Legal challenges filed almost immediately after President Obama announced the Clean Power Rule may be premature.
As you well know, oil is so cheap you can light it on fire. If we strike a deal with Iran, it’s going to get even cheaper. If prices remain this low, we’ll be able to submerge Florida in no time. That said, God isn’t making any more of this stuff. Or at least it’s… Keep reading →
A new website is drawing attention to the fracking issue in a way that has never been done before. FrackFeed.com was recently launched by North Texans for Natural Gas, a grassroots program of over 110,000 people who support drilling in the Barnett Shale. It’s about educating the public on fracking, as well as exposing how… Keep reading →
Cuadrilla is looking for approval to frack the first horizontal well into shale rock in Britain – in Lancashire, to be precise – and it’s holding up Pennsylvania as an example of how it can be done without damaging a bucolic countryside. “Pennsylvania has the Marcellus Shale, which is one of the largest shale plays in the… Keep reading →
The central United States has undergone a dramatic increase in seismicity over the past 6 years. From 1973-2008, there was an average of 24 earthquakes of magnitude 3 and larger per year. From 2009-2014, the rate steadily increased, averaging 193 per year and peaking in 2014 with 688 earthquakes. So far in 2015, there have… Keep reading →
It holds the potential to cause problems, but so far hasn’t – that seems to be the thrust of a long-awaited government study on fracking and its impact on drinking water that was released on Thursday. Going back several years, this has been one of the hot-button issues involving hydraulic fracturing, a key technique that has helped unlock extensive… Keep reading →
Shale-Oil Producers Ready to Raise Production Wall Street Journal: After slashing production for months, U.S. shale-oil companies say they are ready to bring rigs back into service, setting up the first big test of their ability to quickly react to rising crude prices. Last week, EOG Resources Inc. EOG, -0.08% said it would ramp up… Keep reading →
As if being in the middle of Tornado Alley wasn’t enough, Oklahoma is now at the heart of Earthquake Country. “The earthquake rate in Oklahoma has increased so significantly that it raises the risk of a larger damaging earthquake….Oklahomans should be concerned about this increased risk.” — William Leith, senior science advisor for earthquake hazards… Keep reading →