DRILLING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DRILLING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Grouse measures defer drilling in much of Wyoming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260687-68/grouse-wyoming-sage-blm.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260687-68/grouse-wyoming-sage-blm.html.csp">Grouse measures defer drilling in much of Wyoming</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MEAD GRUVER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T09:10:53.344-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 09:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cheyenne, Wyo. • The total area of federal oil and gas leases deferred in Wyoming to protect the greater sage grouse — ahead of next year’s expected decision on whether the bird is a threatened or endangered species — substantially exceeds the combined size of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, U.S. Bureau of Land Management figures show. In Wyoming, the 2,864 leases deferred in whole or in part to protect sage grouse cover 3.5 million acres, or 5,500 square miles. They include 40 leas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582606872014-08-05T09:10:53.344-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T09:10:53.344-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58260687@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:10:53 MDT Colorado governor aims to strike deal on fracking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260639-68/colorado-fracking-ballot-hickenlooper.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260639-68/colorado-fracking-ballot-hickenlooper.html.csp">Colorado governor aims to strike deal on fracking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IVAN MORENO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T21:40:07.396-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 09:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Colorado’s Democratic governor on Monday urged those pushing dueling proposals on oil and gas drilling to stop their campaigns to avoid a messy ballot fight and called for a task force to deal with energy development. Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis joined Gov. John Hickenlooper at the state Capitol to detail what they are pitching as a compromise to prevent four initiatives that support or oppose hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. But it remains to be seen whether both sides will pu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582606392014-08-04T21:40:07.396-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T21:40:07.396-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58260639@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:40:07 MDT Britain reopens way for shale-gas fracking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232728-79/shale-fracking-gas-energy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232728-79/shale-fracking-gas-energy.html.csp">Britain reopens way for shale-gas fracking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW KNIGHT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T09:51:01.936-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations. Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said shale gas has the potential to increase the country’s energy supply but stressed national parks will be protected. “Done right, speeding up shale will mean more jobs and opportunities for people and help ensure long-term econom...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582327282014-07-28T09:51:01.936-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T09:51:01.936-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232728@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:51:01 MDT Businessman dismissed from Utah fraud lawsuit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206705-78/lawsuit-dismissed-investors-businessman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206705-78/lawsuit-dismissed-investors-businessman.html.csp">Businessman dismissed from Utah fraud lawsuit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By tom harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T20:48:47.812-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 08:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Connecticut businessman has been dismissed out of a lawsuit by a group of people who claim they were defrauded when they were convinced to invest in drilling oil and gas wells. Jonathan Feldman of Greenwich, Conn., owner of Patriot Exploration LLC and Millennium LLC, was dismissed from the 3rd District Court lawsuit. The investors signed a statement saying an investigation had shown Feldman did not misappropriate funds as they had alleged in the 2012 lawsuit. The investors are continuing to p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206705@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:48:47 MDT Study shows how drilling wastewater causes quakes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58147586-68/wells-oklahoma-pressure-keranen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58147586-68/wells-oklahoma-pressure-keranen.html.csp">Study shows how drilling wastewater causes quakes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T20:16:37.97-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 08:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A new study explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably shaking up Oklahoma. Those wells seem to have triggered more than 100 small-to-medium earthquakes in the past five years, according to a study published Thursday by the journal Science. Many of the quakes were much farther away from the wells than expected. Combined, those wells daily pour more than 5 million gallons of water a mile or two underground into rock forma...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581475862014-07-03T20:16:37.97-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T20:16:37.97-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147586@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:16:37 MDT New York top court OKs local gas-drilling bans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58133408-68/gas-court-ban-fracking.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58133408-68/gas-court-ban-fracking.html.csp">New York top court OKs local gas-drilling bans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL HILL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T12:40:02.42-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 12:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albany, N.Y. • New York’s top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders. The state Court of Appeals affirmed a midlevel appeals court ruling from last year that said the state oil and gas law doesn’t trump the authority of local governments to control land use through zoning. The two “fracking” cases from two central New York towns have been closely watched by drillers hopin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58133408@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:40:02 MDT New York top court OKs local gas-drilling bans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132539-79/gas-court-ban-fracking.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132539-79/gas-court-ban-fracking.html.csp">New York top court OKs local gas-drilling bans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL HILL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T13:01:33.808-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 01:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albany, N.Y. • New York’s top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders. The state Court of Appeals affirmed a midlevel appeals court ruling from last year that said the state oil and gas law doesn’t trump the authority of local governments to control land use through zoning. The two “fracking” cases from two central New York towns have been closely watched by drillers hopin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581325392014-06-30T13:01:33.808-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T13:01:33.808-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132539@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:01:33 MDT Oil drilling threatens solitude of national park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58099890-79/park-oil-gas-natural.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58099890-79/park-oil-gas-natural.html.csp">Oil drilling threatens solitude of national park</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH WOOD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-22T15:03:28.457-06:00">Updated Jun 22, 2014 03:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Theodore Roosevelt National Park, N.D. • After the last hints of sunset dip behind the hills, the North Dakota horizon comes alive with flickering orange flames of a different kind — natural gas flares. These tiny tongues of fire burn bright against the dark prairie just beyond the boundaries of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the Badlands, where the man who later became the nation’s 26th president sought solace after his wife and mother both died unexpectedly on the same day in 1884 in his ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580998902014-06-22T15:03:28.457-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-22T15:03:28.457-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58099890@www.sltrib.com Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:03:28 MDT