monterey shale http://kvpr.org en Report Casts Doubt On Potential Of Monterey Shale Oil Production http://kvpr.org/post/report-casts-doubt-potential-monterey-shale-oil-production <p>An anticipated oil boom in California may be delayed a bit, if it happens at all. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento on some new estimates published today that could dampen the state’s fracking future.</p><p>Fracking is an oil extraction process that involves pumping large amounts of water, sand and chemicals into rock. It had been estimated California may be able to recover more than 13 billion barrels of Monterey Shale oil.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 01:04:17 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 33063 at http://kvpr.org Report Casts Doubt On Potential Of Monterey Shale Oil Production As 'Fracking' Debate Heats Up, Weighing Risks Key to Possible Monterey Shale Boom http://kvpr.org/post/fracking-debate-heats-weighing-risks-key-possible-monterey-shale-boom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Could California be on the verge of a new gold rush? That’s the finding of a </span><a href="http://gen.usc.edu/news/monterey-shale.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">new study</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from USC about the potential economic impact of oil that lies deep beneath the Central Valley, known as the Monterey Shale. But extracting that oil isn’t easy, and it would require the use of a number of advanced techniques, including hydraulic fracturing.&nbsp; And that’s attracted concerns from environmental groups and state regulators. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:42:19 +0000 Joe Moore 14404 at http://kvpr.org As 'Fracking' Debate Heats Up, Weighing Risks Key to Possible Monterey Shale Boom