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Pioneer sees good results from North Slope fracturing wells

...pleased with results of its large-scale fracturing of producing wells at the Oooguruk field...fractured following a successful test fracturing in late 2012 in a production test of...that are tapped at Oooguruk.Prior to fracturing, the Oooguruk wells produced in the...
My turn: Hydraulic fracturing in Alaska

This column concerns hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Alaska. Fracking...permitting requirements for hydraulic fracturing along the Dalton Highway on the...permitted drilling. Hydraulic fracturing is exempt from the Safe Drinking...
US drilling states guided on handling quakes

...industry experts issued guidance Monday in a frank new report on handling human-induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing or the disposal of fracking wastewater.The 150-page report, produced by the StatesFirst initiative, represents perhaps...
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Devastating earthquake hits Nepal

...Nepal -A magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, collapsing historic buildings in the capital, Kathmandu, fracturing highways and triggering avalanches on Mount Everest. By evening, authorities said at least 1,457 people had died.Residents...
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Interior issues new drilling rule on public land

...will require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. The new "fracking" rule replaces a draft proposed last year that was withdrawn amid industry complaints that...
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Drilling sickens people, ruins crops in Thailand

...describe them as fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, which has been criticized elsewhere...stake in APICO, announced hydraulic fracturing tests at the northeastern APICO-operated...if the companies are using hydraulic fracturing but do detail onsite chemical wastewater...
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More, smaller icebergs could show up in Alaska tanker lanes

...Advisory Council. The longer distance to Prince William Sound means icebergs have more opportunity to shrink from melting and fracturing.Ice remains a serious threat, however. Smaller icebergs can more easily clear an underwater barrier, the glacier's...
Oil collapse tests US colleges as donors dry up

...major donors had been "wiped out." Only four years ago, the university got $20 million from one benefactor, hydraulic fracturing pioneer Harold Hamm, for a new diabetes center.At Texas Tech University, athletic director Kirby Hocutt said this spring...
Top general recommends keeping more US troops in Afghanistan

...from the U.S.-led coalition.Campbell said Afghan forces have faltered at times, but they have shown no evidence of "fracturing."White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the future U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan would be determined by...
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Drilling boom increases harmful spills

...surface, the water comes up too, along with fluids and chemicals injected to crack open rock - the process known as hydraulic fracturing. Production of methane gas from coal deposits also generates wastewater, but it is less salty and harmful.The spills usually...
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