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NETL Releases Analysis of Fracture Growth and Gas Migration associated with Use of Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Formations


Today the DOE Office of Fossil Energy release of new analysis of the -- An Evaluation of Fracture Growth and Gas/Fluid Migration as Horizontal Marcellus Shale Gas Wells are Hydraulically Fractured in Greene County, Pennsylvania. This report documents the results from the first two years of a field study that monitored the induced fracturing of six horizontal Marcellus Shale gas wells in Greene County, PA, to evaluate fracture growth and...

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Florida DEP releases RFI to Review Well Workover Technique


The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is seeking to immediately retain an expert or group of experts with relevant experience in the areas of geology, groundwater hydrology, oil and gas exploration, or oil and gas well workover procedures, including hydraulic fracturing.  FDEP will require an expert report to assess a well workover technique, new to Florida, involving an enhanced acidation procedure.  The procedure occurred at a well in southwest Florida, south of Lake Trafford in...

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EPA Webcast on April 7 on “Waters of the U.S. Proposed Rule”


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Join us for a webcast on April 7 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern to learn more about the recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) jointly released proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. The webcast will provide a broad overview of the proposed rule and its costs and benefits. The proposed rule is available at:...

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Hydraulic Fracturing Study Technical Roundtable Summary Report


EPA recently posted the summary report of the technical roundtable...

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EPA - CWA Waters


EPA Releases info on CWA / Waters of the U.S.