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Supplying the Permian Basin’s Rigs

Corey Paul | Odessa American Rig No. 647 in Gardendale that looks almost like a pulling unit, its mast slanted and propped up by cables. But a Savanna Drilling crew of five hooked pipe after pipe this week, drilling toward 11,000 feet in search of crude in the Permian Basin’s stacked tight rock formations. Brady-based Loadcraft Industries built this mobile ...

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Study shows how drilling wastewater causes quakes


WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably shaking up Oklahoma. Those wells seem to have triggered more than 100 small-to-medium earthquakes in the past five years, according to a study published Thursday by the journal Science. Many of the quakes were much farther away from ...

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Chaffee Crossing Oil Recycler Pumping Up Production

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By John Lovett for the Times Record (Fort Smith, Ark.) Fort Smith Petro Environmental, an oil recycling company at 11802 Roberts Blvd. in Chaffee Crossing, is selling 600 barrels of its recycled oil a week to companies for reuse. The small business plans to build a larger office on site soon to accommodate a growing operation. In the oil and gas extraction ...

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Arkansas Oil Spill Lawsuit Against ExxonMobil To Proceed

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by federal and state officials will go forward against ExxonMobil over a crude oil spill that forced the evacuation of 22 homes in Mayflower, a U.S. district judge ruled Monday. U.S. Attorney Christopher Thyer and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel sued the energy company after an estimated 150,000 gallons of oil spilled from ExxonMobil’s ...

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Seismic devices installed in eastern Ohio to monitor for quakes around injection wells


By Bob Downing for the Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio) On New Year’s Eve 2011, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake rocked Akron and the rest of Northeast Ohio. That quake was traced to an injection well near Youngstown. Below ground was a rock fracture that’s getting lubricated by the pressurized salty drilling wastes injected deep underground for disposal. The Ohio Department of ...

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Fed govt failed to inspect higher risk oil wells

Hope Yen for The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, congressional investigators say. The report, obtained by The Associated Press before its public release, highlights substantial gaps in oversight by the agency that manages oil and gas ...

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Tornadoes Kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

By Andrew DeMillo and Cjristina Huynh VILONIA, Ark. (AP) — Emergency officials were searching for survivors Monday in the debris left by a powerful tornado that killed at least 16 people in Arkansas and carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock. The tornado that slammed into Vilonia, just west of the capital city, grew to about half ...

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A Natural History of the Fayetteville Shale Play

By Zach Koppang | Shale Play Media As natural history will show, events happen in cycles. Weather, economics, regional conflict can each be identified by certain cycles. As technology continues to advance at an exponential rate, new industries are burgeoning, capitalizing on the cycles of the earth’s natural history and the resources that have been locked away in, for example, ...

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Major oil & gas firm to list drilling chemicals

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a major shift; it’s unclear if other firms will follow suit. Environmental and health groups have criticized the industry ...

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CNG Grant Money Not Entirely Allocated; Two Stations Awarded Funds

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Arkansas’ Clean Burning Motor Fuel Development Fund could only be filled up with a third of a tank this year, leaving three Fort Smith businesses with a “no go” on plans to build compressed natural gas stations. The Arkansas Legislature allocated $800,000 to the fund instead of the $2.4 million expected. Twenty applications were submitted for six $400,000 rebate grants ...

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