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Ohio Rep. urges fracking chemical disclosure


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Ohio State Representative Robert F. Hagan (D-Youngstown) called on Gov. Kasich today to support a full disclosure of fracking chemicals used in the state. The Akron Beacon Journal’s Bob Downing reports that Rep. Hagan introduced House Bill 42, which would require energy companies to identify all chemicals used in their operations, in 2013.  In ...

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A demand for sand


By Anya Litvak / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The white sand beaches in Pennsylvania are a mile underground, where salt water and fine mesh sand luxuriate in the fracks of the Marcellus Shale. The volume of frack sand used at each well to prop open newly created fissures and allow gas to flow to the wellbore has been on the rise over ...

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Gov. Mead, UW officials announce $5M contribution for energy program

The Associated Press LARAMIE — Energy exploration and production company Hess has contributed another $5 million to support oil and gas research at the University of Wyoming. Gov. Matt Mead, UW officials and Hess CEO Greg Hill, who is a Wyoming native and UW graduate, announced the donation Thursday. Hess, which is based in New York, has contributed $10 million ...

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Houston-based Baker Hughes to disclose its fracking chemicals

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The Associated Press The U.S. Department of Energy said Friday that it welcomes the decision by oil and gas industry supplier Baker Hughes to disclose all chemicals in hydraulic fracturing fluid. But Halliburton, a major competitor in the field, isn’t committing to such disclosure. Deputy Assistant Energy Secretary Paula Gant said that Baker Hughes’ move “is an important step in ...

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Baker Hughes announces cuts

Baker Hughes will lay off 7,000 workers by the end of March, a move expected to impact the Permian Basin as low oil prices pressure the labor-intensive oilfield services sector to scale back. Baker Hughes officials did not reveal how many of those cuts will be in the Permian Basin. “This is really the crappy part of the job, and ...

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