Daily Archives: March 2, 2017

Stanford Unveils New Software Developed to Help Reduce Risk of Induced Seismicity

Just a day after the United States Geological Survey (USGS) released a report that finds a 50 percent reduction in the number of U.S. citizens who live in areas with the potential for induced seismicity since 2016, a new tool has been introduced that can be used to further reduce the already declining risk.
Stanford University on Thursday unveiled its new Fault Slip Potential software, which it developed to help producers reduce the risk of triggering manmade earthquakes via wastewater injection from oil and gas production. Available for free download here, the software combines geo-mechanics and pore pressure modeling into an

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Ohio CEO: “Phones Are Ringing Off the Hooks” With Business Opportunities, Thanks to Fracking

State Sen. Sean O’Brien (D) reported to EID at the beginning of the year that “oil and gas development is off to a great start.” And sure enough, there has been an uptick in drilling permits, announcements from producers that they will be adding more rigs to their drilling programs, and a flurry of pipeline approvals by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner (FERC) so far this year. Combined with executive orders from President Trump, these developments have created an environment that Rex Ferry, CEO of Girard-based Valley Electrical Consolidated, INC (VEC), says have led to his phone “ringing off the

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Allowing Fracking In Maryland “Will Help Narrow the Energy Gap” For Minorities

Derrick Hollie is the President of Reaching America, a non-profit education and policy organization developed to address the complex social issues impacting African American communities today, including education, criminal justice reform, occupational licensing reform and energy.
Dozens of Maryland residents showed up this week in Annapolis to voice their disproval of two pieces of legislation — Senate Bill 0740 and House Bill 1325 — that would prohibit the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Maryland.
As I said in my testimony, there is too much at stake for Marylanders to allow the misinformation from activists to influence policy in the form

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Natural Gas Plays an Important Role in Reducing California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

California households and businesses rely on inexpensive, emission-reducing natural gas to power the nation’s most populous state – and the world’s sixth-largest economy. The fact that California also produces and refines much of its own oil for transportation fuel and other uses, under the strictest environmental regulations in the country, means we are continuing a tradition of environmental stewardship that dates back more than 150 years.
A tradition of stewardship
California is brimming with natural beauty and natural resources, and as such has been a leader in environmental conservation and preservation for more than a century. From the preservation efforts of John

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