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Chevron sends Pizza Vouchers


By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media On Tuesday, February 11 a gas well owned by Chevron Corp. exploded in the small rural community of Bobtown in the Dunkart Township of Pennsylvania. The explosion was so large that many people in the area of the township felt the explosion happen and thought that it was in their own homes. The flames ...

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Train carrying Canadian oil derails, leaks in Pennsylvania (Updated)


By Robert Gibbons and Elizabeth Dilts NEW YORK Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:41pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – A 120-car Norfolk Southern Corp train carrying heavy Canadian crude oil derailed and spilled in western Pennsylvania on Thursday, adding to a string of recent accidents that have prompted calls for stronger safety standards. There were no reports of injury or fire ...

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Study of fracking risks used to bolster temporary drilling ban

citizen shale

An assessment released Wednesday by an environmental group concluded natural gas drilling in Western Maryland comes with a high risk of contaminating groundwater and surface water, causing air pollution and consuming land. The study, commissioned by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Citizen Shale, examined 10 potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking.” For critics of the drilling ...

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Driller wants to use rock waste for roads

drilling cuttings

Range Resources wants to start using gas well drilling “cuttings” — the waste rock material brought to the surface at well drilling sites — as a paving material to build Marcellus and Utica shale gas drilling pads and access roads. The Range application for a state general permit is the first by a Marcellus Shale gas drilling company under a ...

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Discord runs deep on new drilling rules

oil heart

Four members of the Department of Environmental Protection presided over a divided house Wednesday night at Washington & Jefferson College. Every five minutes, either the left side of the room or the right would break into applause at the first southwestern Pennsylvania public hearing of the agency’s proposed new oil and gas regulations. Citizens who felt the regulations don’t go ...

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Duke Study Finds an Effective Wastewater Removal Method

fracking water

By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media Fracking wastewater is far and beyond one of the most talked about and criticized outputs from hydraulic  fracturing. The chemicals found in its wastewater are what some American citizens believe to be the cause of the contamination of the ground water where fracking has been occurring.  There are many new ways to dispose of, ...

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Court decision may have big impact on drilling


Three weeks after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out key sections of the state’s oil and gas law, legal experts remain at odds over how much of a wreckage the court made of Gov. Corbett’s signature legislation. Lawyers acting on behalf of two state agencies asked the court on Jan. 2 to reconsider its decision, which the governor’s general counsel ...

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