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New study: drilling causes water contamination in Pennsylvania wells

An analysis of drinking water sampled from three homes in Bradford County, Pennsylvania revealed traces of a compound commonly found in Marcellus Shale drilling fluids, … 666 more words

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Report: Colorado Among Areas Shaken By Man-Made Earthquakes

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS4) — More than a dozen areas in the United States, including Colorado, have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found. 437 more words


My life after The Houston Post: 20 years and counting

THE HOUSTON POST was killed 20 years ago today. It is perhaps fitting that on this day many former employees of the newspaper will be gathering at a Bellaire church to pay tribute to a fellow “Post Toastie,” Fred King, who died earlier this week. 846 more words

What happens when Energy Corporation of America abandons a well?

You’re probably familiar with the saga of Energy Corporation of America (ECA) announcing that it planned to bring “a little bit of the Bakken… 371 more words

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TSX erases losses, heads higher; US indexes lower on Fed rate hike fears

Toronto’s benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index has rebounded from early losses Tuesday but two of the three major U.S. indexes remain in negative territory in mid-afternoon trading. 196 more words


World's biggest PR firm calls it quits with American oil lobby

The world’s largest public relations firm is ending its lucrative relationship with America’s powerful oil lobby – after more than a decade and at least $327m in billings. 357 more words


Oil prices sag on latest U.S. inventory data; stock markets down slightly

Oil prices slid below the $50 US a barrel level early Thursday before rallying later in the session to end the day north of the $51 mark. 212 more words