June 2011 Blog Posts (5)

U.S. EPA Announces 7 Case Studies On Hydraulic Fracturing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  announced the next steps in its congressionally mandated hydraulic fracturing study, identifying seven case studies designed to help inform the assessment of potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. The sites identified were selected following input from stakeholders, including the public, local and…


Added by Gene Water Recycler aka.PPC on June 29, 2011 at 11:59am — No Comments

Ghana and the US: Are their approaches to fracking similar?

Follow me and some of the participants as we head to ghana  to compare and contrast fracking policies there and in the US here:




The Emerging Leaders’ Extraction and Environment Program (E-LEEP) will be hosted by University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana in July, 2011 as part of a joint arrangement between the University of Ghana and Duquesne University, and is funded by a grant…


Added by Deanna on June 24, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments

Natural Gas Extraction - a Good Government Paradox?

The natural gas “gold rush” has intensified debates around the world over how government regulates the oil and gas industry and protects the health and well being of its residents.

The debate pits those who see the industry as an engine for economic growth against those who fear that lax standards create a potential for natural disaster.

This Common…


Added by Deanna on June 22, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

It's Not About Up-Front Money

Dear All,

It's not the amount of money up front that you get, nor is it the royalty % that ought to rivet your attention. The real question is how much of whatever you get will you be able to keep? I just finished paying .43 cents on the dollar back to the government- that's a hefty bite out of the proceeds before any royalties have started to flow.

The expertise of knowledgeable accountants should have been sufficient. It was not. I have been getting all sorts of conflicting…


Added by daniel cohen on June 14, 2011 at 6:00pm — 10 Comments

xto energy

Is anyone dealing with xto for drilling ? If so can you elaborate on your experience with them ?  THANK YOU

Added by melinda golden on June 6, 2011 at 7:09am — No Comments

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