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Myth Of The "BAKKEN" Crude

Speculations and myths regarding Bakken crude oil and its potential volatility have been rampant over the last several months and is the top issue being addressed by the entire petroleum industry.   1,057 more words


Shale: It Ain't So! US Energy Independence 'Not Guaranteed' by Drilling Continental United States 'to Extinction'

#Shale gas revolution 'proving to be something of a mirage' as new #statistics show that #financial + geological viability of projects 'low'—
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Naomi Oreskes: Fracking's Effect on Air Quality

Fracking has been shown to pollute streams, rivers, and groundwater — perhaps irreversibly — but what about its effect on air pollution and climate change? The answers may surprise you… 907 more words

Opinion Leaders

This doc about "bomb trains" filled with crude oil will make your head explode

VICE News just released Bomb Trains: The Crude Gamble of Oil by Raila 23-minute-long documentary investigating the explosive oil trains that regularly run from the Bakken shale to the Pacific Northwest. 62 more words

Climate & Energy

New Safety Rules Proposed For Oil Rail Tanker Cars That Carry Explosive, Fracked Crude

WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people. 434 more words


Whiting becomes largest Bakken shale producer with $6 billion Kodiak purchase

Whiting Petroleum agreed to buy smaller rival Kodiak Oil & Gas in a $6 billion, all-stock deal, the company announced Monday.

The purchase will form the largest producer  and the second-biggest leaseholder in the Bakken shale and Three Forks oil region of North Dakota, which has become the second-most important state in the union for oil output after Texas, with… 252 more words


North Dakota, fracking and flaring

My internet is working again!!!

Oil production in North Dakota, driven by hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken shale, has risen from 400,000 barrels a day to over a million over the past three years.   420 more words

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