WEATHERFORD, Texas - Oil field work was coming in fast when GoFrac doubled its workforce and equipment fleet at the beginning of last year, just one of hundreds of small oil service companies thriving on the revival of U.S. drilling.
BISMARCK -- A hearing is set for June 23 to consider the state of North Dakota’s request to temporarily prevent a new federal fracking rule from taking effect.
North Dakota has filed a request for preliminary injunction against the Bureau of Land Management, seeking to delay implementation of the hydraulic fracturing rule until the court can review the challenge filed by North Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado.
WASHINGTON - Fracking has not led to widespread, systemic pollution of drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday in a long-awaited study, though it warned that certain drilling activities could pose potential risks.
Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner
June 04, 2015
HOUSTON - U.S. shale oil producers, having weathered the worst price plunge in their industry's brief history, now face a dilemma: whether to stay in a defensive crouch after slashing their rig fleets, or start drilling more wells to capture a partial recovery in prices.
SAN FRANCISCO - California should require oil producers to cut their water usage as part of the administration’s efforts to conserve water in the drought-ravaged state, environmentalists said on Wednesday.
BISMARCK -- The state of North Dakota will join a lawsuit alleging overreach in the federal government new hydraulic fracturing regulations, the state Industrial Commission voted Tuesday.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem told Gov. Jack Dalrymple that Wyoming’s claims in its existing lawsuit reflect North Dakota’s interests. If a judge accepts the motion to intervene, the state of North Dakota would become a party in the suit, which was filed March 26 in the federal district of Wyoming.
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