Britain halts fracking due to quake concerns

Business Nov 2, 2019

Britain halts fracking due to quake concerns

Britain will impose an immediate moratorium on fracking, the government announced on Saturday, saying the industry risks causing too much disruption to local communities through earth tremors. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government had previously signaled its support for the shale gas industry as it seeks ...

Halliburton cuts 8% of North American jobs as fracking slackens

Business Jul 23, 2019

Halliburton cuts 8% of North American jobs as fracking slackens

Halliburton Co. is shifting strategy in its largest region to deal with subdued customer spending by trimming 8 percent of its North American workforce and shelving unused frack gear. The world's biggest provider of fracking equipment, including heavy duty rock-blasting pumps and sand-storage silos, declined ...

Climate protesters ejected from Houston energy conference

Business Mar 14, 2019

Climate protesters ejected from Houston energy conference

Protesters tried to interrupt the biggest U.S. energy conference, holding signs and using a microphone to shout "Climate Change is Genocide." It's the first time in recent memory that environmental activists have made their presence felt at the CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston, ...