Fracking News

Fracking is big news. Formally called hydraulic fracturing, but also known as fraccing, hydrofracking, and hydrofracturing, it’s a method of fracturing rock to stimulate the flow of natural gas, oil or other carbon-based fuel. To help keep you abreast of the latest fracking news, Wiser has created a free morning email digest of the best fracking-related media coverage each day. Fracking is very controversial, with vocal anti-fracking activists pointing to the environmental effects and risks of the technique. These risks include pollution of local water supplies, the intensive use of water to undertake fracking, air pollution, increased likelihood of earthquakes, health risks and other issues. On the other side of the debate, supporters of fracking point to the economic stimulus created by fracking activities, the reduced reliance on hydrocarbon imports, and other factors. Whichever side of the debate you’re on, the Wiser daily brief will equip you with all the fracking news you need to start your day.

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While 'Beauty' is on stage at this small-town playhouse, the fracking noise nearby is no beast
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Shale Support Opens Louisiana Rail Terminal
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UK Shale Industry Prospects Remain 'Widely Bearish'
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Fashion v Fracking
Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy • Priyanka Shrestha
National Oilwell Varco Announces First Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call
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Watchdog: Lawsuit Prompts US to Reconsider Fracking in Wayne National Forest
RIA Novosti
Songbird nesting harmed by fracking, say scientists
Daily Mail • Press Association
Prominent Houston energy hedge fund backs Austin fracking sand company
The Business Journals • Greg Barr
Lawmakers seek firmer stance against drilling off Georgia
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Energies, Vol. 11, Pages 414: An Analysis for the Influences of Fracture Network System on Multi-Stage Fractured Horizontal Well Productivity in Shale Gas Reservoirs
Behavioral Sciences • Deliang Zhang
 
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While 'Beauty' is on stage at this small-town playhouse, the fracking noise nearby is no beast
The Business JournalsCathy Proctor
Last November, one of Denver-based Liberty Oilfield Services’ “Quiet Fleets” of low-noise fracking gear set up shop about half a mile southeast of Johnson’s Corner, the norther Colorado truck stop in Johnstown along Interstate 25 that’s famous for its giant cinnamon rolls....
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Green Transportation, Hydraulic Fracturing
Shale Support Opens Louisiana Rail Terminal
Tank TerminalsPort Storage Group Information Services
February 16, 2018 [Progressive Railroading] - Shale Support Holdings LLC has opened a new rail terminal in Gibsland, Louisiana. The terminal features 24/7 service, 100-car capacity, on-site storage for containerized sand boxes and room for future storage capabilities, according to a company...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas
UK Shale Industry Prospects Remain 'Widely Bearish'
RigzoneRigzone Staff
Prospects for the UK shale industry remain ‘widely bearish’, according to oil and gas analysts at BMI Research. “For shale gas to be commercially produced, extensive work must be carried out to better understand the potential resource base, the social...will for which...
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Energy & Utilities, Hydraulic Fracturing
Fashion v Fracking
Energy Live News - Energy Made EasyPriyanka Shrestha
British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood returned to the “runway” against fracking firm INEOS today. She was joined by other activists and models to protest against INEOS’ fracking operations, with placards reading “fracking climate chaos” and “frack off INEOS”. Last year, INEOS won...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas
National Oilwell Varco Announces First Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call
BusinessWire
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) will hold a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2018 results on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10 a.m. (Central Time). NOV will issue a press release with the Company’s results after the market...
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Biodiversity, Ecology
Watchdog: Lawsuit Prompts US to Reconsider Fracking in Wayne National Forest
RIA Novosti
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A decision by the US Forest Service to revise its land management plan for Wayne National Forest in the state of Ohio in response to a lawsuit gives environmentalists an opportunity press for a ban on fracking in future...
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Coal Industry, Coal Mining
Songbird nesting harmed by fracking, say scientists
Daily MailPress Association
Fracking is reducing the nesting success of an American songbird described as a modern-day “canary in a coal mine”, research has shown. The Louisiana waterthrush lives along forested streams in the central Appalachian region of West Virginia, where shale gas extraction has...
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Finance, Hedge Funds
Prominent Houston energy hedge fund backs Austin fracking sand company
The Business JournalsGreg Barr
Atlas Sand Company LLC, an Austin startup that is setting up production facilities in West Texas to mine and process sand used in oil and gas drilling, has received financial backing from a prominent hedge fund. BlackGold Capital Management LP, headquartered in...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas
Lawmakers seek firmer stance against drilling off Georgia
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Georgia lawmakers wants the state legislature to formally denounce President Donald Trump's plan to expand oil drilling into waters off its coast. Trump's proposal to allow oil and gas exploration off states where drilling...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas
Energies, Vol. 11, Pages 414: An Analysis for the Influences of Fracture Network System on Multi-Stage Fractured Horizontal Well Productivity in Shale Gas Reservoirs
Behavioral SciencesDeliang Zhang
This paper presents two representative models to analyze the flow dynamic of multi-scale porous medium in hydraulic fractured horizontal shale gas wells. In this work, considering the characteristic mechanisms (multi-scale porous space, desorption and diffusion), flow equations in shale are established. After...
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