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WPX Distributes “Down Deep”, a Documentary about the Natural Gas Industry


John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media WPX, a natural gas company in the United States, has recently released a documentary that attempts to dispel the negative press and studies concerning hydraulic fracturing and the natural gas industry as a whole.  Some of the most prominent points in the film include: dispelling that all natural gas companies are evil, the ecological ...

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Polls on where Americans stand on top 5 energy issues facing Washington


NEW YORK Dec 19 (Reuters) – In the coming year, several energy issues deemed important by public opinion polls will be in the spotlight in Washington. The list includes: the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline, exports of U.S. oil, hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” decreasing ethanol requirements in gasoline, and climate change. Below is a list of public opinion polls ...

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U.S. lawmakers want hearing on natural gas methane emissions


WASHINGTON Dec 17 (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers concerned about the growing U.S. reliance on natural gas for electricity on Tuesday called for a congressional hearing on emissions of methane – a potent greenhouse gas – from oil and gas production. Henry Waxman, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives’ energy and commerce panel, and Bobby Rush, chairman of the ...

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Fracking Wastewater Would Be Shipped By Barge Under Coast Guard Proposal


By Kevin Begos (AP) PITTSBURGH (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation’s rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages. Now, the wastewater is usually disposed of by truck or rail, which poses more risk for accidents than ...

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PA Plant Recycling Shale Water


WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Starting in January, Daniel Ertel’s wastewater processing plant in Williamsport will start churning out commodities: Oil. Methanol. Sodium chloride. Eureka Resources, where Mr. Ertel is CEO, will be operating its newly constructed crystallizer and a methanol recovery system at plants in Williamsport and Towanda. They’ll take in oil and gas production water and, after distilling it ...

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