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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International Markets Stymie Schlumberger
Seeking Alpha • Shock Exchange
How The Shale Boom Turned The World Upside Down
Forbes • Contributor, Robert Rapier
Trump wants to make it easier to drill in national parks. We mapped the 42 parks at risk.
Vox • Sarah Frostenson
LA to study banning oil production around homes, schools, hospitals and other public places
KPCC • Emily Guerin
LA to study banning oil production around homes, schools, hospitals and other public places
KPCC • Emily Guerin
Greenpeace fined under Lobbying Act in 'act of civil disobedience'
The Guardian • Matthew Taylor
AADE ’17: Constructing better wells can increase integrity during fracturing, reduce production problems
World Oil Online • Alex Endress, News Editor
Our most iconic national parks are in danger of becoming oil and gas drilling hot spots.
Environmental Health News
Fracking activists in Lancashire lose high court bid to stop drilling
The Guardian • Adam Vaughan Energy Correspondent
Senators allege DAPL builder didn’t have permit to build under Lake Oahe.
Environmental Health News
 
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Oil & Gas
International Markets Stymie Schlumberger
Seeking AlphaShock Exchange
Summary SLB reported Q1 earnings Friday. North America delivered as expected, but international markets stymied the company. Total revenue fell 3% Q/Q, which was below expectations. Oil markets could be volatile for the rest of the year, but SLB's strong balance sheet...
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Energy Finance, Hydraulic Fracturing
How The Shale Boom Turned The World Upside Down
ForbesContributor, Robert Rapier
In 2005, it seemed clear that the U.S. was about to enter a long-term energy crisis. But that's not exactly how things turned out.
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Energy Regulation, Hydraulic Fracturing
Trump wants to make it easier to drill in national parks. We mapped the 42 parks at risk.
VoxSarah Frostenson
Weaker regulations could mean oil and gas pollution and spills in pristine national parks. It’s no secret that oil and gas companies are on the hunt for new places to drill. But the quest for more fossil fuels could heat up in...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas
LA to study banning oil production around homes, schools, hospitals and other public places
KPCCEmily Guerin
An oil well pumps in a newly constructed neighborhood near Shell Oil Company Alamitos No. 1 discovery well on Signal Hill on May 30, 2003 in Long Beach, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Emily GuerinThe city of Los Angeles is considering taking...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas
LA to study banning oil production around homes, schools, hospitals and other public places
KPCCEmily Guerin
An oil well pumps in a newly constructed neighborhood near Shell Oil Company Alamitos No. 1 discovery well on Signal Hill on May 30, 2003 in Long Beach, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Emily GuerinThe city of Los Angeles is considering taking...
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Elections & Polls, Environment
Greenpeace fined under Lobbying Act in 'act of civil disobedience'
The GuardianMatthew Taylor
Greenpeace has become the first organisation to be fined under the government’s Lobbying Act which critics warned would silence legitimate campaign groups. Ministers said the legislation, dubbed the “gagging law” by charities, would hold corporate lobbyists to account when it was introduced...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Oil & Gas
AADE ’17: Constructing better wells can increase integrity during fracturing, reduce production problems
World Oil OnlineAlex Endress, News Editor
HOUSTON -- As the North American shale revolution has evolved, spawning new technologies and strategies for drilling and completing horizontal wells with longer laterals and increased frac staging, the upstream oil and gas industry is still learning how to construct wells for...
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Climate Policy, Hydraulic Fracturing
Our most iconic national parks are in danger of becoming oil and gas drilling hot spots.
Environmental Health News
In late March, President Trump signed his 19th executive order, titled “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth,” which may also make it easier for energy companies to drill in America’s national parks.
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Environment, Hydraulic Fracturing
Fracking activists in Lancashire lose high court bid to stop drilling
The GuardianAdam Vaughan Energy Correspondent
Residents say they’re ‘truly dismayed’ after judges uphold decision to approve Cuadrilla shale gas operation in Fylde Lancashire residents fighting to block a fracking site have said they are “truly dismayed” after losing a high court legal challenge. The Preston New Road...
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Climate Policy, Hydraulic Fracturing
Senators allege DAPL builder didn’t have permit to build under Lake Oahe.
Environmental Health News
A new letter to Army Corps of Engineers makes bombshell accusations, asks for documentation on several legal front.
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