Category Archives: Global Frac News
‘Frac’ intensity in shale wells wears out equipment faster: Halliburton. Is that why the company cut 8% of North American Jobs in Frack Slowdown?
‘Frac’ intensity in shale wells wears out equipment faster: Halliburton by Starr Spencer, April 23, 2108, Platts The intensity of oilfield equipment used in hydraulic fracturing of shale wells is wearing out parts and machinery faster than ever today and … Continue reading
Earthquake felt Sunday morning (March 10) near Rocky Mountain House, Alta., Excellent well-researched comments by Diana Daunheimer, Alberta farmer and mother of two
Comments by Diana Daunheimer are more informative than the article: Diana Daunheimer @Walter Winchell https://ags.aer.ca/activities/albertas-earthquakes.htm Interactive map available here as well: https://ags-aer.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html https://aer.ca/providing-information/by-topic/seismic-activity Bottom of page at link above, you can access an excel spreadsheet where the AER keeps a … Continue reading
People are ignoring reality by Nielle Hawkwood, March 21, 2019, Cochrane Eagle Having read recent letters in the Cochrane Eagle, I feel that I must respond to the continuous messages from the corporate whine cellar. Writers seem to be entirely … Continue reading
Ontario boosting powers to fine companies that break environmental rules, But Ford government changes rules to exempt oil refinery ‘flaring’ from air quality standards by Mike Crawley, July 20, 2019, CBC News The Ford government is boosting the province’s powers … Continue reading
Williams and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to form a US$3.8 Billion Strategic Joint Venture Partnership in the Marcellus/Utica Basins by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Mar 18, 2019, newswire.ca The Canadians are coming! The Canadians are coming! Actually, they’re … Continue reading
REVAMPED! ALDP a Synergy Group? Mark Dorin synergizing for the AER? Study not needed of the 100s of billions of dollars in oilfield liabilities. Complete overhaul of petroleum ownership and its structure is needed, and to send AER, Synergy groups, CAPP, CSUR etc packing!
What AER & Synergy Hanky Panky this time? This “news” was already reported in the media more than three months ago. AER and its vile Synergy trying to deflect from the huge spill/leak/frac hit? at an abandoned sour gas well … Continue reading
Another study! Greater prevalence of congenital heart defects in areas with high intensity oil & gas well activity, Study provides further evidence of relationship between oil & gas and birth defects
Study links congenital heart disease to oil, gas development by Tauren Dyson, July 18, 2019, UPI AURORA, Colo.(July 18, 2019) – Mothers living near more intense oil and gas development activity have a 40-70% higher chance of having children with … Continue reading
IT’S A BIG ONE! AER Order against Sprocket Energy sour gas well leak/spill (by frac hit?) six km SW of Town of Fox Creek. Why no media coverage on possibly life-threatening, brain damaging leak near busy Smoke Lake Provincial Park Campground?
Was this ongoing leak incident at Sprocket’s abandoned sour gas well caused by one of the big guns frac’ing, eg Encana, causing a frac hit or damages by frac quake? If so, has Encana or another company directed their little … Continue reading
Why is 320,000 litre spill 36 km NE of Swan Hills splashed all over the media, but not the bigger 460,000 litre spill in AER’s Frac Frenzy Blanket Approval Pilot Project 6 km from Town of Fox Creek? Because it was a frac hit? AER instructing media to deflect concerned Canadians in another direction?
Something smells at the law-violating Hanky Panky AER! Why no reporting of this much bigger spill so close to a town in Alberta? Frac Hit at Fox Creek? Wanna bet industry’s pet lamb, AER, will issue no fine? 460,000 litres … Continue reading
Fracking greed in all its vulgarity: One powerful West Texas farm family wants to sell its groundwater to oil producers; another wants to stanch that flow. Water costs for frac’ing the Permian expected to surge to $54 Billion over next decade
A few of the comments: Dave Heller Water is life. If Texans pump these aquifers dry, they’re gonna get what they deserve — the death of that part of Texas. Gregory Caswell Some wealthy are foolish beyond belief, there should … Continue reading
Terrifying! Injected oilfield wastewater may trigger earthquakes for ‘decades.’ More terrifying: Percentage of high-magnitude quakes felt at the surface increases with depth of waste injected & may create greater magnitude quakes years after injection rates decline or stop.
