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Air near fracking sites carries cancer risk, study finds

ALBANY — Tests of air around homes near natural gas drilling wells and other production equipment in five state found potentially carcinogenic levels of chemicals, according to a study that involved a researcher from the University at Albany. Published Thursday in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health, the study examined air pollution around gas production sites in Pennsylvania, which has been ...

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Plaintiffs accuse Exxon of stifling oil spill case

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Plaintiffs in an oil spill lawsuit against Exxon Mobil want documents in the case to be public. The plaintiffs’ attorneys say the oil company has declared every single page of 872,000 pages about the maintenance and repair of the Pegasus pipeline confidential. They filed a motion on Monday in U.S. District Court, asking a federal judge to ...

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New midstream company to provide services to small but promising producers

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Executives from High Sierra Energy, which merged with NGL Energy Partners in 2012, have created a new midstream oil company called First River Energy LLC, according to a report from the Denver Business Journal. The company will place its focus on smaller, independent producers and will offer crude oil gathering and marketing services. The ...

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Man dies on oil rig in Stanley

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The Associated Press reported today that a man from Arkansas has died on the job while working on an oil rig in western North Dakota. On Tuesday, Alan Eberhand, 51 from Harrisburg, Ark., was working on a payloader hose for Dalton Logistics when the forklift on the machine collapsed, pinning him.  His body has been sent to the state medical ...

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563: Supplying the Permian Basin’s Rigs

Corey Paul | Odessa American Rig No. 647 in Gardendale that looks almost like a pulling unit, its mast slanted and propped up by cables. But a Savanna Drilling crew of five hooked pipe after pipe this week, drilling toward 11,000 feet in search of crude in the Permian Basin’s stacked tight rock formations. Brady-based Loadcraft Industries built this mobile ...

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Study shows how drilling wastewater causes quakes


WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably shaking up Oklahoma. Those wells seem to have triggered more than 100 small-to-medium earthquakes in the past five years, according to a study published Thursday by the journal Science. Many of the quakes were much farther away from ...

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Chaffee Crossing Oil Recycler Pumping Up Production

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By John Lovett for the Times Record (Fort Smith, Ark.) Fort Smith Petro Environmental, an oil recycling company at 11802 Roberts Blvd. in Chaffee Crossing, is selling 600 barrels of its recycled oil a week to companies for reuse. The small business plans to build a larger office on site soon to accommodate a growing operation. In the oil and gas extraction ...

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Arkansas Oil Spill Lawsuit Against ExxonMobil To Proceed

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by federal and state officials will go forward against ExxonMobil over a crude oil spill that forced the evacuation of 22 homes in Mayflower, a U.S. district judge ruled Monday. U.S. Attorney Christopher Thyer and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel sued the energy company after an estimated 150,000 gallons of oil spilled from ExxonMobil’s ...

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A Natural History of the Fayetteville Shale Play

By Zach Koppang | Shale Play Media As natural history will show, events happen in cycles. Weather, economics, regional conflict can each be identified by certain cycles. As technology continues to advance at an exponential rate, new industries are burgeoning, capitalizing on the cycles of the earth’s natural history and the resources that have been locked away in, for example, ...

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Tornadoes Kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

By Andrew DeMillo and Cjristina Huynh VILONIA, Ark. (AP) — Emergency officials were searching for survivors Monday in the debris left by a powerful tornado that killed at least 16 people in Arkansas and carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock. The tornado that slammed into Vilonia, just west of the capital city, grew to about half ...

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