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Report: Cheap natural gas leads to more plants and pollution

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The nation’s boom in cheap natural gas — often viewed as a clean energy source — is spawning a wave of petrochemical plants that, if built, will emit massive amounts of greenhouse gases, an environmental watchdog group warned in a report Monday. The Washington-based Environmental Integrity Project said hydraulic fracturing of shale rock formations and other ...

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Western Energy Alliance Responds to Pres. Obama’s Address

DENVER – In his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his go-it-alone posture on key issues, including energy production and the environment. The president will continue side-stepping Congress by using executive actions to implement his climate change goals, which include rules targeting oil and natural gas producers across the West. Tim Wigley, president of Western Energy ...

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Colorado fracking opponents prepare to go to the ballot

Just off Interstate Highway 25, Drill Rig 1548 of Encana Natural Gas stands near homes in the town of Frederick in Weld County, Colorado. (Image: MileHighTraveler via iStockPhoto)

DENVER — Opponents of fracking in Colorado are preparing to go to the ballot to either ban the practice or keep it away from homes and schools. Members of a Boulder County-based citizens group submitted paperwork Tuesday for 11 potential ballot questions. The Denver Post reports that most are focused on increasing the distance between oil and gas wells and ...

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Orange County likely to oppose fracking

As Republican-led state legislators consider rules to make it easier for oil and gas companies to use fracking and other controversial drilling methods in Florida, Orange County is likely to join the growing ranks of communities fighting the practice. “I never thought fracking would be an issue here in Florida,” said Orange County commissioner Pete Clarke, who proposed that the ...

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Texas consultant integrates fraccing with wireline logging

Bob Barba knows how to get the most value from bringing logs and fracs together. The principal consultant with Integrated Energy Services spent the first 10 years of his career with Schlumberger as an openhole field engineer, sales engineer, and product development manager. While at Schlumberger, he was the North American product champion for the FracHite and Quantifrac products that ...

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Florida city moves forward with fracking ban

Estero’s village council on Wednesday unanimously moved forward with its ban of the oil and gas exploration technique known as fracking. The ordinance argues that oil extraction methods such as acid stimulation, hydraulic fracturing and acid fracturing — which use chemicals to dissolve rock below the ground — may pose widespread risk to public health and safety. Councilor Katy Errington, ...

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Sub-$50: When ‘fracking does not work’

The downturn shows no signs of reversing for the oilfield services industry, and now these businesses that represent some of the top private employers in Odessa face a deepening pain, particularly those that frack wells. Today, about half of the fracking companies who were bidding on new work in the Permian Basin at this time last year continue to do ...

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