DRILLING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DRILLING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57807488-68/ohio-state-drilling-gas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57807488-68/ohio-state-drilling-gas.html.csp">Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE CARR SMYTH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T20:22:15.184-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 08:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Columbus, Ohio • State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to gas drilling, leading the state to issue new permit conditions in certain areas that are among the nation’s strictest. A state investigation of five small tremors in the Youngstown area, in the Appalachian foothills, last month has found the high-pressure injection of sand and water that accompanies hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the Utica Shale may ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578074882014-04-11T20:22:15.184-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T20:22:15.184-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57807488@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:22:15 MDT Neighbors bicker over forced drilling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750376-68/property-drilling-hilcorp-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750376-68/property-drilling-hilcorp-law.html.csp">Neighbors bicker over forced drilling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEVIN BEGOS </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and MARC LEVY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T22:29:04.605-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New Bedford, Pa. • An energy company is dusting off an old, unused state law that can force property owners to accept oil and gas drilling under their land, pitting neighbor against neighbor in a Pennsylvania community and raising the possibility that lawmakers will have to take sides. Houston-based Hilcorp seeks to use a 1961 Pennsylvania law to drill under the property of four holdout landowners in New Bedford, near the Ohio border an hour north of Pittsburgh. The concept, known as “forced po...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577503762014-03-30T22:29:04.605-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-30T22:29:04.605-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57750376@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:29:04 MDT White House plan would cut methane emissions from drilling, landfills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57743665-68/methane-gas-emissions-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57743665-68/methane-gas-emissions-oil.html.csp">White House plan would cut methane emissions from drilling, landfills</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T12:09:14.469-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 12:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The White House announced a wide-ranging plan Friday aimed at cutting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling, landfills and other sources. The plan, part of President Barack Obama’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming, comes amid concerns about increased methane emissions resulting from an ongoing boom in drilling for oil and natural gas. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas released by landfills, cattle and leaks from oil and gas produ...</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> 57743665@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:09:14 MDT Chevron offers pizza coupons to townspeople after gas explosion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57647449-79/chevron-bobtown-pizza-fire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57647449-79/chevron-bobtown-pizza-fire.html.csp">Chevron offers pizza coupons to townspeople after gas explosion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEVIN BEGOS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T10:34:01.884-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 10:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BOBTOWN, Pa. • Critics are raging after an energy giant offered pizza coupons to a community near a natural gas well that exploded last month, killing a worker. News stories, TV shows and blogs — many sarcastic or outright scornful — spread the word far and wide. “Shame on you,” one person wrote about the offer by Chevron Corp. “How insulting!” said another. Comedy Central’s satirical “The Colbert Report” skewered it. But the 750 or so residents of the hamlet of Bobtown? Not one has signed an on...</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> 57647449@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:34:01 MDT 640 new oil, gas wells proposed south of Strawberry River http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57574529-78/project-strawberry-river-area.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57574529-78/project-strawberry-river-area.html.csp">640 new oil, gas wells proposed south of Strawberry River</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T22:32:11.866-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 10:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oil and gas developers are pursuing plans to drill 640 wells south of the Strawberry River between Strawberry and Starvation reservoirs in Duchesne County. As proposed, the project would include drilling inside the Strawberry River Wildlife Management Area — land set aside to mitigate environmental damage from the Central Utah Project and other federal water projects. The management area safeguards wildlife migration corridors and critical populations of native cutthroat trout. It also supports...</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> 57574529@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:32:11 MDT Newspaper investigation questions oil field safety, says 663 killed in 6 years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57588053-68/oil-safety-drilling-field.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57588053-68/oil-safety-drilling-field.html.csp">Newspaper investigation questions oil field safety, says 663 killed in 6 years</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-23T15:37:38.52-06:00">Updated Feb 23, 2014 03:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • Injury claims, government data and public records of oil field accidents since the start of the onshore drilling and fracking boom in 2007 show the federal government failed to implement safety standards and procedures, according to a Houston Chronicle investigation. The examination also shows a lack of government inspections and shoddy practices by many oil and gas companies. The newspaper says the result is a toll of badly injured or killed workers. Texas accounted for about 40 perce...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575880532014-02-23T15:37:38.52-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-23T15:37:38.52-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57588053@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:37:38 MDT