Governor Abbott has previously criticised a "patchwork quilt of bans, rules and regulations that is eroding the Texas model", which include bans on plastic bags, tree cutting and fracking. read more ..
The researchers found levels of 2-Butohexyethanol, a surfactant used in the fracking process and a chemical used in household products, in drinking water samples. read more ..
Keith Cochrane, chief executive of the Weir Group, explained “this joint venture again shows our ongoing commitment to innovation which reduces our customers’ total cost of ownership and improves productivity." read more ..
Based on the current rig count, Goldman Sachs expects year-on-year US oil production growth to reach 185,000 barrels per day by the fourth quarter of 2015, following a slight decline in the second and third quarters.
The deal includes multiple long-term natural gas purchase and sale agreements, in addition to 135 million British Thermal Units per day of gas transportation capacity on Transco’s Northeast Supply Link project.
Through the new network of pipelines, Enterprise expects its customers to have “direct access to every refinery" in Houston, Texas City, Beaumont and Port Arthur, in addition to the company’s dock facilities.
Texas’ so-called ‘Denton Bill’, which would prevent authorities or cities from imposing local fracking bans, is to be put before the state Senate, after it was passed without objection through a committee.
DECC conducted its annual survey of 1,981 homes and found that 44% of respondents neither support nor oppose shale gas extraction, with a further 5% uncertain.
Research from the University of Durham found that only the North Yorkshire Moors, the Peak District, South Downs and Yorkshire Dales have geology that would be suitable for shale gas companies.
Santos maintains that it views its interest in Australia’s shale gas as “a very exciting opportunity, in the medium to long-term as the oil supply and price environment steadies and ultimately improves.”
"We know that shale gas is feasible technologically and we will make it commercial feasible by continuing to invest," Saudi Aramco president and chief executive Khalid Al-Falih stated.
The Chinese finance ministry stated that industrial development policies, changing technologies and reduced costs of exploration justified the cuts to government support.
Scottish energy minister, Fergus Ewing, said that it is important to have a national Scottish debate over the use of fracking whilst the country's moratorium is in place.
The Florida House of Representatives has passed a bill which demands the study and regulation of fracking, whilst also preventing local authorities from banning the practice.
According to three unnamed senior Mexican officials, the future tenders for the oil bidding round are likely to include a fraction of the originally planned 70 blocks.
Colorado follows Wyoming and North Dakota in opposing the federal government’s legislation, all three states have questioned whether federal law allows a regulatory framework to supersede state authority.
Signatories of the motion pledge that “if my constituency is at risk of fracking, I will oppose it. If my constituency is not at risk, I will oppose fracking nationwide.”
Two wastewater injection wells operated by XTO Energy and EnerVest are now being investigated to determine whether injection permits should be cancelled and the wells ordered to be shut-in.