News tagged with hydraulic fracturing

Predicting fracking policy

Hydraulic fracturing is emerging as one of the primary methods of drilling for natural gas, yet is equally controversial in its potential to induce harm to humans and the environment. The uncertainties of the health risks ...

dateAug 14, 2014 in Environment
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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.

dateApr 11, 2014 in Environment
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What do we know—and not know—about fracking?

Fracking is in the headlines a lot these days, and everyone has an opinion about it. But how much do we really know for certain about the oil and gas extraction technique and its health effects? And how do we find out the ...

dateOct 27, 2013 in Environment
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France upholds fracking ban

France's Constitutional Council on Friday upheld a law banning fracking, the controversial process used to extract shale oil and gas from the ground.

dateOct 11, 2013 in Environment
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Study finds fracking chemicals didn't spread

(AP)—A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, ...

dateJul 19, 2013 in Environment
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