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Help wanted in China’s energy sector

Jared Anderson | Breaking Energy China’s race to meet rapidly rising energy demand is driving a scramble to find experienced talent to staff its booming energy sector. China is among the world’s top ten producers of oil and gas, and is the world’s largest coal producer, according to BP’s latest Statistical Review of World Energy. And an Energy Information Administration ...

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Colo. Oil & Gas Association: Lafayette residents’ fracking lawsuit ‘frivolous’

Alex Burness | The Boulder Daily Camera, Colo. The Colorado Oil & Gas Association has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought forth by two Lafayette residents who seek immediate enforcement of the fracking ban passed in November by the city’s voters. In a statement released Tuesday, COGA described the suit as “frivolous.” In November, 60 percent of Lafayette ...

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Gas pipeline issues challenge for producers, users


David Conti | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Ten years ago, developers were building terminals to import liquefied natural gas, experts predicted production increases of less than 1 percent annually, and insufficient pipelines into New England during the cold winter sent prices soaring. A decade into the “shale gas revolution,” the pipeline issues remain as surging production makes distribution a challenge. “We have ...

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Niobrara operator anticipates production values of 90% and higher

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media EnerJex Resources, an independent exploration and production company, has announced updates on its drilling and development activities in Colorado and Kansas. In the Niobrara formation EnerJex has recently tested a second confirmation well located on a different subsurface structure about one mile away from the well it had previously reported on. The test results ...

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Midland unlikely to face anti-fracturing petition

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Mella McEwen | Midland Reporter-Telegram Denton, which sits atop the prolific Barnett shale and with a population roughly equal to Midland, recently waded into the controversy over hydraulic fracturing. Denton City Council members voted down a petition to ban hydraulic fracturing, sending it to a public vote in November. Midland sits in the heart of the Permian Basin and atop prolific ...

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Halliburton delayed releasing details on fracking chemicals after Monroe County spill

Laura Arenschield | The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio) A fracking company made federal and state agencies that oversee drinking-water safety wait days before it shared a list of toxic chemicals that spilled from a drilling site into a tributary of the Ohio River. Although the spill following a fire on June 28 at the Statoil North America well pad in Monroe ...

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Gulf Oil plans LNG facility in Great Bend


Brendan Gibbons | Times-Tribune An oil company with Pennsylvania roots plans to have a liquefied natural gas plant up and running in Great Bend, Susquehanna County, by the end of 2015. The plant would accept natural gas from Williams’ Windsor-Montrose-Washington gathering line and compress it for storage and delivery as a liquid, according to a petition the company, Gulf Oil ...

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Experts: Fracking has potential in California Valley


Reed Fujii | The Record (Stockton, Calif.) STOCKTON — Fracking, the practice of fracturing underground rock formations to tap previously unrecoverable troves of oil and natural gas, holds huge potential for the San Joaquin Valley, a panel of experts said Thursday. But that potential may still be years in the future, as fracking has proved less effective in California’s complex geology ...

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Fracking-Inspired Artwork At Real Art Ways


By Susan Dunne | The Hartford Courant Victor Pacheco moved to Rochester, N.Y., years ago, and saw signs on lawns about fracking. He didn’t know what that was, so he went online and did some research. What he found fascinated him. “I want to explore the process and share it with people. It’s not like ‘you shouldn’t do this’,” the ...

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Europe wants the energy, but not the fracking

Sean Cockerham | McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – Fracking for oil and natural gas remains slow to take hold in Europe in spite of deepening fears over the continent’s energy dependence on Russia. Europe is under increasing pressure internally and from the United States to cut energy imports from Russia, which supplies the continent with some 30 percent of its natural ...

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