Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling
With the evidence coming in from one study after another, scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the U.S.
Oklahoma geology group links earthquakes to oil waste wells
The Oklahoma Geological Survey said Tuesday it is "very likely" that most of the state's recent earthquakes were triggered by the subsurface injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations.
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic
The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive ...
Offshore wind would boost jobs, energy more than oil: study
Developing offshore wind technology in the Atlantic Ocean would produce twice the energy and job growth as drilling for oil would, an environmental group said Wednesday.
Hopes, fears, doubts surround Cuba's oil future
One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action.
Early tests don't find tainted water from oil boom
Government scientists say initial tests of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled.
Drilling pads for oil and gas development often exacerbate poor soil conditions
Lack of precipitation, short growing seasons and saline soils containing relatively few nutrients make for scant vegetation in Wyoming's high deserts.
Fracking raises concerns among community leaders, study indicates
(Phys.org) —Community leaders in areas that are considering hydraulic fracturing express a number of concerns about the practice's potential impact on public health, according to a new study co-authored by the University ...
Book explains how data analysis can aid in oil, gas exploration
A massive amount of drilling data is archived at the Kansas Geological Survey on KU's west campus and at other institutions around the world. In a new book published by the Oxford University Press, KGS Senior Scientific Fellow ...
Lemongrass fiber as lost circulation material in drilling fluid
Universiti Teknologi MARA researchers are investigating the properties of lemongrass fibers to help prevent fluid circulation problems while drilling for oil and gas.
Expert panel calls for public health research on natural gas drilling
Groundwater and air quality testing before, during, and after natural gas drilling – which includes hydraulic fracturing—should be key components of efforts to ensure the safety of communities near these sites, according ...
Colorado governor strikes deal on fracking
Colorado's Democratic governor forged a deal to stop dueling proposals on oil and gas drilling and avoid a messy ballot fight that had his party concerned about political consequences in November.
USGS says seven small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma
The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.
US states confront worries about fracking, quakes
Earthquakes used to be almost unheard of on the vast stretches of prairie that unfold across the U.S. Midwestern states of Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma.