Au Mexique, la résistance au fracking s’organise

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«Gaz naturel». Sous cette appellation séduisante se cache souvent un combustible issu du «fracking». Technologie particulièrement destructrice pour l’environnement et le climat, la fracturation hydraulique se répand à grande vitesse dans le monde. A l’exemple des Etats-Unis, le Mexique s’y est lancé à cœur perdu, notamment dans l’Etat de Puebla, où un millier de puits...

Did Fracking Cause Hawaii Volcano Eruption?

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On the Big Island of Hawaii, where the Kilauea volcano has explosively erupted, there is a geothermal energy plant. It is the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) Plant, in Puna. There is a long-running debate about whether PGV is fracking. The debate may be a matter of terminology, because in the geothermal process, as hawaiifracking.com reports,...

UNCTAD Cautions U.S, Others Over Oil and Gas Fracking

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UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi May 28, 2018//-Hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking”, the divisive method of extracting natural gas from shale formations, should be approached with caution by countries seeking ways to increase access to energy, says a new UNCTAD report on shale gas. The report reviews the history of shale gas extraction in the United...

Saudi Arabia turns to Halliburton for its fracking needs

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Photo: Mark Wilson, MBR / TNS Mohammed bin Salman, heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia, capped a three-week U.S. tour in Houston, where the crown prince and an entourage of Saudi and American oil executives inked new deals to study multibillion-dollar U.S. projects. less Mohammed bin Salman, heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia,...

¿Sabes qué es el fracking?

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La primera vuelta de las elecciones en Colombia está por llegar a su fin, y al menos 2 de los actuales candidatos, Ivan Duque y German Vargas Lleras, se han mostrado a favor de una polémica técnica para extraer hidrocarburos: el fracking, el cual, a pesar de ser rentable, tiene el alto riesgo de potencialmente contaminar...

Fracking – and a tale of two planning applications

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From: Simon Bowens, Yorkshire & Humber/North East Campaigner, Friends of the Earth, Leeds. CAN Government Minister Claire Perry really believe that planning changes for oil and gas exploration won’t loosen regulation of the industry? (Minister says fracking plans not designed to loosen regulations, The Yorkshire Post, May 21). Consider this tale of two planning applications.…...

Wiebes zet deur open voor fracking in Noord-Brabant

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Wiebes zet deur open voor fracking in Noord-Brabant Gepubliceerd op 28-05-2018 om 12:57 Nog tot woensdag 4 juli 2018 kan iedereen die zich hiertoe geroepen voelt opmerkingen formuleren op het ontwerpinstemmingsbesluit voor gaswinning in de Noord-Brabantse gemeenten Aalburg, Heusden en Waalwijk. Vermilion Energy Netherlands wil hier aardgas exploiteren door het gebruik van fracking. Dat is...

Trump Opens Door to Dangerous Fracking in Northern Arizona

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A new Trump administration plan proposes to auction off 4,200 acres of public land for oil and gas development in northern Arizona. The lands straddle the Little Colorado River, are within three miles of Petrified Forest National Park, and are near habitat for a federally threatened fish called the Little Colorado spinedace. Drilling and fracking...

Allegheny Co. Executive: Fracking “Saved the Airport”

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Natural gas development enabled Pittsburgh International Airport to expand flights and plan a $1.1 billion renovation, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, a Pittsburgh Democrat, said during a recent interview with the PittsburghBusiness Times. In 2013, the airport authority partnered with Consol Energy – now CNX Resources – to develop natural gas under the airport’s 9,000...

Residents claim victory against fracking with restoration of Cuadrilla’s Becconsall shale gas site – DRILL OR DROP?

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Opponents at Cuadrilla’s Becconsall site, May 2018. Photo: S A Powney The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has begun returning its Becconsall site in Lancashire to farmland after the county council refused another extension of planning permission. Residents and campaigners who have opposed the site for more than seven years said they were delighted to see the...

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