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Gas is flared as waste in March from the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil is extracted using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, near Buttonwillow, California.

The problem with fracking

Nov 24, 2014
Fracked oil wells decline in output quickly -- requiring more fracked wells
Posted In: Oil, fracking, enviroment

Dirty 'frackwater' could yield lots of green

Nov 12, 2014
The market for cleaning up the briny waste water is likely to grow dramatically.
Posted In: fracking, conservation

The numbers for November 11, 2014

Nov 11, 2014
On Veterans Day, we look at Kai's time in the Navy and post-9/11 casualty rates.
Posted In: veterans, Iraq war, Afghanistan war, fracking, divorce, police
Opponents of hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' hold placards during a rally in Lafayette Square, across from the White House.

Texas oil town votes to ban fracking

Nov 5, 2014
Denton, a college town in the middle of the oil patch, overwhelmingly votes against more fracking.
Posted In: denton, fracking, oil industry
Men with Cabot Oil and Gas work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site in South Montrose, Pa.

Low oil prices could hurt drillers carrying high debt

Nov 4, 2014
Energy companies that need to borrow to keep drilling could be hurt by low prices
Posted In: big oil, fracking, investors, oil industry
US-Energy-Gas-Environment Jeff Boggs, responsible for the drilling at Consol Energy poses in front of one of the company's Horizontal Gas Drilling Rigs exploring the Marcellus Shale outside the town of Waynesburg, PA.

Ohio wants its slice of fracking's oil wealth

Oct 29, 2014
Some states tax oil production much more than other states
Posted In: Oil, fracking, Ohio, severance, severance tax

Denton, Texas debates a fracking ban

Oct 24, 2014
The small community could set a precedent for the future of drilling in Texas.
Posted In: fracking, texas

More fracking produces more open waste pits

Oct 14, 2014
Residents of a Texas town are apprehensive about sludge pits planned in their community.
Posted In: fracking, waste, texas, big oil
Guar research field, Texas A&M AgriLife, Lubbock, TX.

The boom-and-bust story of a crop called guar

Oct 9, 2014
A plant took on an outsize importance in the fracking world and created huge price swings.
Posted In: guar gum, fracking, farming

Frack that! Oil tries to own a word that rallies critics

Oct 8, 2014
An industry group wants to reclaim a term from opponents of oil drilling.
Posted In: fracking, rebranding, mining

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