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  • Mexican president predicts oil and gas gains from energy reform

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto predicted big production gains in the oil and gas sector beginning in 2018 as a result of energy reforms its congress passed this month.

  • Brine firm sues over biblical fracking billboard

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds. Austin, Texas-based Buckeye Brine alleges...

  • Oil train in deadly crash passed through major U.S. cities

    A train carrying crude oil that derailed, exploded and killed 47 people in a Quebec town in July 2013 traveled through Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and North Dakota before the accident, a report from Canada's Transportation Safety Board said.

  • Does it take more water to frack an oil well or keep a golf course green?

    Quick question: Which uses more water, growing vegetables or hydraulic fracturing to produce oil and natural gas? The right answer, according to a recent study, found that fracking in states of the Mountain West region uses far less water than a whole host of activities, including golf courses.

  • The feds are trying to connect the dots on gas prices and crude oil exports

    The federal government's energy numbers crunchers are close to finishing a study that would provide some clarity on whether ending a 39-year-old ban on exporting crude oil would affect gasoline prices.

  • N.C. AG says Pa. fracking company illegally soliciting leases

    Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office recently wrote a letter to an out-of-state fracking company that allegedly engaged in the improper solicitation of fracking leases. The Pennsylvania-based Crimson Holdings allegedly tried...

  • Hickenlooper aide gives assurance on drilling deal

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper does not want local governments in western Colorado to lose future revenue from energy development because of a proposal to settle lawsuits over drilling on the Roan Plateau, an official said. State planning and budgeting director Henry...

  • Study finds fracking could revive manufacturing

    As many as one million new manufacturing jobs could be created in the U.S. by 2025 thanks to the abundance of natural gas now available because of advances in fracking technology.

  • Why the U.S. could be the big winner of Mexico's energy reforms

    Mexico's Congress approved changes this week to open energy development to foreign firms, which could attract large companies like ExxonMobil to deepwater projects and smaller, independent ones that have led an oil and gas boom north of the border to Mexico's shale plays.

  • Stakes are high in fracking debate on Indian reservations

    For Native Americans, the debate over fracking on reservations is not much different from the arguments elsewhere. But the stakes are vastly higher.

  • Hickenlooper: Legislation on fracking crucial

    DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday that legislation should result next year from a commission he has created to study hydraulic fracturing in Colorado. Hickenlooper called for a commission to study fracking as a compromise to prevent four competing ballot proposals from being...

  • Fracking operation must rework application

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Geological Survey has rendered invalid Helis Oil & Gas Co.'s application for an Army Corps of Engineers' wetlands permit for its proposed oil drilling and fracking project near Mandeville. The move means Helis must submit a revised application for which the...

  • Here's the winner of Colorado's dead fracking ballot initiatives

    A deal in Colorado to avoid a fracking ballot initiative should greatly help an incumbent Senate Democrat in his re-election bid.

  • Fracking stocks bringing high returns to investors

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Companies that provide hydraulic fracturing technologies and other services in the North Dakota oil patch and elsewhere aren't the only ones making money. People who invest in them are also having a good year. A California online brokerage service that offers baskets of...

  • Colorado groups to shelve fracking ballot measures

    Coloradans for Safe and Clean Energy, a group backed by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., that had been pushing initiatives to restrict the drilling method, said Tuesday it would withdraw them because industry-aligned and pro-fracking group Protect Colorado pulled their twin proposals.



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