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Texas: Less Than 1% Of Fresh Water Used by Shale Gas Industry

Texas: Less Than 1% Of Fresh Water Used by Shale Gas Industry | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it

Texas hydraulic fracturing accounts for less than 1% of statewide water use, with irrigation, municipalities and manufacturing making up state’s top 3 water consumers.

 

The Texas Railroad Commission (TRC) Tuesday adopted new rules to encourage Texas operators to continue their efforts at conserving water used in the hydraulic fracturing process for oil and gas wells, even though hydraulic fracturing and total mining use accounts for less than 1% percent of statewide water use, with irrigation, municipalities and manufacturing making up state’s top three water consumers.

 

Major changes adopted to the Commission’s water recycling rules include eliminating the need for a Commission recycling permit if operators are recycling fluid on their own leases or transferring their fluids to another operator’s lease for recycling. The changes adopted by the Commission today also clearly identify recycling permit application requirements and reflect existing standard field conditions for recycling permits.

 

Chairman Barry Smitherman said, "By removing regulatory hurdles, these new amendments will help foster the recycling efforts by oil and gas operators who continue to examine ways to reduce freshwater use when hydraulically fracturing well."

Commissioner David Porter said, "Water use has been a major concern examined by my Eagle Ford Shale Task Force, and I commend our staff for working to streamline our rules to encourage more recycling."


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ASTM's Subcommittee D18.26 is Developing Standards for Hydraulic Fracturing [Fracking]

ASTM's Subcommittee D18.26 is Developing Standards for Hydraulic Fracturing [Fracking] | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it

Members of ASTM International's subcommittee D18.26 will be at the forefront of change in this dynamic field, developing the consensus standards that guide best practices throughout the oil and gas industry and safeguard precious water, land and air resources.

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New panel to advise EPA on 'fracking' - The Hill (blog)

New panel to advise EPA on 'fracking' - The Hill (blog) | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
Legal News Line New panel to advise EPA on 'fracking' The Hill (blog) Proponents, including the energy industry, say fracking technology has unlocked vast amounts of oil and gas that were previously out of reach and can help set the nation on a...
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Chevron, Green Groups Agree Set Standards for Shale Gas

Chevron, Green Groups Agree Set Standards for Shale Gas | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
Chevron Corp. joined natural gas producers and environmental groups to form an independent center that will set standards for drilling by hydraulic fracturing in the U.S. Appalachian region.

 

The Center for Sustainable Shale Development, being formed today in Pittsburgh, will provide independent evaluations of gas producers that join the effort.

 

The center’s standards will limit flaring, encourage maximum water recycling and reduce the toxicity of the fracking fluid.


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NY appeals court to consider local fracking bans - U.S. News & World Report

NY appeals court to consider local fracking bans - U.S. News & World Report | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
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Intrigue in Illinois after House Speaker calls for fracking moratorium | Midwest Energy News

Intrigue in Illinois after House Speaker calls for fracking moratorium | Midwest Energy News | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
People close to the issue are not sure if Madigan has had a change of heart; they also speculate he was trying to pressure industry groups to agree to significant taxes for fracking.

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Cheaper natural gas helps some manufacturers - Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)

Cheaper natural gas helps some manufacturers - Pittsburgh Business Times (blog) | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
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Cheaper natural gas helps some manufacturers
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An article in today's edition -- "Shale Boom Alone Won't Propel U.S.
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Power shift: Energy boom dawning in America - NBCNews.com (blog)

Power shift: Energy boom dawning in America - NBCNews.com (blog) | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
Power shift: Energy boom dawning in America
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Politicians have been warning for decades that the U.S. must wean itself from foreign energy, but just a few years ago their words seemed like so much wishful thinking: The U.S.
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University of Tennessee’s Fracking Plan Stirs Protests

University of Tennessee’s Fracking Plan Stirs Protests | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
The university says leasing land to a gas company to conduct hydraulic fracturing would allow researchers to study the impact in a closed environment.
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Future unclear as New York fracking debate drags on | Democrat & Chronicle

Future unclear as New York fracking debate drags on | Democrat & Chronicle | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it

(Gannett) In mid-February, state Health Commissioner Nirav Shah signaled he would complete his review of hydraulic fracturing and shale-gas drilling in the 'next few weeks.'...


