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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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Anadarko to begin horizontal drilling in Fort Lupton

FORT LUPTON, Colo. — Oil and gas activity is set to increase in northern Colorado as Anadarko Petroleum develops its drilling program in Fort Lupton as part of a much larger project in Weld County. The Greeley Tribune reports Fort Lupton officials and energy industry advocates on Tuesday celebrated Anadarko, one of the top two oil and gas companies in ...

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BLM plans to update 1989 oil and gas industry regulations

FARMINGTON — The Bureau of Land Management has announced proposed updates to its 25-year-old oil and gas regulations in an effort to help ensure states, tribes and taxpayers get fair royalty returns on resources taken from public lands. The proposed rule changes, announced Friday, will update the BLM’s “Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 3 (Order 3),” which was set ...

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Marcellus horizontal well activity

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When compared to the Utica shale formation, the Marcellus shale doesn’t seem to be quite as active during last week, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t producing. The Marcellus shale has made headlines over the last few weeks.  A big issue that seems to be ongoing is health and health care versus the shale. For the second time, the Center ...

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Environmental concerns raised as oil companies take fresh look at fracking in Kentucky

There’s been little heat so far in Kentucky over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a technique of drilling for oil and natural gas that has caused division elsewhere in the country, but now the controversy has gushed up here. The potential to develop a vast underground shale layer that curves from the northeastern part of the state through Central Kentucky has ...

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Illinois and hydraulic fracking

When looking at Illinois in the oil and gas industry, the state mirrors New York in several aspects, but also has one huge difference:  Illinois allows fracking. Yet, with allowing fracking Illinois is facing some consequences: lawsuits. Illinois and New York have common traits when it comes to how each state approached oil and gas shale development.  Both states have ...

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Gas imports to become exports

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Within a few years, the United States is expected to become a net exporter of natural gas, thanks to the shale gas boom that has driven nationwide production to historic levels since 2008, a ConocoPhillips executive told the Albuquerque Economic Forum on Wednesday morning. The country’s “energy renaissance” has completely reversed the long-term outlook for U.S. energy independence, said Terri ...

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Conservationists threaten suit over lease sale

Conservation groups say they will sue the federal Bureau of Land Management if it proceeds with the sale of 13 parcels in the Santa Fe National Forest for horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. The parcels, which are not contiguous, are on the western boundary of the forest and north of Cuba, N.M., near the Continental Divide. The lease sale is ...

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Wyoming trying to avoid negative reactions to drilling setbacks

Wyoming State Gov. Matt Mead hopes that a proposal to increase the distance between private residences and drilling rigs will decrease opposition to energy development, according to a recent report by the Casper Star-Tribune. Energy production surrounding Cheyenne is increasing and is creating conflicts between the city’s growing population and oil and gas operators. Wyoming’s current regulations require a 350-foot ...

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