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Commission mulls tough new fracking regs

...proposed new regulations on hydraulic fracturing. The petroleum industry said they would...toughest in the nation, if adopted.Fracturing, also called "fracking" is a process...doing this because of public interest in fracturing," said Cathy Foerster, chair of the...
State pitches beefed-up hydraulic fracking rules

...beef-up sections of existing hydraulic fracturing regulations to meet technological advances...Commission, said that while hydraulic fracturing has been done in Alaska for to assure containment of hydraulic fracturing fluids.Fracking is a process used...

...findings from the Government Accountability Office come amid an energy boom in the country and the increasing use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. That process involves pumping huge volumes of water, sand and chemicals underground to split open rocks to...
AOGCC keeps eye on safety, maximum recovery

...changes to rules regulating hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," which has become...debate in other states.Foerster said fracturing has been done for years in Alaska but...her or planned. The Alaska rules of fracturing need some tweaking, she said."We're...
Shale oil could be 'game changer' for Slope

...production depends on fracking, or fracturing, the tight rocks to allow the hydrocarbons...where the water will come from to use in fracturing. The process requires large volumes...Disposal of the fluids used in the fracturing is another major concern. Some of the...
State eyes oil shale problems

...concern is for a source of water to make fracturing fluid, he said. Unlike in the Eagleford...fluids needed for large-scale hydraulic fracturing operations. The state team assumed...effectiveness of brackish water for use in fracturing is an uncertain, although both Great...
Shale gas a bridge to pipeline: Gas development in Lower 48 will help Alaska pipeline projects because it is expensive to produce, requiring intensive fracturing of the rock formations in which it is trapped (and very rapidly falls and tapers off. This requires further fracturing of the well formation, or drilling new wells. Why will it...
Nikiski residents oppose drilling waste site

...annual groundwater monitoring at six locations around the facility. Martin said the facility would likely not accept hydraulic fracturing fluid. AIMM originally considered an open pit cell design, which would have limited the facility to receiving inert waste...
Pipeline coordinator discusses project

...environmental issues. To produce shale gas, drillers inject water into underground reservoirs, a process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. "If I were a utility, I'm not sure I'd bet on shale gas meeting 100 percent of the needs," Persily...
USGS releases shale oil assessment for Alaska

...never migrated from them. Shale oil and shale gas is harvested by stimulating formations in a process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. It uses pressurized water, sand and chemicals to open fissures and improve the flow of oil and gas to the...


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