Oregon and fracking
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Oregon currently has no active fracking wells. However, in the past natural gas extraction from the Coos Bay basin in Southern Oregon fracked nine wells in the basin. It has been reported that the Coos Bay Basin still has potential for future gas production.
However, a U.S. geothermal company is working on extracting geothermal energy from a dormant volcano in central Oregon through fracking. It has been reported that "AltaRock Energy and Davenport Newberry, the companies behind the $43 million plan, have been granted a permit to hydrofrack the hot rocks flanking the Newberry volcano in Oregon, where Davenport Newberry has secured federal leases on 62 square miles of land." The plan is in the early stages of development.
- "Natural Gas Update: Technology and Regulatory Advances" Citizens' Utility Board of Oregon, December 2, 2011.
- "Oregon Gas Drilling: Different Challenges Between Sandstone and Coal Beds" OPB, Bonnie Stewart, July 31, 2011.
- "Energy Company Plans to Frack a Volcano" Wired UK, December 4, 2012.
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