Study: Distant quakes trigger temblors in oil patch
Wells filled with waste injection fluids at oil and gas fields across the United States are at risk of small earthquakes triggered by larger temblors across the globe, according to a new study published Thursday.
Let’s keep learning about fracking
A recent Department of Energy study is a good lesson for all concerned about drilling technology and its environmental impact.
Some say industry arrogance fueled fracking anger
The boom in oil and gas fracking has led to jobs, billions in royalties and profits, and even some environmental gains.
Fracking critics unhappy with Obama climate speech
President Barack Obama's speech this week on climate change forcefully rejected some key arguments made by opponents of natural gas fracking, upsetting some environmental groups that otherwise back his climate goals.
New research suggests that fracking is not a significant cause of earthquakes that can be felt on the surface
UK scientists looked at quakes caused by human activity ranging from mining to oil drilling; only three could be attributed to hydraulic fracturing.
Turner Oil leases 4,000 acres around Lake Chickasha
Turner Oil and Gas Properties out of Oklahoma City leased over 4,000 acres of land Tuesday night from the city of Chickasha during an open auction.
Senator Inhofe opposes federal fracking rules
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, has issued a statement in opposition to federal fracking rules that have been proposed by the Department of Interior.
Plans to export US natural gas stir debate
A domestic natural gas boom already has lowered U.S. energy prices while stoking fears of environmental disaster. Now U.S. producers are poised to ship vast quantities of gas overseas as energy companies seek permits for proposed export projects that could set off a renewed frenzy of fracking.
Fracking criticism not true, expert says
The controversial drilling technique hydraulic fracturing uses 90 percent water, and criticism that it harms the environment is not true, Brian Woodard, of Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, said Monday.
Okla. House clears natural gas fuel tax credit
Extending a $2 million tax credit for converting gas-powered vehicles to cleaner fuels, such as hydrogen and compressed natural gas, awaits Gov. Mary Fallin's approval after the Oklahoma House passed the bill Monday.
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