DRILLING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DRILLING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Texas gas town considers banning fracking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58089096-79/gas-denton-fracking-texas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58089096-79/gas-denton-fracking-texas.html.csp">Texas gas town considers banning fracking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EMILY SCHMALL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T10:22:02.792-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 10:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denton, Texas • Natural gas money has been good to this Texas city: It has new parks, a new golf course and miles of grassy soccer fields. The business district is getting a makeover, and the airport is bustling, too. For more than a decade, Denton has drawn its lifeblood from the huge gas reserves that lie beneath its streets. The gas fields have produced a billion dollars in mineral wealth and pumped more than $30 million into city bank accounts. But this former farming center north of Dallas ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580890962014-06-19T10:22:02.792-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-19T10:22:02.792-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58089096@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:22:02 MDT Utah ‘high risk’ oil wells among those left uninspected http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58055908-78/wells-blm-utah-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58055908-78/wells-blm-utah-oil.html.csp">Utah ‘high risk’ oil wells among those left uninspected</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="2014-06-15T14:21:53.779-06:00">Updated Jun 15, 2014 02:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A majority of the oil and gas wells drilled on federal land in Utah during recent boom years have not been inspected, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. Of even more concern: Two-thirds of the wells the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) identified as high priority — because their locations pose greater risks — have not been examined. The Utah data cover the 2,432 oil and gas wells drilled between 2009 and 2012 on Utah lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service, the BLM and th...</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> 58055908@www.sltrib.com Sun, 15 Jun 2014 14:21:53 MDT Oil boom produces jobs bonanza for archaeologists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58056536-79/oil-archaeologists-boom-jobs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58056536-79/oil-archaeologists-boom-jobs.html.csp">Oil boom produces jobs bonanza for archaeologists</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="2014-06-11T13:55:01.633-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 01:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tioga, N.D. • Drilling crews are eager to plunge their equipment into the ground. Road builders are ready to start highway projects, and construction workers need to dig. But across the hyperactive oil fields of North Dakota, these and other groups often must wait for another team known for slow, meticulous study — archaeologists, whose job is to survey the land before a single spade of dirt can be turned. The routine surveys have produced a rare jobs bonanza in American archaeology, a field in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580565362014-06-11T13:55:01.633-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-11T13:55:01.633-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58056536@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:55:01 MDT Washington Post: BLM regulators must step up their game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58045471-82/blm-wells-gao-gas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58045471-82/blm-wells-gao-gas.html.csp">Washington Post: BLM regulators must step up their game</a></h4>