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2013-02-13 16:22:54

WARSAW, Poland, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For much of the past few decades, Europe has been reliant upon Russia for natural gas and oil to fuel everyday life. With an eye on energy independence, Euro-Weld is helping dozens of European countries to set up pipelines to collect and distribute natural gas. These pipelines, built with steel and perfect for transporting energy products, are helping Europe to extract and move shale gas in abundance. However, more pipeline will be built in...

2013-02-12 16:20:57

Webinar slated for Feb. 21 HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has released emissions data for the unconventional drilling industry and will discuss the results in an upcoming web-based presentation on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. The data represents 2011 emissions from natural gas production and processing facilities, such as wells and compressor stations. "The data show that emissions from drilling...

2013-02-06 16:22:14

CLEVELAND, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Water continues to be a hot topic in the shale gas industry because recovery of shale gas requires large quantities of water. The impact of shale gas extraction on the water supply has already become a controversial issue. With the escalation of oil and gas production in the Utica and Marcellus shale plays, there is a growing awareness, and some concern, about the quantity of fresh water that must be used to enable production. Enormous volumes of water...

2013-02-04 08:30:04

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, announced today the publication of Proppant Briefs, an information series to improve hydraulic fracturing performance. The first seven briefs were released at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, February 4-6, The Woodlands, Texas. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130204/DA52327) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120730/MM48468LOGO) The...

2013-01-29 16:21:33

TSX ticker symbol; BKX CAMARILLO, CA, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - BNK Petroleum Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: BKX) is pleased to announce that its indirect wholly owned subsidiary BNK Petroleum (US) Inc. ("BNK US") has obtained a new US$76,000,000 credit facility ("new facility") from Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. ("MSCGI"). The initial commitment amount of the new reserve-based facility is US$61,000,000 with an additional uncommitted amount of US$15,000,000 available at the...

2013-01-17 16:20:54

HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DNV, an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, has launched recommended practice (RP) for the entire life cycle of shale gas extraction, based on risk management principles, industry best practices and standards. The objective is for the RP to form the foundation for future development of a globally recognized standard for safe and sustainable shale gas extraction. DNV is calling for input...

2013-01-13 12:20:18

TSX ticker symbol; BKX CAMARILLO, CA, Jan. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - BNK Petroleum Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: BKX) provides the following update on its operations in Poland and Oklahoma. Oklahoma The exploration horizontal Barnes 6-2H well operated by the Company's US subsidiary BNK Petroleum, (US) Inc. (BNKUS) in its Tishomingo field in Oklahoma, is still being tested with very encouraging results.  The 21 day stabilized pumping production rate from the Lower Caney and...

2013-01-11 12:21:01

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- API Vice President for Policy and Economic Analysis Kyle Isakower told reporters this morning that an IHS study shows that future unconventional oil and natural gas development will generate large numbers of jobs and new revenue for government in nearly every state: "Shale energy development has transformed the U.S. energy sector and been one of the few bright lights in our nation's recovering economy. And it's poised to do...

2013-01-10 12:21:50

Public Has Major Concerns About Expanded Shale Gas Fracking for Exporting to Other Nations; "Clean Water First" is Clear Choice When Public Weighs Options for More U.S. Energy Production. WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans are not opposed to more domestic energy production, but they are unwilling to achieve it by sacrificing clean water, increased energy efficiency, and expanded wind and solar power in the process, according to a major new ORC International...

2013-01-09 00:20:24

HOUSTON, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- eCORP Stimulation Technologies, LLC ("ecorpStim"), a wholly owned subsidiary of eCORP International, LLC ("eCORP"), announced today the successful field demonstration during which it safely stimulated the Eagle Ford Shale at 5950 feet with a fluid other than water. This field demonstration is part of ecorpStim's ongoing efforts to advance the development of shale gas in a sustainable manner and with minimal environmental impact. The test completed in...