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Acidizing could rival fracking in Monterey Shale

Published: 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 10:13pm
Category: 
Energy

Fracking hasn't unleashed an oil production boom in California, at least not yet.

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Louisiana Agency Sues Dozens of Energy Companies for Damage to Wetlands

Published: 
Wed, 07/24/2013 - 9:43pm
Category: 
Energy

Louisiana officials filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against dozens of energy companies, hoping that the courts will force them to pay for decades of damage to fragile coastal wetlands that help buffer the effects of hurricanes on the region.

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Fracking Tests Ties Between California ‘Oil and Ag’ Interests

Published: 
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 10:29pm
Category: 
Energy

Scattered on either side of Shafter Avenue just north of the town center here, new oil pump jacks, some bobbing and others thrusting, tower above this corner of California’s prime farmland.

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Shell says it will not drill in Alaska Arctic in 2013

Published: 
Wed, 02/27/2013 - 5:49pm
Category: 
Energy

Plagued with problems with both its drilling rigs and its oil spill containment vessel, Shell Alaska announced Wednesday that it will not conduct offshore drilling operations in the Alaska Arctic this year.

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Vast Oil Reserve May Now Be Within Reach, and Battle Heats Up

Published: 
Thu, 02/21/2013 - 8:15am
Category: 
Energy

Secure in this state’s history and mythology, the venerable Midway-Sunset oil field near here keeps producing crude more than a century after Southern California’s oil boom. Many of its bobbing pump jacks are relatively short, a telltale sign of the shallowness of the wells and the ease of extracting their prize.