Category: ‘ Hydraulic Fracturing ’

 

Obama Administration Releases First Fracking Rules in 30 Years

Today, the Obama administration unveiled the first federal fracking regulations in over 30 years, setting rules regarding chemical disclosures, wastewater disposal, and certain well construction standards. The rules, announced by ...

Where Oil Prices Go, the Rig Count will Follow

They say the best cure for low oil prices is low oil prices. But every time this truism is uttered, it’s fair to say that most energy analysts pause for a moment and think to themselves, “so far.” After all, there is always ...

Everything you need to know from IEA’s World Energy Outlook

Every year, energy analysts wait for the release of the World Energy Outlook, IEA’s definitive annual forecast of energy market trends. At first blush, it looks like smooth sailing for oil markets. Brent crude oil prices fell...

Oil and Water

When most people think of oil production, they imagine a gush of crude oil emerging uninterrupted from the ground. While this scenario is occasionally true when conventional oil fields are first drilled, it rarely lasts for long...

China Seeks to Replicate Shale Boom in Quest for Natural Gas

Here in the United States, oil and gas extraction via hydraulic fracturing remains somewhat controversial from an environmental perspective. But right now, China is hoping that a shale gas revolution will bring significant environ...

Ukraine, Russia’s Gas, and the EU’s (lack of) Options

After the seventh round of trilateral negotiations fell through, Russia acted upon its earlier threats and cut off gas to Ukraine at 10:00 a.m. Moscow time on Monday, June 16.  Gazprom announced that it will now “supply Ukrai...

Ohio, Fracking, and Earthquakes: Taking a Prudent Approach

It’s been announced recently that Ohio has tightened hydraulic fracturing regulations on findings from the state’s Department of Natural Resources linking drilling to seismic activity. The connection between earthquakes a...
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