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Test taking: Continental Resources completes key test in North Dakota’s Bakken shale

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By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor By far the largest producer from the world’s fastest-growing oil field, Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources Inc. is intently focused on a half-dozen areas scattered throughout North Dakota’s Bakken shale. Continental and other producers in the area have spent much of the past several years testing sections throughout the field to determine how thick the different ...

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Governor Fallin: Let scientists study earthquakes before any drilling decisions are made

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STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma scientists need to determine if there is a correlation between earthquake activity and oil and natural gas drilling before she would consider a ban on fracking or injection drilling, Gov. Mary Fallin told Stillwater residents Monday. The Republican governor spent the day in Stillwater, helping Oklahoma State University launch its OSU Teach program, meeting with Stillwater ...

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Journal publishes study linking energy activity to Oklahoma’s largest recorded earthquake

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By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor Research linking Oklahoma’s 2011 magnitude 5.7 earthquake to the state’s oil and natural gas activity was published this week in the Journal of Geophysical Research. The paper, co-written by former University of Oklahoma seismologist Kathleen Keranen, found that an earlier 5.0 earthquake near Prague was linked to a water injection well and that the first ...

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As quakes rise, Texas still seeking answers

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Lynda Stokes admits to being frustrated as she waits for Texas regulators to offer a solution to the swarm of small earthquakes that shook the area near her home in Reno in recent months. “I see what the other states have done — they close the wells and the earthquakes go away,” said Stokes, the mayor of the Parker County ...

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Brownback appoints panel to study recent earthquakes, fracking waste

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Calling it a “matter of public safety,” Gov. Sam Brownback has appointed a committee to study whether oil and gas activity is behind the recent spate of minor earthquakes in Kansas. Expansion of the oil and gas recovery method known as “fracking” has coincided with a series of small quakes in areas that had long been seismically stable. Fracking doesn’t ...

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Keystone XL foes undaunted by State Dept. report

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With yet another obstacle removed for the Keystone XL pipeline, opponents were pressing forward with a lawsuit to challenge the project, public protests and an effort to inject the issue into the November elections. Supporters and opponents both were quick to claim victories with the U.S. State Department report released Friday, which raised no major objections ...

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Analysis: Oil drillers in Oklahoma hope to ‘SCOOP’ competitors – Chicago Tribune

Elizabeth Dilts12:14 a.m. CST, January 17, 2014 NEW YORK (Reuters) – A handful of energy firms are rushing their rigs to several counties in southern Oklahoma, convinced they’ve found the next shale play to expand America’s oil boom.While the number of rigs is leveling off in places like the North Dakota Bakken, oil drilling by companies including Continental Resources and Marathon ...

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