Latest Frak Stories

2011-09-07 13:53:59

With a technology called "fracking" sparking energy booms — and controversy — worldwide, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) describes advances in the workhorse materials used to produce oil and gas from previously inaccessible deposits deep below Earth's surface.

2011-07-28 10:33:00

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Who are the multi-million dollar foundations and activists, nonprofits, media groups and academics that are attacking the natural gas industry and its safe, effective hydraulic fracturing process? Who spreads myths and lies about a business that has created thousands of jobs and has delivered energy extracted from U.S.

2011-07-15 11:00:00

HOUSTON, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Mueller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) issued a statement today congratulating Texas Governor Rick Perry's decision to sign a hydraulic fracturing disclosure bill into law and expressing appreciation to Representative Jim Keffer and Senator Jane Nelson for their efforts to get this landmark legislation passed.

2011-06-07 07:30:00

TPPF's Kathleen Hartnett White examines the low risks and high rewards of hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" AUSTIN, Texas, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The U.S.

2011-01-17 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, the non profit organization Justice Through Music, www.jtmp.org, joined again with the band Op-Critical in a release of a new music video called "Freakin Frackin," about the extreme environmental damage caused by hydrofracking.

2010-12-21 10:00:00

Americans Unwilling to Trade Clean Drinking Water For Dirty Energy Production; Strong Support Across Party Lines Seen For Putting Emphasis on Energy Production With Minimum of Pollution. WASHINGTON, Dec.

2010-08-17 10:19:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Atlas Resources LLC $97,350 for allowing used hydraulic fracturing fluids to overfill a wastewater pit and contaminate a high-quality watershed in Hopewell Township, Washington County.

2010-06-14 14:24:00

Company pressed to reduce risk to investors in wake of recent natural gas accidents HOUSTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A proposal asking Ultra Petroleum to disclose what it is doing to reduce risks from toxic chemicals in natural gas drilling, and consider alternatives, won the support today of holders of 21 percent of the company's shares.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.