The desire to maintain market share in the long run and avoid losing business when the market recovers likely means proppant companies will not force customers to live up to their contracts.

For the Netherlands, the EU's biggest gas producer, less gas could reduce national income by almost 2 billion euros ($2.1 billion), according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bloomberg said.

Delta 2 is the 10th project in Statoil's fast-track portfolio to be completed.

The lawsuit, filed in Washington federal court, follows a petition by the groups to the regulator in 2012 seeking a rule that would require oil and gas companies to disclose such pollution to a government database.

The New York state Health Department said fracking for natural gas can’t be done safely, dooming prospects that Governor Andrew Cuomo will allow the extraction process after a six-year-moratorium.

Experts talk about the sector’s past, present and future.

The largest problem facing hydraulic stimulation in Australia is Earth stresses—a rarely regarded problem.

Operators in North American shale plays are using more than 5 MMlbs of frack sand per well.

Enhanced completions are migrating to shale plays across parts of North America.

Some companies have found ways to reduce freshwater use as areas with shale resources battle drought.

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