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Fracking off to slow start in NC as wildcatters stumble

Wildcatters are having a hard time making a go of energy exploration in North Carolina. Since the state began accepting permit applications for fracking in mid-March, none have been filed, and there is little visible sign of any hydraulic fracturing activity in the state. A judge’s decision this month to temporarily halt all drilling permits for fracking in North Carolina ...

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Documentary ‘Fracking Stories’ screened at Cameo

A collection of short documentaries describing the dangers of hydraulic fracturing was screened Saturday in downtown Fayetteville. The true stories were told by residents in states where oil and natural gas are being extracted from deep below the earth through a controversial process commonly referred to as “fracking.” In one Colorado community, parents said their children developed asthma and allergies ...

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Editorial: On Earth Day 2015, clean water is on our mind

A lot of Earth Days have come and gone in the 45 years since the late Sen. Gaylord Nelson founded the annual observance. Around here, they’ve often passed with little notice beyond programs in our schools and sparsely attended observances by environmental groups. But this one feels different. This one should get more widespread notice around Fayetteville and the Cape ...

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Natural gas production permits expected to begin in 2015

With a new set of fracking rules recently finalized, North Carolina is poised next year to begin issuing permits for natural gas production. But Lee, Moore and Chatham counties, which sit atop gas-rich ancient shale rock, are not expected to see new derricks, wellheads and water tanker trucks — all of which are associated with the shale energy industry in ...

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Hartzok: Shuster lax on pipeline safety

CHAMBERSBURG — Alanna Hartzok, the Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, has taken issue again with the congressman’s performance in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Department of Transportation has missed deadlines in implementing safety rules and reporting for pipeline operators. The pipelines transmit natural gas and oil. Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has “seemingly done ...

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Louisiana earns its first LNG project


Parallax Energy, a newly formed company based in Houston, Texas, hopes to launch its first major liquefied natural gas project in Louisiana. Parallax, which was created by former UK-based BG Group PLC COO Martin Houston, will begin its Live Oak LNG project in Louisiana. Executives hope to finalize the project in November, and these are the only details Houston would reveal. Houston ...

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“We’re in a golden age for exploration” – Company profile: Southwestern Energy Co.


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media The annual Barclays CEO Energy Conference, held in New York this week, provided an opportunity for energy company executives to showcase their successes and update their colleagues on the previous year’s business. Steve Mueller, CEO of Southwestern Energy Company, gave a presentation on Tuesday outlining the company’s growth in the past year and the ...

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BHP Billiton’s investment not a bust

Oil pump. Oil industry equipment.

By: Marissa Hall, Shale Plays Media Three years after the purchase of Petrohawk Energy and a portion of Chesapeake Energy to gain a presence in shale plays in the southern United States, it appears that BHP Billiton’s $20 billion investment isn’t leading to ruin. According to an article by Christopher Helman in Forbes, after a rough first year, they finally ...

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A Natural History of the Fayetteville Shale Play

By Zach Koppang | Shale Play Media As natural history will show, events happen in cycles. Weather, economics, regional conflict can each be identified by certain cycles. As technology continues to advance at an exponential rate, new industries are burgeoning, capitalizing on the cycles of the earth’s natural history and the resources that have been locked away in, for example, ...

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