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Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas: impact on health and environment

This brief review of the scientific literature on health and environmental impacts of fracking provides up-to-date knowledge about short- and longterm negative consequences of this technique. Abstract: Shale deposits exist in many parts of the world and contain relatively large amounts of natural gas and oil. Recent technological developments in the process of horizontal hydraulic …

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A large increase in US methane emissions over the past decade

A.J. Turner, D. J. Jacob, J. Benmergui, S. D. Wofsy, J. D. Maasakkers, A. Butz, O. Hasekamp, S. C. Biraud, E. Dlugokencky A large increase in US methane emissions over the past decade inferred from satellite data and surface observations Geophysical Research Letters Accepted manuscript online: 6 February 2016 DOI: 10.1002/2016GL067987 Key Findings Satellite retrievals …

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Concurrence of aqueous and gas phase contamination of groundwater in the Wattenberg oil and gas field of northern Colorado

Concurrence of aqueous and gas phase contamination of groundwater in the Wattenberg oil and gas field of northern Colorado Li H, Son JH, Carlson KH. Abstract The potential impact of rapid development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling on regional groundwater quality has received significant attention. Major concerns …

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Methane emissions and climatic warming risk from hydraulic fracturing and shale gas development: implications for policy

Abstract: Over the past decade, shale gas production has increased from negligible to providing >40% of national gas and 14% of all fossil fuel energy in the USA in 2013. This shale gas is often promoted as a bridge fuel that allows society to continue to use fossil fuels while reducing carbon emissions since less …

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Noble gases identify the mechanisms of fugitive gas contamination in drinking-water wells overlying the Marcellus and Barnett Shales

Noble gases identify the mechanisms of fugitive gas contamination in drinking-water wells overlying the Marcellus and Barnett Shales Author(s): Thomas H. Darrah, Avner Vengosh, Robert B. Jackson and Nathaniel R. Warner Date: 09.2014 Source / Publisher: PNAS Key findings: Analysis on mechanisms that cause elevated hydrocarbon concentrations in drinking water near natural-gas wells –> Gas …

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Oil and gas wells and their integrity: Implications for shale and unconventional resource exploitation

Oil and gas wells and their integrity: Implications for shale and unconventional resource exploitation Author(s): Richard J. Davies, Sam Almond, Robert S. Ward, Robert B. Jackson, Charlotte Adams, Fred Worrall, Liam G. Herringshaw, Jon G. Gluyas, Mark A. Whitehead Date: 08.2014 Key findings: Oil and gas wells that were drilled over the last 100 years …

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Assessment and risk analysis of casing and cement impairment in oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania, 2000–2012

Assessment and risk analysis of casing and cement impairment in oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania, 2000–2012 Author(s): Anthony R. Ingraffea, Martin T. Wells and Renee L. Santoro Date: 01.2014 Source / Publisher: PNAS Key findings: The study analyzed publicly available Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection inspection reports on more than 41,000 oil and gas …

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