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.

Recent Fracking News Coverage
 
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Keane to buy RockPile Energy Services in $284M cash and stock deal
Seeking Alpha • Carl Surran
Frac crew shortage may push oil's biggest bubble to 2018
World Oil Online • David Wethe, Joe Carroll
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The Wall Street Journal
Trump officials act to tilt federal science boards toward industry.
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TechnipFMC opens new facility in Odessa, Texas
World Oil Online
Google Asked to Label Anti-Fracking Websites as ‘Fake News’
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The sun rises over an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk®In the ten years after An Inconvenient Truth, environmentalist...
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Hedge Funds, Hydraulic Fracturing
Fracking, Now The Dominant Technology, Will Keep Oil Price Around $55: Goldman Sachs
ForbesContributor, Jeff Mcmahon
Oil prices may rise or fall in the short-term, but they will return to a range of $55 to $65 in the long term because that's the price of oil from fracking shale wells, the Goldman Sachs head of research said in...
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A New Stage For NCS Multistage: Upcoming Quiet Period Expiration Opens Buying Opportunity
Seeking AlphaDon Dion
Summary The IPO quiet period on underwriter reports for NCSM ends 5.23; on 5.24 these influential firms will likely issue positive analyses. The event could propel NCSM stock price even higher. NCSM is innovative, has reported strong recent results, and has made...
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Hydraulic Fracturing
Keane to buy RockPile Energy Services in $284M cash and stock deal
Seeking AlphaCarl Surran
Keane Group (NYSE:FRAC) agrees to acquire completion services provider RockPile Energy Services for $284.5M in cash and stock. FRAC says the deal will increase the size of its pressure pumping fleet by 26%, with ~1.2M total hydraulic fracturing horsepower located across the...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Oil & Gas
Frac crew shortage may push oil's biggest bubble to 2018
World Oil OnlineDavid Wethe, Joe Carroll
CHICAGO and HOUSTON (Bloomberg) -- Shale explorers pushing to expand oil production are struggling to find enough fracing crews after thousands of workers were dismissed during the crude rout. Independent U.S. drillers underspent their first-quarter budgets by as much as $2.5 billion...
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Coal Industry, Energy & Utilities
Know thy enemy: The markets frustrate OPEC’s efforts to push up oil prices
The EconomistThe Economist
BORROWING three words from Mario Draghi, the central banker who helped save the euro zone, Khalid al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, and his Russian counterpart, Alexander Novak, on May 15th promised to do “whatever it takes” to curb the glut in the...
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Energy & Utilities, Hydraulic Fracturing
West Coast Natural Gas Coup
The Wall Street Journal
Markets reeled on Wednesday at the sign of turmoil in Washington, but some good news came out of Coos County, Oregon, where three-quarters of voters on Tuesday rejected a referendum seeking to block the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal and a...
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Energy Regulation, Environment
Trump officials act to tilt federal science boards toward industry.
Scientific AmericanJohn Mcquaid
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency surprised many people in 2015 when it announced its scientists had found hydraulic fracturing for natural gas had no “widespread, systemic impacts” on the nation’s drinking water. Some independent studies had shown the opposite. The EPA’s 47-member...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Oil & Gas
TechnipFMC opens new facility in Odessa, Texas
World Oil Online
The facility will host all Surface Americas product and service lines including surface wellhead, pressure pumping products, frac equipment services and rental, flowback services, and measurement solutions. Surface Americas successfully combines products and services from drilling through completion and production into an...
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Digital Media, Elections & Polls
Google Asked to Label Anti-Fracking Websites as ‘Fake News’
Heritage FoundationMichael Bastasch
An oil and gas drilling advocacy group published an open letter to Google asking the search engine giant to consider “purging or demoting” websites spreading misinformation about hydraulic fracturing. Google rewrote its search engine algorithm to bury “fake news” websites in the...
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