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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UK needs 6,000 shale gas wells to fill 50% of imports, study says
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Northern Territory lifts fracking ban, opening up 700,000 sq km to gas exploration
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GEODynamics introduces new zone isolation technology
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Oil producers are rushing to New Mexico. But tapping its supply could threaten another resource: Water
Los Angeles Times • Keith Schneider
BNK Petroleum reports successful frac stimulation at Oklahoma's Tishomingo field
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Environment, Hydraulic Fracturing
UK needs 6,000 shale gas wells to fill 50% of imports, study says
The GuardianAdam Vaughan
More than 6,000 shale gas wells would be needed to replace half the UK’s gas imports over a 15-year period, according to a new report. The nascent UK fracking industry has argued that growing reliance on gas from Norway and Qatar necessitates...
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Environment, Hydraulic Fracturing
Northern Territory lifts fracking ban, opening up 700,000 sq km to gas exploration
The GuardianAustralian
The Northern Territory government has lifted a ban on hydraulic fracturing of onshore gas that will open up more than half of the territory’s land mass to the controversial practice. The first exploration fracking by petroleum companies is expected to occur early...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Oil & Gas
GEODynamics introduces new zone isolation technology
World Oil Online
FORT WORTH, Texas -- GEODynamics has introduced a new and evolutionary technology in composite frac plug systems. Called the EVOLV+FracTrapTM Zone Isolation System, it provides both ball retrieval and composite plug technology in one tool that delivers risk-free, ball-on-seat, plug-and-perf isolation solutions...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas
Oil producers are rushing to New Mexico. But tapping its supply could threaten another resource: Water
Los Angeles TimesKeith Schneider
Massive oil drilling rigs stretch across the horizon here like giant carnival rides — 85 in all, lighting the night sky across two counties that sit atop one of the biggest fossil fuel deposits in the nation. Southeastern New Mexico has long...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas
BNK Petroleum reports successful frac stimulation at Oklahoma's Tishomingo field
World Oil Online
CAMARILLO, Calif. -- BNK Petroleum Inc. has announced that the Company has finished the fracture stimulation of the Glenn 16-2H well in the Company’s Tishomingo field, in the SCOOP area of Oklahoma. The Glenn 16-2H well was fracture stimulated with 10.7 million...
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Energy & Utilities, Hydraulic Fracturing
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Energy Business ReviewEbr Staff Writer
Consisting mainly of methane, natural gas is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon gas mixture. The fossil fuel is formed as a result of exposure of layers of decomposing plant and animal matter to intense heat and pressure under the surface of the Earth...
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Crude Oil, Hydraulic Fracturing
Iran’s Oil Industry Is Still Waiting for Cash Infusion—Energy Journal
The Wall Street JournalNeanda Salvaterra
International companies are largely staying on the sidelines as the Trump administration threatens to rip up the 2016 nuclear deal and reimpose oil sanctions lifted in exchange for limits on Iran’s atomic-power program. Iranian officials predicted that by now the nuclear deal...
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America's Oil Boom Is Fueled By A Tech Boom
NPRMose Buchele
The U.S. is on track to become the world's biggest oil producer, pumping out more crude than at its peak nearly a half century ago. For decades, few expected such a comeback, and it's all the more remarkable because the price of...
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America's Oil Boom Is Fueled By A Tech Boom
NPRMose Buchele
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America's Oil Boom Is Fueled By A Tech Boom
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