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Company puts used fracking fluid to other uses

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Deep-well injection of used fracking fluid raises concerns of environmental pollution and pressure-stimulated earthquakes. Just north of Fairmont, overlooking the east side of the Monongahela River and Bellview across the water, a small plant is busy providing an alternative. Since 2013, Fairmont Brine Processing has been cleaning up frack fluid and producing distilled water for re-use in ...

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Oilfield super center takes first steps in the Eagle Ford Shale

A one-stop-shop for Eagle Ford oil and gas producers is now in San Antonio as FMC Technologies officially announced its opening. FMC Technology cut the ribbon to its $15 million building this week. The San Antonio Business Journal reported that the facility takes four of the company’s businesses — fluid control, wellhead, flowback and measurement services — and puts them ...

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ND oil officials praise EPA water study

Officials representing the oil and gas industry in North Dakota are praising the results of the Environmental Protection Agency’s study which examined the potential effects hydraulic fracturing has on drinking water. The five-year study concluded that the hydraulic fracturing process has “no widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water.” As reported by KX News, North Dakota officials said the study proves ...

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New fracking technology in the works

One question that has been asked and wondered about is whether or not the chemicals used in hydraulic fracking manage to contaminate drinking water supplies.  But testing drinking water for contaminants and being able to link it back to gas drilling has been rather challenging.  Two students from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton school may have solved this vary problem for ...

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CU-Boulder study: Fracking fluid no more toxic than common household products

The chemicals found in fracking fluid collected in five states — including Colorado — were no more toxic than common household substances, according to a newly released study by researchers at the University of Colorado. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Analytical Chemistry, found that chemicals in the fracking fluid samples also were found in everyday products such as ...

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Fracking fluid spill backs up Greeley traffic for hours


Tyler Silvy | Greeley Tribune Traffic was backed up for hours Friday afternoon on U.S. 34 Bypass after a truck spilled fracking fluid near 65th Avenue. “They slammed on their brakes as they were coming up, and the barrel came free of their trailer and started leaking,” Greeley firefighter Doug Gilliland said. Fluid spilled from about a quarter mile east ...

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Shale drillers’ landfill records don’t match those of Pennsylvania DEP


Anya Litvak | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette EQT Corp. told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that it sent 21 tons of drill cuttings from its Marcellus Shale wells to area landfills in 2013. But landfills in southwestern Pennsylvania told a different story. Six facilities in this part of the state reported receiving nearly 95,000 tons of drill cuttings and fracking fluid ...

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Diesel is used in fracking without permits, report says

Neela Banerjee | LA Times WASHINGTON – Energy companies have used thousands of gallons of diesel to frack for oil and gas without obtaining the necessary permits required under federal law, according to a new report by the Environmental Integrity Project. The watchdog group’s review of industry and federal data from 2010 to 2014, released Wednesday, found 351 wells in ...

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480 barrels of hydrochloric acid spill at Oklahoma drilling site

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ A tank holding hydrochloric acid used for fracking fluid has spilled 480 barrels onto a drilling site operated by Blake Production in Oklahoma. Ari Phillips from ThinkProgress.org reports: An acid spill on Monday in rural Kingfisher County northwest of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma could turn out to be the largest spill “in relation to fracking materials” ...

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Spill continues at oil well near Tioga


By JOSH WOOD | Associated Press WILLISTON, N.D. — An oil well near the town of Tioga continued to leak oil, gas and fracking fluid on Monday, days after authorities learned about the problem, a local official said. Williams County emergency coordinator Mike Hallesy said he was notified Friday evening of the spill in the western North Dakota’s oil patch ...

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