Think about the quake consequences of hydraulic fracturing and steam injection (SAGD) and the consequences of the massive volumes of mystery chemicals injected that remain underground and “migrate.” Oilfield wastewater may trigger earthquakes for ‘decades’ by Patrick Galey, July 16, … Continue reading
Frac Hit at Fox Creek? Wanna bet industry’s pet lamb, AER, will issue no fine? 460,000 litres fluids & contaminated water spews forth from abandoned Sprocket Energy Corp sour gas well 6 km SW of Fox Creek, Nothing reported in the media!
https://sprocketenergy.com/ From AER Compliance Dashboard: Notification Date: 2019-07-11 [The incident is nearly a week old and resulted in a large spill, but nothing reported in the media! Where’s Kenney’s War Room when Alberta needs it?] Volume: 460 m3 Summary: A … Continue reading
Super Wow Power of “NO!” Latin America’s largest shale reserve will not be fracked (3 times bigger than USA’s Marcellus); State Assembly of Paraná officially banned frac’ing, courageously protecting 12.5 Million citizens!
When communities stand united and loudly, respectfully say “NO!” impossible victories happen. In Alberta, look to the magnificent Mission Impossible made possible by a united courageous community in the City of Lethbridge saying “NO!” to fracking by GoldenKey. Latin America’s … Continue reading
CAPP’s (under guise of Kenney) review of AER, and dictated deregulation to enhance profits for companies while walking from more responsibilities, on track?
Initiated after Kenney slashed $103 Million from AER’s budget? Predetermined outcome ordained by CAPP et al that taxpayers must donate more millions of dollars to the richest raping industry in the world, and speed up already speedy approvals, and let … Continue reading
UPDATED: Regulator losing patience with Chevron! “Newly revealed” steam injection disaster, this one by Chevron in California. About 800,000 gallons (~3 million liters) oil & water seeped into stream bed, off and on since May. CNRL seemed unable to stop their steam injection caused seep in Alberta, will Chevron be able to stop this one?
Read first: “Abnormally dangerous and ultra hazardous activity.” Did TRC or Chevron’s fracing kill Robert David Taylor? What happened to California regulators’ vows to make steam injections safer? “Safer?” Why not make it “safe?” *** Snap above from: https://twitter.com/airqualityguy FRONT … Continue reading
And the scam goes on and on and on, decade after decade, across Canada: B.C. energy regulator faces possible $90-million tab for orphan wells (it’s going to cost much more than that)
B.C. energy regulator faces possible $90-million tab for orphan wells, Province shifting from orphan well tax to liability levy to meet obligations by Jeremy Hainsworth, Feb 22, 2019, Glacier Media An energy company operating in B.C.’s northeast and now in … Continue reading
Jason Kenney’s (CAPP et al’s) War Room swamped by fightin’ mad Albertans falling for lies & propaganda instead of looking honestly at industry’s greed-induced “de-manning” killing jobs & causing their suffering
War room swamped by fightin’ mad Albertans by Rick Bell, July 12, 2019, Whitecourt Star It’s war! Not the war of tanks and planes and battleships. For Sonya Savage, walking point on this province’s hot potato energy file, the war … Continue reading
Leaky frac’d well will cost CNX millions of dollars; PA Regulator gives notice of violation. Compare to AER & Alberta govt helping Encana bully, lie & cover-up explosive concentrations of methane & ethane contaminating Rosebud water wells after Encana illegally frac’d into drinking water aquifers
Leaky Westmoreland County well will cost CNX millions of dollars by Anya Litvak, February 20, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette There will be no Utica gas flowing from CNX’s Shaw pad in Westmoreland County, at least not anytime soon. After a problem … Continue reading
AER too corrupt to stay alive? Slithering down fracs to meet Glenn Solomon (AER’s outside counsel) in Hell with $100M in budget cuts? Or, just another Kenney/AER/CAPP scam to take more money from Alberta taxpayers?
