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Preliminary results from a University of Texas study on hydrualic fracturing indicates the process does not contaminate drinking water. It does increase the chances for surface contamination, but they were not able to directly tie the process to drinking water contamination. Prior reports, investigations and data gathered throughout the country on claims that the process […]

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Frack Water Recycling is Gaining Popularity

by Kenneth E. DuBose on November 1, 2011

Frack water recycling is gaining popularity as the volume of water used rises across popular shale plays. In a year of record drought in Texas, you can bet water concerns will become a larger issue if rain doesn’t come. It’s perception if nothing else. Millions of gallons are used in oil & gas completions and […]

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Forbes conducted a great interview with Chesapeake’s Aubrey McClendon last week. A few notable quotes below: In reference to the recession in 2008 and losing a chunk of his fortune I (McClendon) believed in our country and its leadership, and never in my wildest dreams did I think that CHK’s stock price could go from […]

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Arkansas Gas Companies Violate Water Rules

by Kenneth E. DuBose on September 8, 2011

Operators in Arkansas are going to have to pick up the pace in terms of compliance. Announcements like this one don’t bode well for the industry. Gas companies were in violation of water quality rules more than half the time officials conducted inspections at sites in the Fayetteville Shale, according to a report released Tuesday […]

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Texas RRC – Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Rules Accepted

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 31, 2011

Texas hydraulic fracturing rules are close to being implemented. The rules will go to a 30 day comment period before being enacted. Texas was the first state to pass legislation that requires the disclosure of frack fluids. The Texas Railroad Commission on Monday began the process of adopting a set of rules that would require oil […]

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New Jersey Frack Ban for 5 Years or Forever?

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 26, 2011

New Jersey Frack Ban legislation is going to Governor Chris Christie’s desk and he is expected to veto the legislation and offer a compromise with a proposed five year ban. I imagine the state will soften up to the idea after other states get the house and order. New Jersey will want the jobs created […]

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Frack water treatment or waste water disposal has the potential to be a $3 billion industry in the Marcellus Shale region. In case you didn’t catch it the first time, that’s Three Billion Dollars. That’s in one region alone. I won’t venture to guess how big the entire wastewater treatment industry might be in a […]

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Whiting Petroleum Plans Bandera County TX Wildcat

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 19, 2011

Whiting Petroleum plans a wildcat in the Quachita Foldbelt in Bandera County, TX. This isn’t an are known for its oil & gas production, so watch for results. A foldbelt is an geological term used when rocks are permanently deformed resulting in bent or curved rock layers. That means the formation can be very thick […]

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Oasis Petroleum announced second quarter results along with an increase in its capital budget and the number of frack stages deployed in the Bakken Shale. Operators have consistently utilized larger hydraulic fracturing completions in the Bakken Shale and the latest move has Oasis going from 28 to 36 stages per well. Expect to see a […]

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North Carolina Hydraulic Fracturing Laws Needed

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 2, 2011

North Carolina shale gas exploration will not take off until companies are able to frack and complete oil & gas wells in the state. Current law does not allow for the use of fracking or hydraulic fracturing. The state has only recently garnered oil & gas industry attention. A 2008 USGS study first noted the […]

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