Water, Brought to You by the Fossil Fuel Industry

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WATER

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2016/06/the_fossil_fuel_industry_wants_the_water_it_s_contaminated_to_be_sold_back.html

excerpted from Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment by Wenonah Hauter, out now from the New Press.

Stifling heat and the fumes spewing from bumper-to-bumper SUVs and large luxury vehicles hit me in the face as I walked out of the airport in Dubai. Back in 2012, I was visiting one of the least sustainable cities on Earth, attending the industry-sponsored Global Water: Oil and Gas Summit, which featured representatives from Shell, Saudi Aramco, and Conoco-Phillips as speakers. Dubai was a fitting location for the bizarre grouping of polluters, resource extractors, and opportunists to meet and discuss the best way to divvy up and profit from using the world’s water for oil and gas development.

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Oil drilling: Woodburn site licence terms change for Infrastrata

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25 Jan. 2016

A company that wants to drill for oil in County Antrim will now not have to start work within weeks after the terms of its licence were varied. Continue reading

Infrastrata sells assets as unpaid debts take toll

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https://www.energyvoice.com/oilandgas/93279/infrastrata-sells-assets-as-unpaid-debts-take-toll/

nfraStrata has confirmed a company structure shake-up as it divests the majority its exploration-based assets in a bid to refocus on its  gas storage project in Northern Ireland.

The independent petroleum exploration and gas storage company has sold its exploration portfolio to Corallian Energy for £540,000 cash and retained interests in each of the assets without obligations for future investment.

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GOLD RUSH in NI?? – planning permission sought in 2016

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Dalradian pursues dream of gold rush in Northern Ireland

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/310befa8-265a-11e5-9c4e-a775d2b173ca.html

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1. Dalradian map (Curraghinalt): 
http://www.dalradian.com/tyrone-project/curraghinalt-deposit/ 
2. Troubling map from The Independent (gold seems to be all over the 
place): http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/map-reveals-new-gold-concentrations-in-ireland-29697553.html 

And this about gold mining and water pollution: 
http://nodirtygold.earthworksaction.org/impacts/water#.VaE5nl9VhuA

gold map gold - cross section  gold drilled areagold - water pollution

 

James Wilson

Rain envelops the helicopter as it banks over the Sperrin Mountains and few landmarks can be identified in the green Northern Ireland countryside below. But Patrick Anderson is in no doubt about what he sees through the mist: potential for one of the best gold mines in the world.

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InfraStrata announces positive test results at Islandmagee-1 well, Northern Ireland

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InfraStrata announces positive test results at Islandmagee-1 well, Northern Ireland

infrastrata

http://www.oilvoice.com/n/InfraStrata-announces-positive-test-results-at-Islandmagee1-well-Northern-Ireland/80dde44e5b18.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OilvoiceHeadlines+%28OilVoice+Headlines%29

The costs of this 2015 work programme are being funded 50% by the European Commission under their Connecting Europe Facility.

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Oil and Gas Industry-Funded Website FrackFeed.com Off to Shaky Start

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http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/06/21/oil-and-gas-industry-funded-website-frackfeed-com-shaky-start

Oil and Gas Industry-Funded Website FrackFeed.com Off to Shaky Start

Julie Dermansky

FrackFeed.com is a new oil and gas industry-supported website whose mission is to challenge the negative public perception of fracking. That’s a tall order since public awareness and opposition to fracking is growing following the passage of a fracking ban in Denton, Texas, as well as a de-facto ban in New York and other high-profile efforts to protect public safety and water supplies by limiting or outright stopping the risky shale extraction technique in communities worldwide.
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Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing NI – Is The UK Govt Planning To Allow Fracking …?

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Is The UK Govt Planning To Allow Fracking Of Belfast Lough From Woodburn and Larne Lough From Islandmagee Part 1?
reportPart 2 here.  You can see the horizontal ‘salt’ wells on page 13 of this document below. This document was a presentation by Andrew Hindle to Energy Ireland in 2012,  The images on each page give the game away.
Gas Storage  and Oil & Gas Exploration in
County Antrim
Dr Andrew Hindle InfraStrata plc
17 October 2012
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Gas storage and oil & gas exploration, County Antrim – 17  Oct 12

InfraStrata: Interim Results For The Six Months Ended 31 January 2015

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InfraStrata: Interim Results For The Six Months Ended 31 January 2015

Announced Date :  Apr 28, 2015

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