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Injection wells spur concerns in Athens County

COOLVILLE, Ohio — Five months ago, Felicia Mettler had never heard the term injection well. She didn’t know what one was or what it held. She didn’t know what an injection well looked like. She lives with her husband and children in a wood-frame house in a rural part of Athens County near the Hocking River, and she relishes the ...

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Orange County likely to oppose fracking

As Republican-led state legislators consider rules to make it easier for oil and gas companies to use fracking and other controversial drilling methods in Florida, Orange County is likely to join the growing ranks of communities fighting the practice. “I never thought fracking would be an issue here in Florida,” said Orange County commissioner Pete Clarke, who proposed that the ...

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Quiet hurricane season leaves oil oversupply

A quiet Atlantic hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico ended Monday without a storm-induced price rise to lift crude oil from its slump. Tropical Storm Bill made landfall on Matagorda Island, Texas, on June 16. It was the only system to hit the Gulf of Mexico in 2015. Bill brought coastal flooding and gusty winds to the Texas coast ...

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Estero, Florida hears from Rodrigues on fracking

Estero’s village council on Monday heard Rep. Ray Rodrigues explain his plan to regulate in Florida the oil drilling industry’s use of an extraction method known as “fracking.” Hydraulic or acid fracturing, better known as fracking, is the process of drilling into the earth and then injecting a high-pressure mixture to force oil out of the ground. The mixture can ...

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Foes challenge proposed fracking in national forest in Ohio

ATHENS, Ohio — Opponents are pushing back as a federal agency again considers requests to open Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio to oil and gas drilling. The Buckeye Forest Council, Sierra Club, Athens County Fracking Action Networks and other advocacy groups have called for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to conduct a “full-scale environmental report” before allowing drilling ...

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Propel SSP Proppant Transport Technology Increases Hydrocarbon Production 39 Percent in Six-Well Field Trial

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fairmount Santrol announces today a successful six-well field trial using its proprietary Propel SSP™ proppant transport technology. Initial 90-day oil production increased 39% compared with offset wells. Field trial details are summarized in a case study available on Fairmount Santrol’s website by clicking here. In the Three Forks and Middle Bakken ...

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Texas regulator maintains gas company permits despite earthquakes

AUSTIN, Texas — The regulatory agency overseeing the oil and gas industry in Texas has voted to maintain the wastewater injection permits for two companies whose North Texas wells are believed to have caused a series of small earthquakes. The Texas Railroad Commission decided Tuesday to allow the permits. The commission previously ordered hearings after a university study suggested the ...

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‘Fractivists’ to strategize over fracking bill

Self-described “fractivists,” upset with a new state law they say strips away local control of oil and gas drilling, plan to meet in Dallas next week to develop a strategy to challenge House Bill 40. Organizers hope that panel discussions on Nov. 5 and Nov. 7 will lead to passage of a resolution that voices support for local control over ...

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