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British government OKs fracking at 1 site despite opposition

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LONDON (AP) — The British government has approved fracking at a site in northern England despite opposition from the local county council. The landmark decision by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid Thursday means the shale company Cuadrilla will be able to proceed with plans to develop a site in Fylde, 230 miles (370 kilometers) northwest of London. The government stopped short ...

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Judge dismisses challenge to 180-day limit on ballot drives

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge has dismissed a challenge to restrictions on how long ballot drive organizers have to collect voter signatures. The Committee to Ban Fracking wants to use more than 200,000 already-gathered signatures to help qualify for the 2018 statewide ballot. It sued to challenge the constitutionality of Michigan’s 180-day time period for signature collecting. Court ...

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The Latest: CEO denies fracking will harm endangered belugas

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an environmental group’s contention that hydraulic fracturing under Alaska’s Cook Inlet will harm endangered beluga whales: 9:28 a.m. The chief executive officer of a Texas company that plans to drill below Alaska’s Cook Inlet says there’s no threat to endangered beluga whales from proposed hydraulic fracturing. Benjamin Johnson of Fort Worth-based BlueCrest Energy ...

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Judge: US agency lacks authority to set rules on fracking

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday that federal regulators lack the authority to set rules for hydraulic fracturing, dealing another setback to the Obama administration’s efforts to tighten how fossil fuels are mined. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl said the Bureau of Land Management can’t set the rules because Congress has not authorized it to do so. The ...

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Measure twice, cut once: How Integrated Energy Services maximizes asset value

Measure twice, cut once: How Integrated Energy Services maximizes asset value

In the current economic climate, minimizing risk in the upstream oil and gas industry has become more important than ever, particularly in the refracturing process. Integrated Energy Services helps businesses reduce their refrac risk substantially. The Austin-based company provides advisory services to oil and gas producers working in conventional and unconventional reservoirs. Refracturing is one way to increase profit and ...

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