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As Quakes Rattle Oklahoma, Fingers Point to Oil and Gas Industry

Screen Shot 2015-04-04 at 11.37.11Article by Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Michael Wines published by The New York Times:

As Quakes Rattle Oklahoma, Fingers Point to Oil and Gas Industry

A version of this article appears in print on April 4, 2015, on page A1 of the New York edition

PRAGUE, Okla. — Yanked without warning from a deep sleep, Jennifer Lin Cooper, whose family has lived near here for more than a half-century, could think only that the clamor enveloping her house was coming from a helicopter landing on her roof. She was wrong.

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake — the first of three as strong or stronger over several days in November 2011 — had peeled the brick facade from the $117,000 home she bought the year before. Ms. Cooper, 36, could not get out until her father pried a stuck storm door off the front entrance. Repairs have so far cost $12,000 and forced her to take a second job, at night, to pay the bill. read more

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Feds says Shell’s spill containment system works as company seeks Arctic drilling approval

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Article by Jennifer A. Dlouhy published 3 April 2015 by fuelfix.com under the headline:

Feds says Shell’s spill containment system works as company seeks Arctic drilling approval

WASHINGTON — Shell has successfully deployed its Arctic containment system in waters near Washington state as it prepares for potential drilling in the Chukchi Sea later this year.

The company didn’t officially need the test, which was conducted over several days in Puget Sound. Its emergency containment system, carried and deployed from the Arctic Challenger barge, already won certification from the American Bureau of Shipping and the U.S. Coast Guard, years ago.

But the exercises gave Shell Oil Co. a chance to demonstrate the equipment for Coast Guard officials and federal regulators at the Interior Department who will decide whether the company gets critical permits enabling a new round of Chukchi Sea oil exploration this summer. read more

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