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Study: Fracking in Germany would not contaminate drinking water

Study: Fracking in Germany would not contaminate drinking water

A study by geologists at the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) found that developing Germany’s shale oil and gas with hydraulic fracturing would not contaminate drinking water resources. A Reuters report summarized its findings. Geologists used computer simulations to study what would happen to fracking fluids when injected into the bedrock of the North German Basin. “We ...

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Rice University lab wins contract to develop downhole microchip

Rice University lab wins contract to develop downhole microchip

HOUSTON – (Jan. 27, 2016) – A Rice University laboratory, Integrated Systems and Circuits (RISC), today announced it has developed a new generation of microchips, approximately the size of a grain of sand, that travel downhole through fracturing fluids to plot the cracks and pores through which oil and gas move to the surface. Activated by electromagnetic signals sent from an above-ground ...

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Wheatfield fracking moratorium effective immediately

WHEATFIELD — The Wheatfield Town Board has approved a moratorium which temporarily prohibits multiple uses of fracking waste within town limits. The unanimous vote, taken by the town board during Monday’s meeting, came in response to a rise in public concern over the past few months with regard to National Fuel’s proposed gas dehydrator on Liberty Drive. Since National Fuel ...

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Filings show pipeline company considered compressor station for Winchester

WINCHESTER — A recent federal filing by the developer of a controversial pipeline reveals the firm considered putting a vital piece of the project in Winchester, although it’s unclear whether that option’s still on the table. And as a federal commission considers the need for the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, local residents say recent problems with the commission’s website have ...

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No fracking pits allowed under new DEP regs for oil and gas industry

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Wednesday made available thousands of pages of documents outlining new rules for the oil and gas industry. Among the trove of public documents are increased regulations for unconventional drillers, which apply to companies extracting natural resources from the Marcellus Shale. All of it can be found here. Some of the biggest changes include ...

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NY village loses case over fracking water sales

PAINTED POST, N.Y. — An upstate New York village has lost a court challenge of its water sales to a Shell Oil Co. subsidiary for shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania. Environmental groups and several individuals sued after the Steuben (stoo-BEHN’) County village of Painted Post signed a contract in 2012 with Shell subsidiary SWEPI LP. The five-year contract called for ...

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Florida commissioners unanimously agree on fracking ban

TAVARES — Lake County commissioners today unanimously voted to oppose bills moving quickly through the Legislature that would strip counties of the right to regulate or ban fracking. Commissioner Welton Cadwell proposed the measure, which also is supported by the Florida Association of Counties. Lake became the 33rd of Florida’s 67 counties to object to the state’s attempted takeover of ...

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