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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CARBO Ceramics builds on success in the Gulf of Mexico
World Oil Online
Trump proposes scrapping Obama-era fracking rule on water pollution
The Guardian • Oliver Milman
Commissioner accused of 'cronyism' as his force stops policing fracking protests
The Guardian • Frances Perraudin North
As Interior Secretary Swaggers Through Parks, His Staff Rolls Back Regulations
The New York Times
Overnight Energy: Senate confirms controversial Interior No. 2 pick
The Hill • Devin Henry, Timothy Cama
Reveal Energy Services presents IMAGE Frac 2.0 pressure-based fracture maps
World Oil Online
It May Be Time To Drill Down Into Oilfield Services Stocks
Forbes • Claire Poole, Contributor
"Fracking" Has Lost Its Faddish Sex Appeal
Forbes • Contributor, David Blackmon
Earthquake expert proposes ‘no frack zone’ around critical infrastructure.
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Rick Perry thought he was talking to a world leader about pig manure. It was a prank call.
Washington PostCleve R. Wootson, Jr.
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry was the latest victim of Russian pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov.
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Finance, Hydraulic Fracturing
CARBO Ceramics builds on success in the Gulf of Mexico
World Oil Online
HOUSTON -- CARBO Ceramics Inc. has announced that Kryptosphere HD has been utilized by all super major E&Ps operating in the Gulf of Mexico, for deep, high stress wells. HD is an ultra-conductive, high strength ceramic proppant. It was initially engineered to...
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Energy Regulation, Environment
Trump proposes scrapping Obama-era fracking rule on water pollution
The GuardianOliver Milman
The Trump administration has proposed scrapping an Obama-era rule that aimed to ensure fracking for oil and gas does not pollute water supplies. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which is part of the Department of Interior, said on Tuesday that it...
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Environment, Hydraulic Fracturing
Commissioner accused of 'cronyism' as his force stops policing fracking protests
The GuardianFrances Perraudin North
The North Wales police and crime commissioner has been accused of “cronyism” after his force withdrew from policing anti-fracking protests following his intervention. Arfon Jones, a member of Plaid Cymru and former police inspector, was an anti-fracking campaigner before being elected to...
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Climate Policy, Environment
As Interior Secretary Swaggers Through Parks, His Staff Rolls Back Regulations
The New York Times
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Barack Obama, Climate Change
Overnight Energy: Senate confirms controversial Interior No. 2 pick
The HillDevin Henry, Timothy Cama
INTERIOR NO. 2 CONFIRMED: The Senate on Monday confirmed President Trump's pick to be the No. 2 official at the Interior Department. David Bernhardt was confirmed to the deputy secretary post on a 53-43 vote. With Monday's vote, Bernhardt returns to the...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Oil & Gas
Reveal Energy Services presents IMAGE Frac 2.0 pressure-based fracture maps
World Oil Online
AUSTIN -- Reveal Energy Services announced today the commercialization of IMAGE Frac 2.0 pressure-based fracture maps that validate completion designs on every well with minimum operational risk and cost. The company is presenting the technology's latest version, which includes five new services,...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Oil & Gas
It May Be Time To Drill Down Into Oilfield Services Stocks
ForbesClaire Poole, Contributor
Frac sand, U.S. land drilling and Canadian pressure pumping companies seem to be the best bet at this point in the cycle, analysts say.
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas
"Fracking" Has Lost Its Faddish Sex Appeal
ForbesContributor, David Blackmon
The term "Fracking", once a click magnet for the media and ripe subject for major TV series like "CSI", has lost its sex appeal. What was once a cussword in the American lexicon has now become nothing more than the oil and...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Hydropower
Earthquake expert proposes ‘no frack zone’ around critical infrastructure.
Environmental Health News
Energy regulators should consider five-kilometre exclusion zones to protect critical infrastructure such as cities and dams from an increasing number of earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing, says one of Canada’s foremost experts on seismic hazards. In addition to “no frack zones” around...
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