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Top 5 stories of the week July 23 – 30

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It’s warm. It’s humid. The northern plains and the Midwest have had their fair share of storms the past couple of weeks. But it hasn’t stopped the energy news from rolling in. While it’s been fairly quite on the home front, politicians and policy makers have made headlines. With Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton wrestling to see who comes out ...

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Average gasoline price could break $2 threshold

Average gasoline price could break $2 threshold

The national average price for a gallon of gasoline may rise above $2 soon. A gallon of gas averaged $1.99 in the United States late Monday afternoon, according to GasBuddy.com. The average price has risen 5 cents in the past week. The average price for a gallon of gas in Houston was $1.84 on Monday afternoon, up 6 cents from ...

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Sourcewater – helping SWDs stay afloat in turbulent times

Among the many challenges operators face in this down-market, produced water management remains their single largest operating expense. Across the board, onshore E&P’s have significantly reduced capital investment – rig counts are down and operators have high-graded assets. Yet, while ongoing declines in the price of oil further suppress drilling and completion activity, the constant stream of produced water from ...

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Wolf administration to tighten methane rules for drillers

Wolf administration to tighten methane rules for drillers

A proposal to require natural-gas drillers to reduce methane emissions will help make Pennsylvania a “national leader” in efforts to combat global warming, the Wolf administration said on Wednesday. Requiring the industry to reduce methane leaks at well pads, compressor stations and processing facilities in the Marcellus Shale could result in a 40 percent reduction in emissions, Environmental Secretary John ...

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Study: O&G not a threat to Marcellus and Utica water quality

For people living near oil and gas development in the Marcellus and Utica formations, the safety and quality of their drinking water is understandably a major concern. Though some residents may worry about oil, gas and their byproducts contaminating groundwater, Applied Geochemistry recently released a study that may comfort neighbors of the oil and gas industry. Energy InDepth reports the ...

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Study finds natural gas reserves in Appalachia larger than estimated

A shale formation that runs through portions of West Virginia and neighboring Appalachian states has more recoverable natural gas reserves than initially estimated, a new study released on Tuesday has found. Release of the findings comes one day after industry officials announced that natural gas has surpassed coal as the nation’s top source of electricity, a development made possible by ...

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Statoil to test CO2 well stimulation in the Bakken

Utilizing carbon dioxide (CO2) as an energized fracturing fluid is a common practice in Canada. In the United States, however, introducing new methods of enhanced oil recovery and well stimulation usually requires a global oil player to lead the charge. As reported by Hart Energy’s E&P Magazine, Statoil has a reputation for being open to embracing new and innovative technologies ...

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Fertilizer industry soars amid gas glut

The glut of cheap natural gas that is hindering profits and prompting job cuts among Marcellus shale drillers has been a blessing for companies that use the gas to make fertilizer for farmers. The domestic fertilizer industry is experiencing its largest growth in 25 years, thanks to gas pulled from shale in record volumes across Appalachia. “Ever since you started ...

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Fracking waste puts public at risk, study says

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Weakness in state regulations governing hazardous oil-and-gas waste have allowed the leftovers to be disposed of with little regard to the dangers they pose to human health and the environment, according to a recent study by the environmental organization Earthworks. The report says states disregard the risks because of a decades-old federal regulation that allows oil-and-gas waste to be handled ...

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Trican lays off 137 employees

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Trican Well Service recently laid off 137 employees based in Odessa, according to a notice filed with state regulators, representing another sign the strain of low prices on workers in the oil patch. The effective layoff date for the employees was March 20, according to a letter sent to the Texas Workforce Commission that was released to the Odessa American ...

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