Fracking Alternative to Hit Market and Revive ‘Dead Wells’

By James Burgess Emerging oil and gas technology company FalconRidge Oil Technologies Corp. has announced the full commercialization of the third generation of a revolutionary new technology that revitalizes ‘dead’ wells and is poised to become the leading alternative to hydraulic fracturing. On 22 October, FalcronRidge (OTCQB:FROT) said its third-generation Terra Slicing Technology (“TST™”) for […]

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Officials Talk Shale Boom Highlights, Lowlights

MRT By Joseph Basco AUSTIN — Though nothing new was uttered at the daylong Texas Tribune shale boom symposium on Friday, it reinforced how the economic stimulation and job creation from shale drilling has also brought along a slew of infrastructure problems and environmental concerns. The symposium brought out representatives from the Eagle Ford Shale […]

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Second lawsuit filed to halt drilling in state parks and forests

By Katie Colaneri and Susan Phillips An environmental group has filed a lawsuit challenging the Corbett administration’s plan to lease more state park and forest land for oil and gas development. The Corbett Administration lifted a moratorium on new leases in state parks and forests with an executive order last May to help plug a budget gap. The […]

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Chevron’s Profits Climb 13 Percent Thanks to Refining Boost

Fuel Fix by Rhiannon Meyers Chevron shrugged off a crude price plummet in the third quarter, posting a 13 percent increase in profits as its U.S. refineries took advantage of cheaper feedstock and better reliability. The second-largest U.S. oil company pumped less and sold its oil for a much lower price as oil prices plunged […]

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Deepwater Exploration Could Boost Trinidad and Tobago Oil, Gas

Akron Beacon Journal Exploring deep and ultra-deepwater areas could boost Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T) oil and gas industry, which has $6.2 billion of investment planned over the next two years, helping to offset the government’s apparent move away from an energy-dependent economy, says an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData. According to Effuah Alleyne, […]

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Two Lawyers Compete for State House Seat in 57th District

Pittsburgh Post Gazette By Debra Duncan The race for state representative in the 57th District in central Westmoreland County is between two attorneys —  the incumbent with a background in corporate law versus an attorney with experience in prosecuting and defending clients. State Rep. Timothy Krieger, 53, the three-term Republican incumbent from Delmont, is being […]

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