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Abandoned oil well most likely source of crude staining Texas port

An abandoned oil well outside of Houston is likely the source of crude oil leaking into a Texas bay near the largest U.S. petrochemical port, the state’s energy regulator and an oil company executive …

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The Latest Texas Oil Boom Has Sent Emissions Soaring

The ongoing growth of fracking in the U.S., plus the related buildout of pipelines … Shell’s gargantuan ethane cracker in Western Pennsylvania is one example, but the Gulf Coast is home to many more …

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Could fracking be causing earthquakes throughout the state? Curious Texas digs in.

I have noticed what seems an increased number of earthquakes. Is fracking a cause?” The short answer is “yes,” said Heather DeShon, a seismology professor at Southern Methodist University. But how …

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The Last Prospector: A Texas Wildcatter Is Tempted by a Final Quest

Fracking—which involves blasting away at underground rock formations to release … In recent years, new oil finds have come in areas believed to be in decline, spots in Norway and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Fracking may indeed be causing earthquakes in Texas, according to UT study

Since 2008, Texas has seen a surge of small to moderate tremors. Scientists have linked those in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to the disposal of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing, but none in North …

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Climate Change, Florida, Texas, & The 2020 Election — CleanTech Talk with Mike Barnard

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about a number of hot topics, including shifting public opinion on climate change and the role of climate action plans in the next presidential election. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below. Below that embedded SoundCloud player is a brief summary of the topics covered, but tune into the podcast to follow the full discussion

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Boom or bust, fracking is permanently changing Texas and undercutting OPEC

Fracking technology has fundamentally changed the oil and gas … Work hasn’t stopped on pipelines designed to connect the Permian and other oil fields to the Gulf Coast. And earlier this month …

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Environmentalists Say Bill Being Considered by Texas Senate Would Let Companies Dump Fracking Waste Into Waterways

Environmental groups are warning that a bill passed by the Texas House and now awaiting discussion in the Texas Senate would give fracking companies a license to pollute the state’s waterways. House …

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ENGIE North America Announces 160 Megawatt Texas Wind Farm

ENGIE North America, the local subsidiary of French multinational utility company ENGIE, announced this week that it has started construction of the 160 megawatt (MW) Jumo Hill Wind Project in Texas, which is expected to be completed and brought online by spring of

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From worn-out sandlot to ‘bursting with production,’ Texas monster field revives U.S. oil fortunes

‘Very, very scary’: This mammoth new shale drilling method is about to supersize the future of fracking The great … its proximity to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. Some shale fields …

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