April 25, 2015

The Link Between Fracking and Oklahoma’s Quakes Keeps Getting Stronger

Over the last few years, Oklahoma has experienced an insane uptick in earthquakes.
By Kevin Drum, Mother Jones, April 6, 2015

Over the last few years, Oklahoma has experienced an insane uptick in earthquakes. As we reported in 2013, the count exploded from just a couple per year back … Continue reading

PA DEP Omits 1,000’s of Fracked Wells from its Required Act 13 Reporting

Lack of reporting could cost PA government up to $0.75 – $1.85 billion over the expected life of these wells
By Joel Gehman, Diego Mastroianni, Angela Grant and Dror Etzion, University of Alberta and McGill University, November 15, 2012

Paper published in 2012 from business management faculty in two Canadian Continue reading

Economics and International Trends Sour Shell’s Taste for South African Shale Gas

It’s high time that the negative aspects around shale gas as a technology came home to roost
By Jonathan Deal, Treasure Karoo Action Group, March 15, 2015

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The news that Royal Dutch Shell and possibly other global oil and gas players are shifting their focus … Continue reading

A Hard Look at the Risks of Transporting Oil on Rail Tanker Cars

Recent accidents in Canada and U.S. show that the cars aren’t built for carrying so much oil and tracks are deteriorating
By National Public Radio, February 25, 2015

DAVE DAVIES, HOST:

This is FRESH AIR. I’m Dave Davies in for Terry Gross, who’s off this week. Earlier this month, a … Continue reading

Gas Extraction Causing Earthquakes

Exploitation of Groningen gas field causing ground to settle and 1,000’s of earthquakes

This is not about shale gas but about conventional gas: the huge gas field in the northern Dutch province Groningen. See here a very good infographic of the story:

View infographic by Kor Dwarshuis

A joint venture … Continue reading

Shocking Deterioration In Tight Oil

The amount of new production simply cannot keep up with the steep declines in older wells
By Energy Policy Forum, February 13, 2015

Tight oil in the US is experiencing shocking deterioration in production vs. declines percentages just since November. Rig counts have plunged and though production overall is still … Continue reading

Today’s Shale Era Is The Retirement Party For Oil Production

The recent U.S. oil production boost from shale drilling is short-lived and somewhat desperate
By Adam Taggart, PeakProsperity, February 7, 2015

As we’ve written about often here at PeakProsperity.com, much of what’s been ‘sold’ to us about the US shale oil revolution is massively over-hyped. The amount of commercially-recoverable shale … Continue reading

Pipeline Company Gives Up On Cleaning Its Oil Spill

Anywhere it gets cold, this could happen
By Scott Bosse, American Rivers, January 23, 2015

Three weeks after the Poplar Pipeline spewed 40,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana, cleanup efforts have been called off due to dangerous ice conditions. The spill, which occurred on January

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Rally to Stop TPP – NYC, Jan. 26

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WHY IS THIS MOMENT URGENT? TPP negotiations are expected to conclude within 2 months! Congress is holding hearings on the 27th about new legislation that will apply Fast Track rules to TPP, prohibiting Congress from amending the agreement’s most environmentally disastrous provisions. President Obama promoted TPP in his State of … Continue reading

Pipeline Leaks Oil Into the Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone River didn’t have enough oil in it, apparently
By Heather Smith, Grist, January 20, 2015

Across the U.S., people celebrated the long weekend brought on by the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in different ways. Bridger Pipeline LLC spent the weekend spilling Bakken crude into the … Continue reading