October 22, 2014

Fracking In Ohio Triggered 400 Tiny Earthquakes in 3 Months

“Hydraulic fracturing has the potential to trigger earthquakes”
By Casey Coates Danson, Global Possibilities, October 16, 2014

What this study means is that with the shifts that are reflected in the earthquakes there are new faults and fractures created.  These can be new pathways along which materials can move – Continue reading

FERC Approves NY Methane Storage Project

Independent analysis concludes, over 25 years, “the likelihood of a disaster of extremely serious consequences is more than 35%”
By Peter Mantius, DC Bureau, October 3, 2014

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Brushing aside warnings of dangerous geological risk, federal regulators say construction can start immediately on … Continue reading

Estimate of Recoverable Monterey Shale Oil Cut by 96%

Federal energy authorities have slashed by 96% the estimated amount of recoverable oil buried in California’s vast Monterey Shale deposits
By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times, May 21, 2014

Federal energy authorities have slashed by 96% the estimated amount of recoverable oil buried in California’s vast Monterey Shale deposits, deflating … Continue reading

New Theory Holds Geology, Not Politics, Thwarts NY Fracking

Will Utica, Marcellus remain non-starters in Empire State?
By Tom Wilbur, Shale Gas Review, October 25, 2013

Come to the event “Shale Gas Potential in New York” October 30 at 7 pm

A collection of factors stalled the Pennsylvania shale gas rush at the New York state border, including grass … Continue reading

Study Raises New Concern About Earthquakes and Fracking Fluids

Faraway quakes can trigger swarms of quakes near injection well sites
By Sharon Begley, Reuters, July 11, 2013

Powerful earthquakes thousands of miles (km) away can trigger swarms of minor quakes near wastewater-injection wells like those used in oil and gas recovery, scientists reported on Thursday, sometimes followed months later … Continue reading

Utica Shale Promises, Challenges Examined

Ohio’s Utica shale promises, challenges examined at CWRU meeting
By Alison Grant, The Plain Dealer, June 18, 2013

An earthquake that shook Youngstown on New Years Eve in 2011 was considered a rare occurrence, even as it raised concerns about seismic activity linked to the injection wells used to store … Continue reading

Fluids From Marcellus Shale Likely Seeping Into PA Drinking Water

Fluids deep beneath PA’s natural gas fields are likely seeping upward thousands of feet into drinking water supplies
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, July 9, 2012

New research has concluded that salty, mineral-rich fluids deep beneath Pennsylvania’s natural gas fields are likely seeping upward thousands of feet into drinking water supplies.

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A Rash of Earthquakes Appears to be Related to Oil and Gas Drilling

EARTHQUAKES: ‘Remarkable’ spate of man-made quakes linked to drilling, USGS team says
By Mike Soraghan, EnergyWire, March 29, 2012

A rash of earthquakes in the middle of the country appears to be related to oil and gas drilling, according to a group of researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Officials: 4.0 magnitude quake in northeast Ohio related to wastewater injection well

By Associated Press 

McDONALD, Ohio — Officials said Saturday they believe the latest earthquake activity in northeast Ohio is related to the injection of wastewater into the ground near a fault line, creating enough pressure to cause seismic activity.

The brine wastewater comes from drilling operations that use the so-called … Continue reading

Anthony Ingraffea on Hydraulic Fracturing

View Anthony Ingraffea videos on hydraulic fracturing

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