire a 40 percent interest in two licenses ...

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Court decision may have big impact on drilling

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Three weeks after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out key sections of the state’s oil and gas law, legal experts remain at odds over how much of a wreckage the court made of Gov. Corbett’s signature legislation. Lawyers acting on behalf of two state agencies asked the court on Jan. 2 to reconsider its decision, which the governor’s general counsel ...

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