On Monday, a spokesperson from the Environment Ministry said Germany was waiting on improved technology for boosted efficiency and extraction, but it appears that now Germany may be moving towards exploring the possibility of allowing commercial drilling for shale gas. read more ..
Food and Water Watch, in conjunction with Fresh Water Accountability Project, have filed a law suit against the Ohio state government over allegations of 23 illegal fracking disposal projects.
International chemicals giant Ineos has announced that is to invest £640m in UK shale, particularly in Scotland, to supply its petrochemical plant at Grangemouth, Stirlingshire.
Madison County Circuit Judge, Barbara Crowder, has begun consideration of a case by a coalition of Illinois landowners and campaigners who are pressing for the postponement and reassessment of Illinois’ state laws on fracking.
A new report by the Environmental Working Group, investigating the levels of water required for fracking, has studied 261 wells and recorded water consumption amounting to over 3 billion gallons in a three year period.
GasFrac Energy Services confirmed in its third quarterly report that it had begun drilling at its first well in the Utica shale formation, Ohio, utilising waterless fracking technology.
NET Midstream has today announced that its affiliate, NET Mexico Pipeline Partners, has completed construction of a 120 mile pipeline from the Eagle Ford Shale reserve in Texas, into Mexico.
A federal management plan will allow extraction of oil and gas to take place in select areas of the George Washington National Forest, Virginia, despite the opposition of conservation groups and reservations of the state governor.
In a joint company statement, Halliburton announced it is to acquire all outstanding shares in Baker Hughes, to merge into one company, in a stock plus cash agreement to shareholders amounting to just under $35 billion.
A new coalition of Scottish community and environmental groups has urged the Scottish government to introduce a moratorium on fracking in the country in an editorial letter written to the Scottish Herald.
The case between the US bank JPMorgan Chase and the South Texas Syndicate Trust over issues of land ownership and management in the Eagle Ford Texas shale range has been settled out of court.
Following a prolonged legal battle, the Illinois Department for Natural Resources published a third and final draft of fracking guidelines for the state on Friday.
British energy firm IGas energy released a statement today, announcing it had begun drilling at its third UK shale gas well at Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
According to the International Energy Agency there is no foreseeable end to the price decline of crude oil, driven by a lack of demand and an oversupply from the US shale market.
An accident at a fracking site in Weld County, Colorado has killed one worker and injured two others who were working to thaw a pipe that had frozen overnight in sub-zero conditions.
The European Academies Science Advisory Council has warned that whilst there are as yet no confirmed scientific or technical reasons to ban fracking in Europe, the new energy source is not a “silver bullet”, to answer emissions concerns or create energy security.