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Raton Basin earthquakes linked to oil and gas fluid injections

A rash of earthquakes in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico recorded between 2008 and 2010 was likely due to fluids pumped deep underground...

Study signals new hope for Rockall oil and gas exploration

A geological analysis of the Rockall area of the North Atlantic has revealed previously unknown insights that could lead to new oil and gas...

New Scientific Approach Assesses Land Recovery Following Oil and Gas Drilling

A new scientific approach can now provide regional assessments of land recovery following oil and gas drilling activities, according to a new U.S. Geological...

The Deepwater Horizon aftermath

The oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) rig in 2010 contaminated more than...

Oceans may be large, overlooked source of hydrogen gas

Rocks formed beneath the ocean floor by fast-spreading tectonic plates may be a large and previously overlooked source of free hydrogen gas (H2), a...

Gas causing ground to rise near Bay of Naples volcano

New work by Italian geochemists seems to indicate that the current ground movement around one of the world's most dangerous volcano systems may be...

Hydraulic fracturing chemical spills on agricultural land need scrutiny

Hydraulic fracturing, a widely used method for extracting oil and gas from otherwise impenetrable shale and rock formations, involves not only underground injections composed...

Barium leaches directly from fracked rocks

Dartmouth College researchers are shedding light on the early chemical reactions in the organic sediments that would ultimately become the Marcellus Shale, a major...

Test aims to identify shale gas hazard in groundwater

A test has been developed to check for contamination of shallow groundwater from unconventional gas extraction techniques, such as fracking. The development could help monitor...

Ice streams can be slowed down by gas hydrates

A sticky spot the size of a small island once slowed down a large ice stream. It was comprised of gas hydrates according to...

Sweet technique finds cause of sour oil and gas

In at least one -- and probably many -- oil and gas drilling operations, the use of biocides to prevent the souring of hydrocarbons...

Photosynthesis more ancient than thought, and most living things could do...

Photosynthesis is the process by which plants, algae and cyanobacteria use the energy from the Sun to make sugar from water and carbon dioxide,...

Tiny red crystals dramatically increase biogas production

UNSW Australia-led researchers have discovered a way to produce a tenfold increase in the amount of methane gas emitted by naturally occurring microbes living...

Some gas produced by hydraulic fracturing comes from surprise source

San Francisco--Some of the natural gas harvested by hydraulic fracturing operations may be of biological origin--made by microorganisms inadvertently injected into shale by oil...

Scientists use ocean waves to monitor offshore oil and gas fields

A technology developed by Stanford scientists for passively probing the seafloor using weak seismic waves generated by the ocean could revolutionize offshore oil and...

Software models ocean currents for oil and gas search

A study involving the use of streamline visualisation has found the technology can help guide electromagnetic transmitter and receiver placements, thereby aiding the search...

Gas leaks from faulty wells linked to contamination in some groundwater

A study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking-water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing, and it's not the source...

Gas Injection Probably Triggered Small Earthquakes Near Snyder, Texas

A new study correlates a series of small earthquakes near Snyder, Texas between 2006 and 2011 with the underground injection of large volumes of...

Underwater River of Mud and Sand Tells Tale of Climate Change...

Mediterranean bottom currents and the sediment deposits they leave behind offer new insights into global climate change, the opening and closing of ocean circulation...

Multibeam sonar can map undersea gas seeps

A technology commonly used to map the bottom of the deep ocean can also detect gas seeps in the water column with remarkably high...

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