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Barnett Shale wells rank high for water usage

Drillers using hydraulic fracturing in the Barnett Shale were among the largest users of water when plumbing the depths in search of oil and natural gas, according to a first-ever nationwide analysis of water usage by energy companies by the U.S. Geological Survey. In a peer-reviewed paper to be published in Water Resources Research, energy companies working in the watershed ...

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Dallas area has 3.3 magnitude earthquake; nobody hurt

DALLAS — The Dallas area has been shaken by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake happened at 1:14 p.m. Monday, with the epicenter 3 miles south-southwest of Farmers Branch. Dallas police had no immediate reports of any injuries or damage. Parts of rural West Texas had a 3.1 magnitude earthquake late Sunday afternoon. USGS reports ...

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What’s at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Royal Dutch Shell is planning to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle’s waterfront before they head north — but the petrochemical giant will first have to get around protesters in kayaks and others who want to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate about fossil fuels and climate change. ...

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The debate over Arctic drilling – what’s at stake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Seattle’s mayor and environmentalists have vowed to block Royal Dutch Shell PLC from parking two Arctic offshore drilling rigs on Seattle’s waterfront, an effort to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate about fossil fuels and climate change. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The U.S. Geological Survey estimates Arctic offshore reserves at 26 billion ...

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Two small quakes shake North Texas

Two small earthquakes rattled North Texas Sunday, but as usual no major damage was reported. Initially, the U.S. Geological Survey reported that the first quake, at 10:11 a.m. Sunday about 2 miles north of Irving, had a magnitude of 3.1 magnitude. A few minutes later, it was upgraded to 3.2. Then at 4:12 p.m. a 2.5-magnitude quake was reported about ...

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Magnitude 4.1 earthquake hits central Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — The U.S. Geological Survey has reported a 4.1 magnitude earthquake in central Oklahoma. The agency recorded the tremor Monday evening about 5 miles west of Langston. It was recorded at a depth of 2.4 miles. Similar sized earthquakes can be felt more than 60 miles from the source and can cause minor damage. The Oklahoma Geological Survey ...

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USGS: Colorado 100 times more prone to severe earthquakes

A recent report from U.S. Geological Survey looks to oil and gas wastewater injection as the source of heightened seismic activity throughout 17 states, including Colorado, Oklahoma and New Mexico. According to the Denver Business Journal, the USGS evaluated records of earthquake data from 2000 to 2009, ultimately estimating that earthquakes with a magnitude of three are 100 times more ...

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How rules are shaking out: Quakes seem fewer since limits; KCC says ‘it’s too early’ to tell

As of last Friday, it had been 11 days since an earthquake rattled south-central Kansas. A year ago, that might not have seemed remarkable, but the last time it occurred was actually more than nine months ago, at the end of June 2014, according to U.S. Geological Survey figures. Since September, the region has experienced an average of 17 quakes ...

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Nebraska sediment studied for frack sand use

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey Nebraska Water Science Center may have found a solution to the state’s sediment excess: fracking. According to Prairie Business Magazine, the overabundance of sediment found in the Missouri River and Lewis and Clark Lake could potentially be used as proppant—sands used to hold open the cracks made during hydraulic fracturing. At a Missouri Sedimentation ...

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