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Doctor loses lawsuit that challenged secrecy of fracking fluid

A federal appellate court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by an area physician challenging a law that precluded him from releasing information he obtained regarding chemicals contained in hydraulic fracking fluid. Dr. Alfonso Rodriguez of Dallas challenged Act 13 of 2012, which allows medical professionals to learn the ingredients in fracking fluid if the information is used ...

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Halliburton CEO jumps on the “reverse oil price slump” bandwagon

Dave Lesar, CEO of Halliburton, has jumped on the bandwagon with other oil executives who claim they aren’t worried about the decrease in oil prices and actually expect them to increase next year. According to Lesar, demand is slowly increasing, and the decrease in price is mostly due to an oversupply.  As reported by Bloomberg, Lesar also mentioned that it ...

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College Station City Council approves new drilling well

The debate on hydraulic fracking in College Station continued this week as the City Council approved the second of two wells within city limits. The wells are near Cain Road between Old Wellborn Road and Holleman Drive South, close to a residential area, but far enough away to meet ordinance requirements. Council members approved the first well at their Oct. ...

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Texas and oil are having relationship issues

Oil and gas to Texans is like hot dish to Minnesotans, but now there are issues in the relationship between Texas and oil. On November 4 in Denton, Texas the ban over hydraulic fracturing will be in a referendum.  Oil producers are being challenged by a “grass-roots” campaign run by a home care nurse.  The oil producers are pushing the ...

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Study: Wastewater injection and earthquakes are “directly linked”

The rise in earthquakes in areas such as Colorado and New Mexico has been directly linked to wastewater injection, a process used frequently in the oil and gas industry during fracking. The conclusion comes from a group of scientists who conducted a study with the U.S. Geological Survey. The results were published Tuesday in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society ...

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St. Tammany council looking for earlier court date

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Although the court date for St. Tammany Parish Council’s case against Helis Oil & Gas is set for October 27, the council has requested that the hearing be moved to an earlier date, according to Robert Rhoden for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The request for a more timely hearing was made Friday (Sept. 12) after ...

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Helis one step closer to approval for fracking in St. Tammany

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Helis Oil & Gas has received approval from the Office of Conservation for its planned production unit in St. Tammany Parish. Despite opposition from parish residents, the oil company is now free to seek approval for a drilling permit for its proposal, which includes plans to use hydraulic fracking. Robert Rhoden for the New ...

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Texas Railroad Commission publishes proposed rules on injection wells

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Max Baker | Fort Worth Star-Telegram Following a rash of earthquakes in North Texas that some argue is connected to fracking, the Texas Railroad Commission today released proposed rules requiring drillers to provide additional information before sinking injection wells in areas where there has been seismic activity. If the proposed rules are approved by the commission later this year, drillers ...

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Tangipahoa Parish enacts more cautious water testing amidst fracking

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media The concerns that residents of St. Tammany Parish have expressed regarding the effect of hydraulic fracking on their layer of drinking water has prompted neighboring Tangipahoa Parish to test its own water. Unlike St. Tammany, which has been adamantly fighting Helis Oil & Gas’ proposal to frack, Tangipahoa Parish has welcomed the oil and ...

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Niobrara operator anticipates production values of 90% and higher

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media EnerJex Resources, an independent exploration and production company, has announced updates on its drilling and development activities in Colorado and Kansas. In the Niobrara formation EnerJex has recently tested a second confirmation well located on a different subsurface structure about one mile away from the well it had previously reported on. The test results ...

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