Perhaps if the AER (previously ERCB, EUB before that, and ERCB before it was EUB) Charter-violating abusive bully to harmed landowners extraordinaire, spent less time viciously attacking impacted families and more time regulating polluters, there would be no need to … Continue reading
Are parts of Alberta, as in Texas, going to fall into giant greed created hellholes? Radar images show large swath of Texas oil patch is heaving and sinking at alarming rates
Originally posted March 3, 2019; Reposted July 10, 2019 Radar images show large swath of Texas oil patch is heaving and sinking at alarming rates by Southern Methodist University, March 21, 2018, science daily Summary: Radar satellite images show a large swath of … Continue reading
UK: 143 health professionals urge PM Theresa May to “secure her green legacy by banning fracking” by Ruth Hayhurst, drillordrop A group of 143 doctors, nurses and health specialists has called on Theresa May to ban fracking in her final … Continue reading
US Supreme Court allows two Flint class-action water contamination lawsuits. Compare to Canada’s Supreme Court knowingly letting AER get away with breaking the law, changing AER’s finding of Ernst being a criminal (without any evidence) to a “vexatious litigant” (without any evidence)
U.S. Supreme Court allows Flint water contamination lawsuits by Lawrence Hurley, Additional reporting by Barbara Grzincic and Ben Klayman, March 19, 2018, Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave the green light to two class-action lawsuits filed by … Continue reading
Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench said it aims to go paperless, it’s “long overdue” but did not say when
Most ordinary Canadians would not be able to afford even just the photocopying costs of doing a civil lawsuit. Canada’s heavily papered legal system could have become digital years ago. Keeping it papered is a nice easy cheap way to … Continue reading
‘A shocking violation of free expression’: Civil liberties groups release ‘Protest Papers,’ call on CSIS for more transparency. Pfffft! As if oily politicians, RCMP & courts will let that happen!
Secret Spy Hearings by BCCLA, July 8, 2019 In 2014 the BCCLA fought back against illegal spying by filing complaints against the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Those complaints alleged that the Canadian government’s security … Continue reading
N Ireland citizen letter, with copy Andrew Nikiforuk’s Slick Water, to Dept for the Economy, Minerals and Petroleum Branch, lodging objection to Tamboran’s application to frac.
Department for the Economy Minerals and Petroleum Branch Room 9, Dundonald House Upper Newtownards Road Belfast BT4 3SB 3 July 2019 Name & Address Removed (to protect privacy) Belcoo Co. Fermanagh Ref; Petroleum Licence (PLA2/16) Dear Sir/Madam, I wish to … Continue reading
Front Page Chinchilla News! Australia farmer speaks out about CSG (CBM/NGC) impact on water aquifers; Office Groundwater Impact Assessment estimates 574 water wells will be affected
CSG = Coalseam Gas CBM = Coalbed Methane NGC = Natural Gas from Coal. After the endless water well problems and contamination in the USA from CBM, industry wanted to frac CBM in Canada but didn’t want farmers to know … Continue reading
Defending Freedom of Expression: Into the heart of Father Melo, Jesuit priest and journalist whose life is threatened in Honduras
This is a must read no matter where you live in the world if you value your rights including Freedom of Expression like I do (especially after the Supreme Court of Canada pissed on ours here). I posted excerpts that … Continue reading
A Fracking Experiment Fails to Pump as Predicted, Encana’s cube project suggests output problems occur if oil wells are drilled too close together by Bradley Olson, July 4, 2019, Wall Street Journal Two years ago, Encana Corp. ECA 0.41% unveiled a supersize fracking operation that … Continue reading
