Fracking News

Fracking is big news. Formally called hydraulic fracturing, but also known as fraccing, hydrofracking, and hydrofracturing, it’s a method of fracturing rock to stimulate the flow of natural gas, oil or other carbon-based fuel. To help keep you abreast of the latest fracking news, Wiser has created a free morning email digest of the best fracking-related media coverage each day. Fracking is very controversial, with vocal anti-fracking activists pointing to the environmental effects and risks of the technique. These risks include pollution of local water supplies, the intensive use of water to undertake fracking, air pollution, increased likelihood of earthquakes, health risks and other issues. On the other side of the debate, supporters of fracking point to the economic stimulus created by fracking activities, the reduced reliance on hydrocarbon imports, and other factors. Whichever side of the debate you’re on, the Wiser daily brief will equip you with all the fracking news you need to start your day.

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Marketplace report: Documents show EPA has approved fracking chemicals despite health concerns
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"The public has a right to know": Fracking companies don't have to disclose chemicals linked to health concerns
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Buying Texas oil at New Mexico prices: Majors go west for shale
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Growing Pains - Diminishing Returns From Tight Oil Wells
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Fracking protester warns: 'Yorkshire's gorgeous, but that can be taken away’
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The Republican push to pass a major tax overhaul may also include another long-held GOP goal — opening up Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling.
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Rosehill: Q3 2017 Review
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Summary Rosehill acquired up to 9,100 net acres in northwest Pecos County, adding over 325 drilling locations, opening a second operating area in addition to the top-quality acres in Loving County. It drilled 7 gross horizontal and two SWD wells, running 2...
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Chesapeake Energy's (CHK) Presents at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Global Energy Conference (Transcript)
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Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE:CHK) Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Global Energy Conference November 16, 2017 02:50 PM ET Executives Jason Pigott - EVP of Operations and Technical Analysts Unidentified Company Representative Up next, we are very fortunate to have Jason Pigott,...
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Industrial Strength: How the U.S. Government Hid the Risks of Fracking
Inside Climate NewsNeela Banerjee
Most mornings, when his 7-year-old son Ryan gets up for school at 6:55, Bryan Latkanich is still awake from the night before, looking online for another home in some part of Pennsylvania with good schools and good water. Six years ago, Latkanich...
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Marketplace report: Documents show EPA has approved fracking chemicals despite health concerns
NPR State Impact Scott Blanchard
Marketplace’s Scott Tong reports on documents obtained by the Partnership for Policy Integrity that show the Environmental Protection Agency has previously undisclosed concerns that some chemicals used in fracking could cause serious health problems. One western Pennsylvania man, Tong writes, blames his...
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"The public has a right to know": Fracking companies don't have to disclose chemicals linked to health concerns
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A huge breakthrough in modern fracking came in 1997, courtesy of a stubborn, tenacious Texan named George Mitchell. After 17 years of trial and error, he and his team stirred up a secret recipe of water, chemicals and sand, shot it down...
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Buying Texas oil at New Mexico prices: Majors go west for shale
World Oil OnlineDavid Wethe
HOUSTON (Bloomberg) -- The state, which covers a smaller part of the oil-soaked shale formation, is the fourth-largest U.S. producer and luring industry giants including ExxonMobil, Chevron Corp., EOG Resources Inc. and Occidental Petroleum Corp. Their investments -- while small compared with...
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Halcón Resources' (HK) CEO Floyd Wilson on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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Halcón Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) Q3 2017 Results Earnings Conference Call November 10, 2017, 11:00 AM ET Executives Mark Mize - EVP and CFO Jon Wright - EVP and COO Floyd Wilson - Chairman, CEO and President Quentin Hicks - SVP, Finance and...
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Growing Pains - Diminishing Returns From Tight Oil Wells
ForbesContributor, Simon Flowers
There are signs that ramping up the intensity of the extraction process in the Permian is suffering from diminishing returns. Drilling longer lateral wells & pumping greater volumes of proppant have not been delivering commensurate volumes of oil. These apparent setbacks may...
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Fracking protester warns: 'Yorkshire's gorgeous, but that can be taken away’
The GuardianFrances Perraudin North
For the past year, Leigh Coghill has devoted her life to one thing – trying to stop the gas exploration company Third Energy from fracking on the outskirts of a tiny village in North Yorkshire. The 26-year-old from Wolverhampton, who “married into...
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