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Texas oil and gas regulator dashes Army Corps’ drilling rule

Texas oil and gas regulator dashes Army Corps' drilling rule

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — Texas’ oil and gas regulator has challenged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ authority to ban hydraulic fracturing and limit injection wells near a North Texas dam. In a letter sent to the corps on Thursday, Texas Railroad Commission Executive Director Kimberly Corley questioned restrictions the corps announced last week that would ban fracking within ...

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Sourcewater Founder Joshua Adler to Speak at Produced Water Society, Houston

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Sourcewater, the water exchange for the energy ecosystem, announced that its founding chief executive Joshua Adler will be a featured speaker at the Produced Water Society Annual Seminar at the Omni Westside Hotel in Houston, Texas, January 26-28, 2016. This year’s meeting will focus on reducing the cost of oil and gas operations through best practices, new technology and strategic ...

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Oklahoma oil, gas regulators order changes after earthquakes

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The state commission that regulates Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry ordered some injection well operators to reduce wastewater disposal volumes on Monday after at least a dozen earthquakes hit an area north of Oklahoma City in less than a week. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission said it was implementing a plan that affects five wastewater injection wells ...

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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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Railroad Commission says injection wells not linked to Azle earthquakes

The Texas Railroad Commission agreed Tuesday that two wastewater injection wells northwest of Fort Worth did not cause a rash of earthquakes more than a year ago. Commissioners unanimously agreed with hearing examiners that there was insufficient evidence to support findings that wells controlled by EnerVest Operating and XTO Energy near Reno and Azle contributed to seismic activity. The commissioners ...

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Groups to sue EPA in effort to better regulate disposal of fracking waste

Eight environmental organizations announced today they intend to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force it to set new and tighter standards for disposal of oil and gas drilling and fracking waste that they say threatens public health and the environment. The groups, in a notice of intent to sue filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., allege ...

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W. Virginia is getting a wastewater treatment complex

A Denver-based company is teaming up with Veolia Water Technologies Inc. and Veolia North America to construct a wastewater treatment complex in West Virginia. Antero Resources Corporation shared last Wednesday it will be partnering up with the two companies and designing and building a “state-of-the-art advanced wastewater treatment complex in Doddridge County, West Virginia,” states the company’s press release. The ...

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Kansas earthquake decline coincides with injection rate reductions

Earthquakes in Kansas have decreased since the Kansas Corporation Commission ordered oil companies in two southern counties to reduce the amount of saltwater they inject back into the ground, a state official said Friday. But it’s too soon to tell whether the decrease is a direct result of the KCC mandate, said Rex Buchanan, interim director of the Kansas Geological ...

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Utica and Marcellus activity in Ohio

Activity in the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations in Ohio have seen some changes compared to the last well activity update, and apparently injection wells are getting a lot of attention from the public. Monday evening, residents and town officials from townships that have been impacted by the boom of fracking and injection wells in Ohio and Pennsylvania gathered together ...

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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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