South Africa: Amazing legal victory (with costs) for AfriForum & Treasure the Karoo Action Group! Supreme Court of Appeal unanimously rules fracking cannot proceed
The Judgement Fracking: Full bench of Judges rule in favour of Karoo by ALGOAFM, July 4, 2019 The civil rights organisation AfriForum and the Treasure the Karoo Action Group’s (TKAG’s) succeeded in its appeal against the Ministers of Mineral Resources … Continue reading
Reverse Fracking: The Ultimate in Frac Greed, Idiocy & Irresponsibility? Richard & Elizabeth Muller’s “Deep Isolation” seeks funding to frac communities with nuclear waste
Originally posted on March 24, 2018. Reposted July 5, 2019 Could Fracking Solve the Nuclear Waste Problem? by the Presidential Daily Brief, March 24, 2018, ozy.com Storing nuclear waste well into the future is one of America’s most vexing energy problems. But … Continue reading
Sputtering laughter! Watch the news clip! Jason Kenney’s corporate welfare war room launches $2.5M inquiry into magic land
Tweet above from https://twitter.com/maxfawcett Alberta launches inquiry into foreign influences in the energy industry by Jordan Kanygin, July 4, 2019, CTV News [News clip at link above] Premier Kenney announced Thursday the province is launching an inquiry into foreign funding … Continue reading
Alberta’s Never Ending Corporate Welfare Will Bite You: Energy Relief will Cost Taxpayers, Front Page Red Deer Advocate
Canada’s Duvernay oil play attracting big attention, big money and a big damaging earthquake, knocking power out to thousands
Don’t write off Canada just yet – emerging east Duvernay oil play starting to attract big attention and big money by Terry Etam, May 23, 2017, BOE Report *** 2019 03 05: AER orders Vesta Energy to suspend frac operations … Continue reading
Overview of the Advisory Opinion of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking, and Climate Change July 2, 2019 The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change conducted hearings during the week of May … Continue reading
Alberta: More corporate welfare stench! 65,000 shallow gas wells qualify to get more than $23M in freebies from taxpayers. Again, not a penny for Albertans suffering frac quake damages, drinking water loss/contamination, health harm, loss of livestock etc.
Read first! 2017 02 17: Brilliant! MUST LISTEN! BNN Interviews Alberta Oil Patch Consultant Brent Nimeck on Lexin and AER’s Orphan Wells: “This problem is 30 years in the making. … I would call it a Ponzi Scheme…. This is … Continue reading
Another one bites Alberta’s Greedy Dust: Trident’s demise has far-reaching ramifications. Did AER’s Synergy Meeting address concerns?
Trident’s demise has far-reaching ramifications, Meeting at Red Ranch School addresses concerns by Lea Smaldon, July 2, 2019, Mountain View Gazette The downturned state of the oil and gas industry [Or intentional walking from responsibility and contracts by companies, nicely … Continue reading
Sunshine List: Who were the top earners in Alberta’s public sector in 2018? by Clare Clancy, July 2, 2019, Calgary Herald Alberta’s top public sector earners in 2018 included post-secondary executives, pathologists and the head of the Workers’ Compensation Board, … Continue reading
Peter Becker Open Letter to Green Party & NDP Leaders: Renewable No to Oily Carbon-Tax, Ms. Elizabeth May and Mr. Jagmeet Singh!
Renewable No to Oily Carbon-Tax, Ms. Elizabeth May and Mr. Jagmeet Singh! by Peter Becker, March 29, 2019, Whitehorse Star No to a carbon-tax, Ms. Elizabeth May and Mr. Jagmeet Singh! Stop turning climate policy into a global war zone … Continue reading
UK: Conservative Environmental Network Manifesto – Womanfesto (female MPs signed also) calls for Frac Ban
THE CEN MANIFESTO by UK Conservative Environment Network, 2019 Stewardship of the natural world, responsibility towards future generations, the search for resilience, these are core tenets of conservatism. Yet we’re so often told that only the political Left is able … Continue reading