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Ohio elections chief rules against fracking proposals

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — Ohio’s elections chief has moved to invalidate ballot proposals in three counties related to the oil- and gas-drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO-sted) ruled Thursday on protests filed with his office that questioned the validity of county charter ballot proposals in Athens, Fulton and Medina (meh-DY’-nuh) counties. Husted upheld the ...

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Editorial: More productive conversation appearing between oil and gas industry and area residents

The debate about how to live with energy development operations has been a regular feature of this page and of discussions at public meetings in Weld County since hydraulic fracturing revolutionized oil and gas operations and brought a host of energy companies into the region. For a long time, the conversations felt repetitive, and the positions seemed intractable. But just ...

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Ohio ripe for fracking

JEFFERSON – As the shale industry continues to industrialize once quiet, rural swaths of the northeast and midwest United States, demand for hydraulic fracturing wastewater dump sites — or injection wells — grows. Many local government officials said they feel the industry is exploding faster than it can be contained by federal regulation — and local control was “stripped” long ...

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Brown appoints panel to review California rules for fracking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown says he’s created a panel to study how California should monitor hydraulic fracturing for oil. The panel will review a state-ordered fracking study released this month that found some of the chemicals used in California’s fracking boom likely pose a risk to public health. It said the state has failed to track them. The ...

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The Bakken and the world’s largest oil field: What’s the difference?

What’s the difference between the Bakken and Saudi Arabia’s largest oil reserve? About 50 billion barrels and 13,000 square miles, reports Bloomberg Business. Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producing country, and its Ghawar oil field is a daunting prospect for many U.S. shale oil drillers. Ghawar is the largest conventional oil reserve in the world, and its narrow, deep ...

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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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Marcellus shale field lab zeroes in on gas drilling efficiency

The first integrated, long-term examination of shale gas drilling — from before a rig breaks ground to post-production — is under way in West Virginia to help energy companies find ways to drill more cheaply and lessen environmental impacts. “We call it unprecedented, and it is,” said Ray Boswell, technology manager for the federal Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology ...

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