fracking (page 7)

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    Iran, Saudi Arabia are nearly at war. So why are our gas prices still barely above $2/gal.?

    One word: Fracking. Holman Jenkins in The Wall Street Journal explains: To belabor what was once obvious, instability in the Middle East typically has been bullish for oil prices, as witnessed by various Arab-Israeli wars and Iraq’s wars with its neighbors. Saudi jets have already entered the fight…
    Jon Sanders, April 1, 2015
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    Wednesday Fracking Video

    Phelim McAleer continues to expose fraud in the movement against hydraulic fracturing: If you’ve read my reports and newsletters on hydraulic fracturing, you’ve encountered Mayor Tillman, the filmmaker McAleer, and Alisa Rich. My Facts on Fracking Policy Report discussed Dish, Texas, and Tillman: In 2010 the mayor…
    Jon Sanders, October 15, 2014
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    Landmark federal study adds to research consensus on safety of fracking

    A comprehensive U.S. Department of Energy study of hydraulically fractured wells in Pennsylvania — whose importance and preliminary results were discussed here, in my Policy Report on fracturing, and in my Spotlight report on fracking chemicals — has been finalized. The full report is viewable here (…
    Jon Sanders, October 1, 2014
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    ‘Those’ Duke researchers show that hydraulic fracturing is safe

    The News & Observer reported in August that [Robert Jackson and Avner Vengosh of Duke University] are among the few academics issuing high-profile challenges to energy industry claims that drilling is environmentally safe, yet they have had a low profile in fracking deliberations in Raleigh. But as state officials…
    Jon Sanders, September 16, 2014
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    Two guys who really hate fracking

    There are two guys who would love very much for everyone to think that hydraulic fracturing is, counter to empirical research, dangerous, bad for the environment, a causer of earthquakes and flammable drinking water and any other big bad imaginable. They would love to see it stopped, immediately. Well,…
    Jon Sanders, June 20, 2014
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    “It’s 17 Bakkens placed on top of one another.”

    Incredible new shale play in West Texas: If you haven’t heard of the Cline Shale, it is a monster: Lying roughly 1.8 miles below the surface of the Permian, the Cline runs about 140 miles from north to south and 70 miles wide. So it’s approximately 9,800 square miles…
    Jon Sanders, March 14, 2013
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    The Anti-Energy President vs. the Poor

    “The policy of the Obama administration has been not to increase the energy supplies that are so critical to our nation’s economic health, but to limit them, to increase energy prices, and to make energy more expensive,” Pete DuPont writes today in The Wall Street Journal. DuPont lists several…
    Jon Sanders, March 30, 2012
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    Irish Times on America’s fracking revolution

    A fantastic piece. Some highlights: It took several modifications, but with every improvement they made, Mitchell and his team edged closer to the goal of making it economically viable to produce shale gas. By switching to fresh water from a gel substance they had initially started out using, they…
    Jon Sanders, March 21, 2012