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  1. Britain to ban fracking in national parks after policy u-turn

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    Mon, 26 Jan 2015

    LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday it would ban fracking in national parks, reversing a policy announced last year, in a concession to the opposition Labour Party which had called for tighter controls to be written into law.

  2. Beyond the Gas Pump: A New World Order for Oil

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015

    from the emergence of shale oil due to fracking , a technology that pumps liquids into wells at high pressure to break apart ..... taken off. While the actual process of fracking has been going on for decades, it was ..... tuned to combine horizontal drilling and fracking to boost the recovery of natural gas, a move that made

  3. UK's Cuadrilla hits stumbling block in local shale gas planning process

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    Wed, 21 Jan 2015

    LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The start of shale gas production in Britain may be delayed after local government officials recommended on Wednesday that two fracking applications from Cuadrilla be rejected in a vote next week.

  4. High-Yield and Bank Loan Outlook: Beware Further Pressure in the Energy Market

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    Tue, 13 Jan 2015

    unexpectedly put pressure on other industries. Some examples include companies that provide the chemicals required for the fracking process and financial services companies that have enjoyed gains from significant energy-related new issue activity over

  5. Supply Shock and Awe

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    Mon, 12 Jan 2015

    result of a supply shock brought on by fracking . Based on the unwillingness of global oil producers ..... another one. With the development of fracking , we’ve had a huge increase in the supply of oil. By most estimates, fracking ceases to be profitable when oil

  6. 15 Charts to Keep Your Eyes on for ’15

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    Fri, 9 Jan 2015

    already prompted many U.S. companies to halt or limit projects, especially those that make use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking . With oil prices as low as they are, it’s possible even more companies will join them. 1. The bright side, however

  7. The Lessons of Oil

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    Mon, 5 Jan 2015

    independent, making it a net exporter of oil and giving it a cost advantage in energy – based on cheap production from fracking and shale – and thus a cost advantage in manufacturing. Now, the availability of cheap oil all around the world threatens

  8. Capital Spending and Wages

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    Sun, 28 Dec 2014

    growing. The U.S. is undergoing somewhat of a manufacturing renaissance , as we become increasingly cost competitive. Fracking technology has U.S. oil output at the highest level since 1985 and the higher supply is driving energy costs lower – gasoline

  9. How Could They?

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    Fri, 19 Dec 2014

    S. with its fiscally restrictive rebalancing of its budget deficit from 10% to 3% over the past five years. If not for fracking , Uncle Sam might be labeled the Old Man in the Shoe for not knowing what to do. In fact, in the U.S., as elsewhere

  10. Kirby's Sees Pullback in Land-Based Diesel Engine Business Thanks to Sharply Lower Oil Prices

    Commentary

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014

    land-based diesel engine segment is coming to a halt because of falling crude-oil prices--mostly in terms of softer fracking -equipment orders. Additionally, although volume and utilization remain sound in the marine barging businesses, oil-price

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