Rich Fitzgerald on Fracking

As the upcoming election approaches, an important topic, especially for Western Pennsylvania, has been fracking. On September 22, SHALE INSIGHT 2016 was held in Pittsburgh, and provided participants a front-row seat for the most important discussions on shale development, featuring some of the most prominent industry and government leaders. Attendees networked with the most influential […]

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California farms are using drilling wastewater to grow crops

By Bloomberg California’s epic drought is pushing Big Oil to solve a problem it’s struggled with for decades: what to do with the billions of gallons of wastewater that gush out of wells every year. Golden State drillers have pumped much of that liquid back underground into disposal wells. Now, amid a four-year dry spell, […]

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New Technology Cleans Fracking Wastewater And Converts It Into Energy

Manufacturing.net By Andy Szal Researchers from the University of Colorado have developed technology they say could cleanse wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling sites while simultaneously generating additional energy. Critics of the recent boom in hydraulic fracturing operations in the U.S. raised concerns environmental concerns from oil spills to small earthquakes, but wastewater discharged […]

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Wolf Budget Includes $100K for Marcellus Shale Health Registry

State Impact By Marie Cusick In his budget plan unveiled Tuesday, Governor Wolf proposed a $100,000 funding increase to the state Department of Health to create a registry to monitor people who live near natural gas drilling sites. After New York State banned fracking late last year, citing public health concerns, Wolf said he planned to […]

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Incentives Could Be Offered For Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles

Bismarck Tribune By Jessica Holdman North Dakota lawmakers introduced a bill offering incentives for natural gas-powered vehicles and fueling stations in the state. If passed, HB 1446 would set aside $1 million for the biennium for cost sharing on the construction of natural gas fueling stations and $3 million for cost sharing on the conversion […]

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Energy firm to pay $1M over issues at Pa. gas well

Philly.com PITTSBURGH (AP) – A landslide, wastewater spill and other issues at a southwestern Pennsylvania natural gas drilling site are resulting in a $1 million fine. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Monday (http://bit.ly/1v9mdrt ) that Vantage Energy of Englewood, Colorado, has to pay the money immediately and clean up the site by the end of 2015. […]

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North American Fossil Fuel Boom Raises Risks From Expanding Oil and Gas Transport Network

Circle of Blue By Brett Walton Until two years ago, when the National Wildlife Federation pointed out their presence, the twin oil pipelines beneath the fast-flowing channel that connects Lake Michigan to Lake Huron were like nearly every other piece of North America’s energy transport network. The 61-year-old steel pipelines, owned and managed apparently without […]

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Genie Energy – Energy Retailer With Exploration and Oil Shale Upside

Oil Voice By Edison Group Genie Energy offers investors exposure to two exciting prospects: exploration in northern Israel, and oil shale developments in Israel, Mongolia and Colorado utilising its proprietary in-situ technology. Genie’s US energy retail arm, Genie Retail Energy, provides a valuation foundation and helps finance upstream activities. The northern Israel exploration campaign will […]

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