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  1. Gazprom Neft conducts 30-stage hydraulic fracturing operation

    PJSC Gazprom Neft said it completed a 30-stage hydraulic fracturing operation in Russia’s Yuzhno-Priobskoye field. The company conducted an 18-stage operation in the same field in March and a 15-stager last December ( OGJ Online, Mar. 17, 2016 ). The well’s total length was more than 4,600 m. The 30-stage operation was in a 1,500-m horizontal section, and the company used 1,200 tonnes of proppant. The oil-bearing strata lies at a depth of more than 2,600 m. The anticipated operational capacity of the well is likely to be in excess of 130 tonnes/day, some 20% higher than forecast levels following lower-stage fracing operations.

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    Mon, 18 Jul 2016

  2. Wyoming Federal Judge Sides with States Industry, Strikes Down BLM Hydraulic Fracturing Rule

    On June 21, 2016, the US District Court for the District of Wyoming struck down the US Bureau of Land Management’s hydraulic fracturing regulations, finding that BLM “lacked Congressional authority to promulgate the regulations.” This decision is a win for industry and states’ rights, setting aside ...

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    Fri, 15 Jul 2016

  3. Oil and Gas News: Fracking may worsen asthma for nearby residents, study says

    Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method is used, according to an 8-year study in Pennsylvania.

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    Tue, 19 Jul 2016

  4. House passes Interior appropriations bill with several restrictions

    The US House approved a fiscal 2017 appropriations bill for the US Department of the Interior and related federal entities including the US Environmental Protection Agency by 231 to 196 votes. The July 14 action nearly followed party lines as 13 Republicans voted with Democrats against the measure.

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    Tue, 19 Jul 2016

  1. Another win for statewide regulation of hydraulic fracturing

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    Fri, 13 May 2016

  2. Hydraulic fracturing stymied in Canadian East

    Hydraulic fracturing remains stymied in two of Canada’s Atlantic provinces. New Brunswick has extended indefinitely a moratorium on the completion technique imposed in 2014. And an independent panel appointed that year to assess hydraulic fracturing in Newfoundland and Labrador has refused to ...

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    Tue, 31 May 2016

  3. Report: Hydraulic fracturing market worth $90.55B by 2020

    The global hydraulic fracturing market is expected to reach US$90.55 billion by 2020, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Hydraulic fracturing enables easier crude oil and natural gas extraction from unconventional reserves such as coalbed methane, shale formations, and tight ...

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    Mon, 22 Feb 2016

  4. Oil and Gas News: Study: Methane in Colorado water isn't always from oil wells

    Researchers say the oil and gas industry may not be to blame if northeastern Colorado tap water is so full of methane it can be set on fire.

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    Tue, 12 Jul 2016

  5. Unconventional Oil and Gas News: Western Maryland town bans fracking within its borders

    The western Maryland town of Friendsville is banning hydraulic fracturing for natural gas within its borders.

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    Wed, 6 Jul 2016

  6. Sanders: Ban hydraulic fracturing nationwide

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), seeking to become the Democratic Party’s candidate in this year’s presidential election, has called for a nationwide ban on hydraulic fracturing .

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    Tue, 12 Apr 2016

  7. Unconventional Oil & Gas: Western Australia's Labor Party calls for moratorium on hydraulic fracturing

    The Western Australian Labor Party is jeopardizing jobs and investment in the State’s oil and gas industry by supporting calls for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing .

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    Mon, 31 Aug 2015

  8. Oil & Gas News: CEO denies fracking will harm endangered belugas

    The Latest on an environmental group's contention that hydraulic fracturing under Alaska's Cook Inlet will harm endangered beluga whales.

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    Wed, 22 Jun 2016

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