News tagged with hydraulic fracturing

EPA targets air pollution from gas drilling boom

(AP) -- Faced with a natural gas drilling boom that has sullied the air in some parts of the country, the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed for the first time to control air pollution at oil and gas wells, ...

Jul 29, 2011 4.2 / 5 (5) 1

Germany shelves 'fracking' draft law for now

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Tuesday dropped plans for a draft law on "fracking" for the time being amid concerns by some coalition allies about the oil and gas extraction technique, ...

Jun 04, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 0

Study defines gas potential into the future

The world has enough natural gas to last nearly 400 years at the current rate of consumption or 110 years if production increases at a rate of two per cent a year, according to a Curtin University study.

Apr 11, 2014 4.8 / 5 (4) 2

Energy industry develops nontoxic fracking fluids

The oil and gas industry is trying to ease environmental concerns by developing nontoxic fluids for the drilling process known as fracking, but it's not clear whether the new product will be widely embraced by drilling companies.

Feb 03, 2013 3.6 / 5 (5) 41