In a recent nationwide survey by University of Texas, only 44% of Americans reported knowing what fracking actually entails. More education is needed to make sure they understand the practices at hand – particularly if they live near a drilling site.
A new operation in Utah claims it will be the country’s first “99% clean,” eco-friendly fracking project. Who are they, what do they hope to accomplish, and how do they plan to extract product from notoriously finicky sands of the Uinta Basin?
As Consol Energy drills beneath Pittsburgh International Airport, it’s now using new high-horsepower engines designed to significantly cut air pollution emitted by its hydraulic fracturing fleet — and it has become the first natural gas producer to deploy them, the company said Wednesday. The diesel engines for the fracturing pumps, meant to cut air pollution by 36 percent overall, are the result of a collaboration among Houston oilfield services...
Do you think all pipelines would benefit from having an objective clearinghouse of information available to the public? Virginia Tech’s Pipeline Information Network wants to educate citizens about the myths and facts of the oil & gas structures that make their energy supply possible.
It may initially seem counter, but failing to complete drilling operations is actually enabling some companies to continue production rather than pause as a result of cuts. They do so with the hope that the cost of completion will drop.
We know that residential real estate is still benefiting from the shale boom in places like Houston. But so is the industrial side of the industry. Right now, billions of dollars are being spent in the Ship Channel area alone to accommodate the growing need for petrochemical facilities. http://bit.ly/1IKm7l1