Posts Tagged ‘fracking’

Energy efficiency: Mississippi already benefiting from U.S. moving toward energy self sufficiency

by Becky Gillette Published: February 14,2014

Tags: Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, economy, Energy self sufficiency, fracking, Gulf LNG, Oil

Not that many years ago there were concerns about “the end of oil,” the depletion of the oil reserves that fuel the world economy. One of the largest economic problems in the U.S. was the cost of importing so much oil. But drilling technology innovations including fracking now have some experts predicting that by 2035 […] [...]

Fervor grows for Tuscaloosa Marine Shale

by Ted Carter Published: May 17,2013

Tags: energy, fracking, Goodrich Petroleum, oil exploration, TMS, Tuscaloosa Marine Shale

Mississippi’s leaders expect a parade of oil drillers to converge on the southwest corner of the state and are happy to cover the cost of striking up the marching music. When a potential to fill seven billion barrels awaits, let’s get cracking, they say. So far, state officials are getting the answer they wanted when […] [...]

Governor signs fracking bill as database comes under scrutiny

by Associated Press Published: April 25,2013

Tags: bill, crude oil, database, energy, executive, fracking, governor, law, legislation, natural gas, oil well, state government

JACKSON — Legislation to lower the Mississippi severance tax on hydraulically fractured oil wells from 6 percent to 1.25 percent for first 30 months of well production has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant. House Bill 1698 also will allow counties where fracking is occurring to keep a larger share of tax proceeds. […] [...]

Aldermen weigh whether to allow fracking in city limits

CALEDONIA — With the decision of the Caledonia Board of Alderman to allow fracking within the town’s city limits, what has been a national issue is now a local one. The questions emerge: Is it safe? If so, what would fracking mean to the small town? There is no consensus on either question. Hydraulic fracturing […] [...]

Study: Fracking doesn’t pose groundwater risks

In a possible foreshadowing of long-awaited findings by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin has found “no direct link to reports of groundwater contamination” from the controversial natural gas extraction method known as fracking. According to project leader Charles Groat, “From what we’ve seen so far, many […] [...]

‘Fracking’ leads county officials to call for highway widening

by Associated Press Published: March 4,2012

Tags: bridges, construction, drilling, energy, fracking, gas, highways, infrastructure, Oil, petroleum, roadbuilders, roadbuilding, roads, streets

AMITE COUNTY — An increase in oilfield activity in Amite County is bringing a call for the state to four-lane Highway 24 in southwest Mississippi between McComb and Liberty. The Enterprise-Journal reports the issue came up during a discussion of oil drilling among members of the Pike County Economic Development District board. Amite County has […] [...]

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