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20 Sep 2014

Landmark Fracking Study Finds No Water Pollution


The article below was originally written by Kevin Begos for the Associated Press.  A summary of the article and a link to the report and the original post is directly below. Summary: After monitoring 6 wells at one site, the Department of Energy released a report, showing that the chemical-laced fluids used to free gas stayed about 5,000 feet […]

3 Sep 2014

Twin Falls Times Article: Don’t Skimp on Gas Oversight


From: Twin Falls Times – News Click the link below for an editorial from the Twin Falls Times News.  The editorial is posted to provide Idaho-based news on the development of the energy industry in Idaho and does not reflect the position of the Idaho Petroleum Council. Click here or the image below: Don’t Skimp On Gas […]

8 Aug 2014

Oil Boom and Housing Bust Alter US Spending Trends


The article below, discusses state by state spending trends since the end of the recession in 2009.  States that have had an economic boom due to fracking stepped up their spending at triple the national pace.  This article was written by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economic Writer. The original post may be seen  here. North Dakotans, enriched by an oil […]

5 Aug 2014

Oil and Gas Commission Meeting – Final Summary


Below is a link to view and/or download a summary of  Rulemaking Meetings that have taken place over the few months in Boise.  The meetings were to update Idaho’s gas exploration rules that govern oil and gas development in Idaho.  The rules were updated from 2011 in anticipation of new developments in the state and to […]

5 Aug 2014

Colorado compromise aims to head off fracking showdown at ballot box


The article below is a repost from Fuel Fix.  It was written by Jennifer A. Dlouhy. The original post may be seen here. WASHINGTON — A last-minute deal in Colorado is aimed at averting a ballot showdown in November over the future of hydraulic fracturing and drilling regulations in the state that threatened to strand oil […]

25 Jul 2014

Energy Headlines: Judge strikes down Colorado Town’s Fracking Ban


The following headlines came from POLITICO Morning Energy News, a weekly newsletter.  It was written by Alex Guillén With help from Erica Martinson.  Each of the headlines below relate to the recent ruling against the ban on fracking. JUDGE STRIKES DOWN COLORADO TOWN’S FRACKING BAN: A Colorado judge on Thursday gave a big win to the oil and […]

22 Jun 2014

As Idaho’s Gas Industry Develops, Concerns Mount


Article Source: By BRIAN SMITH See the origional post here. NEW PLYMOUTH • New natural gas drilling near Idaho’s western border has challenged state regulators, alerted environmentalists and pushed industry to reassure locals that exploration will not harm Idaho’s soil, water and air. The industry is trying to soothe fears spurred by national headlines of contamination […]

16 Jun 2014

Survey: Support for Fracking is Highest in Communities Where It Occurs


by John Simaz , Big Rapids, Mich. One thing is clear from a recent June 2014 public policy survey of local officials by the University of Michigan’s Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP).  In northern Michigan, where hydraulic fracturing is actually occurring, residents overwhelmingly support oil and gas development. As the survey notes: “There are significant […]

7 May 2014

Low Stockpile Raises Worries Over U.S. Natural Gas Supplies


The United States faces a natural gas supply shortfall this year despite the country’s fracking boom, threatening more price spikes as energy companies struggle to replenish stockpiles drained to critically low levels after a brutal winter. As the coldest winter in 30 years thaws across North America, some experts worry that stockpiles will not be […]

22 Apr 2014

Optimism Thanks to Energy


Be Thankful on Earth Day for Oil and Gas Forbes: Today is Earth Day, the annual celebration of Mother Earth and all she provides to us. So I just wanted to spend a few moments and words here urging you all to take time out of your busy days to thank Mother Earth for the following: Thank […]