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2010-06-07 14:46:00

Order Follows 16-Hour Gas Well Leak in Clearfield County; Comprehensive Investigation Gets Underway HARRISBURG, Pa., June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today ordered EOG Resources Inc. to suspend its natural gas well drilling activities in Pennsylvania after a June 3 blowout at one of the company's Clearfield County wells sent natural gas and at least 35,000 gallons of drilling wastewater into the sky and over the ground for 16 hours. DEP...

2010-06-04 13:44:00

EOG Resources Well Released Fracking Fluid, Natural Gas for 16 Hours HARRISBURG, Pa., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger said today that his agency intends to investigate aggressively the circumstances surrounding a blowout at a Marcellus Shale natural gas well in Lawrence Township, Clearfield County, and take the appropriate enforcement action. At approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, the operators of the well, which is...

2010-05-26 12:52:00

DALLAS, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A proposal asking ExxonMobil to disclose what it is doing to reduce risks from toxic chemicals in natural gas drilling, and consider alternatives, won support today from holders of 26.3 percent of the company's shares - the latest indication of investors' concerns about hydraulic fracturing's threat to drinking water, public health and shareholder value. The level of support was five times the typical level for a first-time environmental...

2010-05-20 12:05:00

Resolution Demands Disclosure and Risk Reduction SAN FRANCISCO, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As concern grows about the use of toxic chemicals in natural gas drilling, investors are pushing energy companies to disclose what they are doing to reduce risks to drinking water, public health, and shareholder value. Next week the focus is on ExxonMobil, which is poised to become the nation's biggest natural gas company. At ExxonMobil's annual meeting May 26 in Dallas, shareholders will...

2010-04-13 11:25:00

DALLAS, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight's "Dan Rather Reports" travels to the western U.S. this week to investigate a revolution in drilling technology, meant to harvest the nation's vast reserves of natural gas found in shale rock. The technique combines horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing. The industry calls this "fracking" and it has allowed the United States to surpass Russia in becoming the largest producer of natural gas in the world. (Logo:...

2009-09-25 11:51:00

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection has ordered Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation to cease all natural gas well hydro fracking operations in Susquehanna County until the company completes a number of important engineering and safety tasks. "The department took this action because of our concern about Cabot's current fracking process and to ensure that the environment in Susquehanna County is properly protected," DEP Northcentral...

2009-06-24 08:13:00

UPLAND, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RG Global (OTC Bulletin Board: RGBL), on Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 held an informative meeting with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) to discuss the benefits of their proprietary DynIX(TM) technology water treatment system. RG Global outlined the key advantages of RG Global's water treatment technologies for treating produced water from coal bed methane (CBM) wells and, most importantly,...

2009-06-09 15:33:00

WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move that recent studies suggest could result in thousands of lost jobs, billions in foregone taxpayer revenue, and massive amounts of American energy left in the ground, U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.), and Jared Polis (D-Colo.), along with Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), today introduced companion legislation seeking to impose new restrictions on a safe and commonly used energy technology known as hydraulic fracturing....

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'