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Shaken but not stirred – a Cuadrilla cocktail?

I have had a helpful reply from Brian Baptie at BGS about the Blackpool earthquakes, with a link to their updated analysis They have indeed placed instruments closer to the Preese Hall site since April 1st, and the conclusion is … Continue reading

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European Shale Gas is still Hot Air

The economic argument may be the strongest ally for the NO campaign. A report in the Wall Street Journal points out that the production costs of gas from shale in Europe will be considerably higher than they are in the … Continue reading

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Well, where are we going then?

While we wait for the outcome of the Senate reading of the proposed law to ban hydraulic fracturing in France, there is time to contemplate… What IS the future that we want? How ARE we going to produce the energy … Continue reading

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Shale Boom slowing down?

The Oil Depletion Analysis Centre (ODAC) has an interesting viewpoint on shale gas in this weeks ODAC newsletter Plans to revolutionise energy markets through shale gas fracking provoked mixed reactions this week. A study by scientists from Duke University (see … Continue reading

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Alternatives to water usage, such as fracturing with propane

In light of the proposal to ban hydraulic fracturing in France, I have been doing some digging of my own to investigate what the alternatives may be for the gas industry. From the website un-naturalgas.org I came across this useful … Continue reading

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Panel to set new standards for US gas extraction

In the New York Times of 6th May is a report about the Obama administration forming a panel of experts to form new standards for gas extraction, to find ways to make hydraulic fracturing safer and cleaner. Already the industry … Continue reading

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Can the fracking water be cleaned?

An article in Forbes is looking at ways to clean water that is recovered during fracking, so that it can be safely returned to the water supply. All well and good, but basically it just shows us that at the … Continue reading

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Bringing issues to the surface

That well blowout in Bradford County on April 19 has brought more than just contaminated water to the surface. The time it takes to get an expert response team on site in the event of an accident could be a … Continue reading

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Carbon Capture and Storage – a magic bullet for the bullet-proof?

I said I would come back to my concern about Carbon Capture and Storage. I have this nagging worry that it is being seen (by the pro-fossil fuel gang and their puppets) as a magic bullet, that they think it … Continue reading

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Millions of gallons of hazardous chemicals injected into wells

According to a report released on Saturday by Congressional Demcorat following an inquiry into hydraulic fracturing, oil and gas companies injected hundreds of millions of gallons of hazardous or carcinogenic chemicals into wells in more than 13 states from 2005 … Continue reading

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