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.
SCOOP draws new business to town
The South Central Oklahoma Oil Province has gained the attention of another business. Energy and Environmental Services (EES) will open an office near the Canadian Valley Technology Center in Chickasha the old Aero Building.
Best Well Services adds more jobs in Grady energy
The energy sector in Chickasha has grown again.
Fracking won't affect city's water supply
Hydraulic fracturing combined with mass draught has spelled disaster for many communities across the southwest, but Chickasha will not be among them.
Fracking In Spotlight in Texas as Ample Oil, No Water
Beverly McGuire saw the warning signs before the town well went dry: sand in the toilet bowl, the sputter of air in the tap, a pump working overtime to no effect. But it still did not prepare her for the night last month when she turned on the tap and discovered the tiny town where she had made her home for 35 years was out of water.
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.
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