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Obama: Time to Create the Energy Security Trust - Voice of America

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Obama: Time to Create the Energy Security Trust
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He said that is why he asked Congress in his State of the Union address to establish an Energy Security Trust to investigate new technologies for oil-free vehicles.
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"How the White House thinks about climate change, in 7 charts" - Wonkblog

"How the White House thinks about climate change, in 7 charts" - Wonkblog | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
Brad Plumer at The Washington Post's Wonkblog put together a useful summary of the latest Economic Report of the President.
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Obama Calls for Security Trust to Fund Energy Research - Energy Collective

Obama Calls for Security Trust to Fund Energy Research - Energy Collective | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
The White House (blog) Obama Calls for Security Trust to Fund Energy Research Energy Collective Speaking at Argonne National Laboratory Friday, President Barack Obama emphasized the need for research on alternative energy technologies and called...
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Can Environmentalists, Shale Gas Producers Get Along?

Can Environmentalists, Shale Gas Producers Get Along? | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
It was serendipitous that I read about a collaboration between environmentalists and unconventional gas drillers while attending Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership’s conference on the nexus of energy, food and water. The goal...
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Williston, North Dakota is transformed into boomtown - thanks to fracking - Catholic Online

Williston, North Dakota is transformed into boomtown - thanks to fracking - Catholic Online | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
Williston, North Dakota is transformed into boomtown - thanks to fracking Catholic Online "Fracking," a controversial procedure that produces crude oil through ecologically questionable procedures, has turned many into billionaire oil barons...
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Panel tackles fracking topic (video) - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Panel tackles fracking topic (video) - Warren Tribune Chronicle | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
Warren Tribune Chronicle Panel tackles fracking topic (video) Warren Tribune Chronicle Nally called water usage and disposal the "main issue" raised by opponents of the hydraulic fracturing process, commonly called "fracking." But he said new...
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Energy firms, environmental groups agree on tough new fracking standards - NBCNews.com

Energy firms, environmental groups agree on tough new fracking standards - NBCNews.com | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
Energy firms, environmental groups agree on tough new fracking standards
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A nationwide boom in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has unleashed huge new energy reserves but also led to fears of pollution and climate change.
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Chevron, Shell, Enviros Set Fracking Standards

Chevron, Shell, Enviros Set Fracking Standards | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
Chevron, Shell and other natural gas companies and environmental groups have formed a new center that will set standards for drilling by hydraulic fracturing in the Appalachian Basin.
Based in Pittsburgh, Penn., the Center for Sustainable Shale...

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Energy Journal: Saudis Catch the Shale Bug - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Energy Journal: Saudis Catch the Shale Bug - Wall Street Journal (blog) | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
ArabianBusiness.com Energy Journal: Saudis Catch the Shale Bug Wall Street Journal (blog) After months of resentful glances or outright disdain, OPEC has suddenly decided to embrace the main threat to its dominance of world energy trade—fracking...
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SHALE BOOM: Why Fracking Is An Economic Game-Changer That Can't Be ... - Business Insider

SHALE BOOM: Why Fracking Is An Economic Game-Changer That Can't Be ... - Business Insider | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
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But there are plenty of experts who would argue such notions are off the mark.
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Where US energy is produced - NBCNews.com

Where US energy is produced
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Where US energy is produced. Select an energy sector from the drop-down menu for a state-by-state view of production figures from 2010; map of states with "fracking" as of May 2011.
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University of Tennessee Wins Approval for Hydraulic Fracturing Plan

University of Tennessee Wins Approval for Hydraulic Fracturing Plan | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE — The University of Tennessee faced protests here on Friday over its proposal to let a private company drill for natural gas across a forest controlled by the university. Connect With Us on Social Media @nytimesscience on Twitter.
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WEEKLY ADDRESS: Time to Create the Energy Security Trust - Whitehouse.gov (press release)

WEEKLY ADDRESS: Time to Create the Energy Security Trust - Whitehouse.gov (press release) | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
MarketWatch WEEKLY ADDRESS: Time to Create the Energy Security Trust Whitehouse.gov (press release) DC— In this week's address, President Obama spoke to the American people from the Argonne National Laboratory, which he toured earlier that day,...
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Obama Calls for Energy Security Trust, Orders Climate Change ...

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Obama renews call for Energy Security Trust, announces plan to end oil for transportation, orders agencies to review projects for global warming impacts.
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Energy plan can 'break cycle' of oil dependence, Obama says - WGAL Lancaster

Energy plan can 'break cycle' of oil dependence, Obama says - WGAL Lancaster | FrackingTruthPA | Scoop.it
WGAL Lancaster Energy plan can 'break cycle' of oil dependence, Obama says WGAL Lancaster "We can support scientists who are designing new engines that are more energy efficient; developing cheaper batteries that go farther on a single charge; and...
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