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Fracking’s future is in doubt as oil price plummets – Climate News Network
Stefan Cramer January 07th, 2015

By Kieran Cooke, climate news network LONDON, 6 January, 2015 − There’s no doubt that US-based fracking – the process through which oil and gas deposits are blasted from shale deposits deep underground – has caused a revolution in worldwide energy supplies. Yet now the alarm bells are ringing about the financial health of the fracking industry, ...


Netherlands Formalises Fracking Moratorium
Stefan Cramer December 29th, 2014

The Dutch government of Prime Minister Mark Rutte has adopted a Parliamentary motion that forbids shale gas extraction in the Netherlands during the present government’s term of office, which is to run until end 2016. Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp says that his department will continue its research into shale gas, with a study on ...


The Fracking Fight Spreads—and Spreads Apart
Stefan Cramer December 25th, 2014

From tiny towns to superstates, the battle lines were redrawn in 2014, with pockets of dissension showing in the ranks. By Zahra Hirji, InsideClimate News Dec 24, 2014 This was the year the anti-fracking movement multiplied, diversified and suffered some growing pains.It was also the year the energy industry pushed back hard, spending millions on anti-fracking election campaigns, ...


University of Texas researchers challenge EIA long-term forecasts | Shale Energy Insider
Stefan Cramer December 21st, 2014

University of Texas researchers challenge EIA long-term forecasts A group of researchers at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, have conducted a study into the longevity of some of the largest shale plays in the US. The results have forecast a sooner and sharper slowdown in shale productivity compared to US Energy Information Administration (EIA) research ...


Here’s the grassroots political story behind the New York fracking ban – The Washington Post
Stefan Cramer December 19th, 2014

Fracking protesters cheer outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office in New York on Wednesday. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)   Here’s the grassroots political story behind the New York fracking ban By Steven Mufson December 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM Long before Wednesday’s ban on fracking by the administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, small towns in New York state were fighting ...