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Oil extraction likely triggered mid-century earthquakes in L.A.

World War II-era oil pumping under Los Angeles likely triggered a rash of mid-sized earthquakes in the 1930s and 1940s, potentially leading seismologists to...

Location of wastewater disposal drives induced seismicity at US oil sites

The depth of the rock layer that serves as the disposal site for wastewater produced during unconventional oil extraction plays a significant role in...
A new study by an SMU geophysical team found alarming rates of ground movement at various locations across a 4000-square-mile area of four Texas counties.

Radar images show large swath of Texas oil patch is heaving...

Two giant sinkholes near Wink, Texas, may just be the tip of the iceberg, according to a new study that found alarming rates of...

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...

Technology converts human waste into bio-based fuel

It may sound like science fiction, but wastewater treatment plants across the United States may one day turn ordinary sewage into biocrude oil, thanks...

Some Los Angeles earthquakes possibly triggered by oil production in early...

Historical sleuthing has turned up evidence for a possible link between oil production and a handful of damaging earthquakes that took place in the...

Scientists expect to calculate amount of fuel inside Earth by 2025

Earth requires fuel to drive plate tectonics, volcanoes and its magnetic field. Like a hybrid car, Earth taps two sources of energy to run...

Researchers have found a way to make shale oil extraction cheaper

Researchers at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have developed mathematical models and software enabling Russian shale oil producers to reduce development...

Geohazard: Giant sinkholes near West Texas oil patch towns are growing—as...

Satellite radar images reveal ground movement of infamous sinkholes near Wink, Texas; suggest the two existing holes are expanding, and new ones are forming...

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...

‘Dirty Blizzard’ sent 2010 Gulf oil spill pollution to seafloor

Scientists working in the Gulf of Mexico have found that contaminants from the massive 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill lingered in the subsurface water...

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...

Ecological method for cleaning oil from lakes

The oil cleansing method was developed by TSU researchers and it is optimal for lake ecosystems. The experiment proved that the content of oil...

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,...

New evidence about the Gulf of Mexico’s past

Geologists studying a region in the Mexican state of Veracruz have discovered evidence to explain the origin of the Wilcox Formation, one of Mexico's...

Research offers new evidence about the Gulf of Mexico’s past

Geologists studying a region in the Mexican state of Veracruz have discovered evidence to explain the origin of the Wilcox Formation, one of Mexico's...

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