Articles from August, 2014

Oil production is up thanks to horizontal drilling.
August 29, 2014- Equipment News - Industry News - Product Innovations - Product Trends

Horizontal drilling changing constantly

With the advent of frac sand and horizontal drilling, the hydraulic fracturing industry has skyrocketed.

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Oil production in Colorado has skyrocketed in the past decade.
August 29, 2014- Industry News - Product Innovations

Fracking ban struck down in Lafayette, Colorado

Fracking may resume in Lafayette, Colorado after a judge struck down the 2013 ban on fracking in the area, according to National Public Radio affiliate KUNC Greeley.

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Shale rock in Illinois is the new site of interest for energy companies.
August 29, 2014- Health & Safety News - Industry News

Illinois waiting for fracking approval

A new set of fracking regulations created by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is scheduled to be released on Aug. 29, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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The North American oil industry is booming.
August 28, 2014- Equipment News - Industry News - Product Innovations - Product Trends

Growing oil production keeps prices low

Oil prices have remained relatively low recently due to increased North American oil production, according to the Financial Post. 

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Frac prices are up, boding good news for drillers and deliverers.
August 28, 2014- Equipment News - Industry News

Strong growth in frac market through 2016

The future of fracking looks to be promising as drilling and completion activity predicted good news through 2016, according to a new report by PacWest Consulting Partners.

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The EIA's Drilling Productivity Report will now include Ohio's Utica shale.
August 27, 2014- Equipment News - Industry News

EIA: Drilling Productivity Report will now include Ohio’s Utica shale

On Aug. 12, the U.S. Energy Information Administration began covering the Utica shale in Ohio for all of its Drilling Productivity Reports.

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Frac sand mining in Wisconsin has helped produce an oil boom across the country.
August 27, 2014- Health & Safety News - Industry News

Frac sand moratorium ends in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin

Frac sand mining in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin may soon resume again after a year-long moratorium expires at the end of August, according to Wisconsin Public Radio. 

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The United States is the world's leader in oil production.
August 27, 2014- Equipment News - Industry News - Product Innovations - Product Trends

The rise of frac sand

As the United States continues to invest in its own oil production, the hydraulic fracturing industry has become one of its largest benefactors.

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Tax revenues have skyrocketed for states in fracking areas.
August 26, 2014- Industry News - Product Innovations - Product Trends

Fracking fills states’ coffers

The hydraulic fracturing of rock has not only produced an influx of oil, but also a flood of money toward state governments, according to Forbes. 

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Railways in the Midwest are gaining traffic from frac sand shipping, which has well owners searching for alternative storage methods.
August 14, 2014- Equipment News - Product Innovations

Well owners look for new frac sand shipping methods because of increased rail congestion

The frac sand industry is increasing railway traffic from Wisconsin to Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, and all around the Chicagoland area.

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