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Calgary – The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors forecast for 2016 reflects the dramatic downturn deeply impacting the oil and gas services industry and projects a decrease of 58 per cent from 2014 in the number of wells drilled.
Fort St. John and Fort Nelson, B.C. – Fracking triggered a 4.4-magnitude earthquake in northeastern B.C. last year, making it one of world's largest earthquakes ever triggered by the controversial process. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
July 22, 2015, Mississauga, Ont. – Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions has released its 2015 deephole drilling reference book, titled Deephole Drilling in the Waterwell, Oil & Gas, Geothermal and Exploration Markets.
June 12, 2015, Wichita Falls, TX – Back when much of Texoma was engulfed in a drought, private water wells were in demand. But now the drought is over, well-drilling businesses are beginning to see a drought of their own. Texomas reports. | READ MORE
June 7, 2015, Washington, DC – Both sides of the contentious fracking debate in Canada are claiming vindication from a new report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Toronto Sun reports. | READ MORE
June 2, 2015, Lloydminster, Sask. – Dentist Nekky Jamal has started an initiative called Quench to build wells in parts of the world, such as Nicaragua, that are in dire need of clean water. The Meridian Booster reports. | READ MORE
As I get to visit with people around the country on my Just the Fracks book tour, I am learning a lot about what people think and know about energy and hydraulic fracturing.
March 20, 2015, Northern Quebec – Commerce Resources have completed seven holes of a spring/summer program at the Ashram rare earths deposit in northern Quebec. The company says it hopes to upgrade the existing resource and finish geomechanical and hydrogeological work for a pre-feasibility study, Resource Clips reports. | READ MORE
March 17, 2015, California – As California farms and cities drill deeper for ground water in an era of drought and climate change, they are pumping water that fell to Earth during the ice age, Mother Jones reports. | READ MORE
March 4, 2015, Washington – FracFocus, the U.S. system for disclosing chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process, which operates in five Canadian provinces, is undergoing several improvements.
Jan. 29, 2015, Montreal – The three countries that run the North American Free Trade Agreement's environmental watchdog have voted against an investigation into how Canada oversees Alberta's oilsands. | READ MORE
Jan. 20, 2015, Whitehorse, Yukon – After months of public consultations throughout the territory, the Yukon Legislature's select committee on hydraulic fracturing could not agree on whether hydraulic fracturing should be allowed in the territory. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Dec. 23, 2014, Quebec City – Quebec, New York and New Brunswick have all banned the controversial method of fossil fuel extraction, citing the lack of conclusive research that fracking can be done safely, reports The Independent. | READ MORE In what some are calling the possible tipping point to a domino effect, Quebec, New York and New Brunswick all banned the controversial method of fossil fuel extraction, citing the lack of conclusive research that fracking can be done safely and expressing concerns about public health, water contamination, greenhouse gas emissions and the oil and gas industry’s lack of a social license to frack. - See more at: http://theindependent.ca/2014/12/20/fracking-moratoria-could-cause-domino-effect-in-north-america-including-nl/#sthash.vF7LcuDq.dpuf In what some are calling the possible tipping point to a domino effect, Quebec, New York and New Brunswick all banned the controversial method of fossil fuel extraction, citing the lack of conclusive research that fracking can be done safely and expressing concerns about public health, water contamination, greenhouse gas emissions and the oil and gas industry’s lack of a social license to frack. - See more at: http://theindependent.ca/2014/12/20/fracking-moratoria-could-cause-domino-effect-in-north-america-including-nl/#sthash.vF7LcuDq.dpuf
Dec. 12, 2014, Vancouver – Hydraulic fracturing is not without its risks, but outright bans are unjustified and would hinder natural resource development in Canada, says a Fraser Institute report. Business Vancouver reports. | READ MORE
Dec. 2, 2014, Vancouver – Environment is now top of mind for executives who don’t want to end up liable for water pollution and other forms of contamination. Business Vancouver reports. | READ MORE
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