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Editorial: Flaring: the dark side of the oil boom

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The San Antonio Express-News The flaring of natural gas in the Eagle Ford Shale makes for spectacular images. And it is slowly killing Texas and the world. The state clearly needs to begin offering more than the illusion of regulation. This is the biggest take-away from the exhaustively reported four-part series, “Up In Flames,” in the Express-News by Jennifer Hiller ...

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While the gas burns, companies explore solutions

Jennifer Hiller and John Tedesco | The San Antonio Express-News KARNES COUNTY — On a recent spring day, a crew from the Norwegian energy company Statoil arrived at a gravel pad in Karnes County where three brand new wells hissed with the sound of pressurized gas. “Hear that money?” foreman Jerry Williams joked as he parked a pickup. Hydrocarbons moved ...

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Flares emitting more pollution than refineries

By JENNIFER HILLER and JOHN TEDESCO | San Antonio Express-News Amber Lyssy used to love driving to her family’s Wilson County farm. “I would roll my windows down and smell the fresh country air,” Lyssy said. But lately, she’s not sure what she’s breathing as oil wells and natural gas flares from the Eagle Ford Shale boom creep up to the ...

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Up in flames: Waste and pollution in the Eagle Ford

John Tedesco and Jennifer Hiller | San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — Oil and gas companies rushing to drill in the Eagle Ford Shale since 2009 have burned and wasted billions of cubic feet of natural gas — enough to meet the needs for an entire year of every San Antonio-area household that relies on the fossil fuel. Faced with ...

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Up in Flames

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John Tedesco & Jennifer Hiller | San Antonio Express-News The energy boom that transformed South Texas into an economic powerhouse also has created a prolific source of air pollution and wasted natural gas. A yearlong investigation by the San Antonio Express-News shows that gas flares spreading across the Eagle Ford Shale are burning and wasting billions of cubic feet of natural ...

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Moniz tours Hess facility

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ United States Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz took a tour of Hess Corp’s facilities in western North Dakota this weekend while he was visiting the state for a conference in Bismarck.  The tour took place in facilities near Tioga, ND. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven accompanied him on the tour. He viewed the drilling process ...

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Tribe takes aim at wrong target on flaring

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Rob Port | Bakken.com Contributor It is understandable that the folks on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation want to fix the flaring problem. After all, the reservation is home to some of the worst flaring in the state. Last month, based on numbers I obtained from the Department of Mineral Resources, I pointed out that flaring on the reservation was ...

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APNewsBreak: Tribe wants fee on wasted natural gas

James Macpherson | Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tribal leaders on an American Indian reservation in North Dakota want to make oil companies pay for burning and wasting natural gas. The Three Affiliated Tribes outlined its plan to impose fees in a six-page document sent to oil companies. The tribe says companies would be required to pay royalties for ...

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