Shale Advisors Call for Disclosure of Chemicals
In its final report, the Dept. of Energy's advisory subcommittee on shale also said diesel fuel should not be used in fracking, a common name for the process. In fracking, chemical-laden water is injected thousands of feet below the surface to extract small pockets of natural gas.
In addition the report called on regulators and the industry to measure and report on water quality issues, including the deposition of waste water laden. It called for a study of whether methane is seeping into to drinking water due to the fracking process. For more information, see our shale gas page.
CBS/NY Times Video on Issues of Fracking
Shale - Stories, Links and Resources
Energy Department approves expanded LNG exports
The Washington Post - 2013-05-18
3 Foreign Companies Invest in U.S. Project to Export Liquid Gas
NYTimes.com - 2013-05-18
Judge rules administration overlooked fracking risks in California mineral leases
Reuters - 2013-04-09
Frackers Are Losing $1.5 Billion Yearly to Leaks
Mother Jones - 2013-04-05
Chesapeake Opens Drill Site to EPA Fracking Study
WSJ.com - 2013-01-24
Digging into the practice of fracking
CBS News - 2012-12-30
Total: Oil Production to Peak at 98M Barrels per Day
Dow Jones Newswire via Rigzone - 2012-12-13
In a Natural Gas Glut, Big Winners and Losers
NYTimes.com - 2012-10-23
Global Resources News stories
Links for the search term: Shale
Economic effects of shale hydrofractruring in Ohio counties
Ohio job growth has been almost as strong (1.3% increase) in fracking-free counties as in strong fracking counties (1.4% job growth).
Forbes Columnist forecasts $8 Natural Gas
Describes below-average injections into storage during the spring and summer of 2012.