Fracking debate follows Obama
Critics of fracking planned to greet President Obama with signs and protests during his stop in upstate New York on Thursday. Obama might see some supporters of the practice, as well.
Tulsa energy company finds SCOOP to be SOHOT
Interest in energy excavation in Grady County continues to rise, after Tulsa based UNIT Corporation released an earnings call transcript detailing the company's local work
Recent unemployment report shows prosperous Grady County
Help wanted signs are popping up all over Chickasha and Grady County recently.
Oil warehouse to open in Chickasha
Oklahoma City-based oil field chemical company Energy and Environmental Services will open a warehouse in Chickasha in the next month.
Coast Guard wants barges to ship fracking water
The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation's rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages.
Beyond fracking: University of Wyoming scientists look for ways to boost oil and gas production
Terms like horizontal drilling and “fracking,” as hydraulic fracturing is commonly referred to, are well known now. The two technologies have sent U.S. energy production soaring in recent years, as previously inaccessible reservoirs of oil and gas have been unlocked in places like North Dakota, Pennsylvania and New York.
More oil and gas drillers turn to water recycling
When the rain stopped falling in Texas, the prairie grass yellowed, the soil cracked and oil drillers were confronted with a crisis. After years of easy access to cheap, plentiful water, the land they prized for its vast petroleum wealth was starting to dry up.
Industry funded nonprofit cleans abandoned sites
The energy industry has changed somewhat dramatically over the last two decades. During the boom in the '80s, regulation was scarce and energy companies left behind machinery and concrete slabs in the wake of their excavating.
Since 1993 the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board has been working diligently to make amends for the environmental damage done during this era, and 20 years later OERB has managed to clean up 13,000 well sites across the state including 53 in Grady County.
Chickasha to hold mineral lease auction
The Chickasha City Council voted Monday to hold a public auction to lease more mineral rights around Lake Chickasha on Oct. 21.
Fracking may emit less methane than previous estimates
Fracked natural gas wells leak much less methane — a potent climate change-driving greenhouse gas — at certain points during the production process than previous studies and the Environmental Protection Agency have estimated, according to a University of Texas study released Monday.
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