Cabinets From Both UK And Scottish Governments Meet In North East Scotland

A couple of the big-picture projections in ExxonMobil’s annual global energy outlook: The world’s energy needs will grow 25 percent between now until 2040, with oil, natural gas and coal continuing to meet 80 percent of that demand. Now, read what the energy company says about the future of natural gas: The biggest expected growth… Keep reading →


Legal challenges filed almost immediately after President Obama announced the Clean Power Rule may be premature.

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President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

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Oil frack something

As you well know, oil is so cheap you can light it on fire. If we strike a deal with Iran, it’s going to get even cheaper. If prices remain this low, we’ll be able to submerge Florida in no time. That said, God isn’t making any more of this stuff. Or at least it’s… Keep reading →

Anti-Fracking Activists Rally In Washington

A new website is drawing attention to the fracking issue in a way that has never been done before. was recently launched by North Texans for Natural Gas, a grassroots program of over 110,000 people who support drilling in the Barnett Shale. It’s about educating the public on fracking, as well as exposing how… Keep reading →

fracking lancashire

Cuadrilla is looking for approval to frack the first horizontal well into shale rock in Britain – in Lancashire, to be precise – and it’s holding up Pennsylvania as an example of how it can be done without damaging a bucolic countryside. “Pennsylvania has the Marcellus Shale, which is one of the largest shale plays in the… Keep reading →

USGS earthquakes

The central United States has undergone a dramatic increase in seismicity over the past 6 years. From 1973-2008, there was an average of 24 earthquakes of magnitude 3 and larger per year. From 2009-2014, the rate steadily increased, averaging 193 per year and peaking in 2014 with 688 earthquakes. So far in 2015, there have… Keep reading →

Schematic cross-section of general types of oil and gas resources and the orientations of production wells used in hydraulic fracturing. From U.S. EPA  fracking and drinker water study.

It holds the potential to cause problems, but so far hasn’t – that seems to be the thrust of a long-awaited government study on fracking and its impact on drinking water that was released on Thursday. Going back several years, this has been one of the hot-button issues involving hydraulic fracturing, a key technique that has helped unlock extensive… Keep reading →

Boom Goes Bust: Texas Oil Industry Hurt By Plunging Oil Prices

Shale-Oil Producers Ready to Raise Production Wall Street Journal: After slashing production for months, U.S. shale-oil companies say they are ready to bring rigs back into service, setting up the first big test of their ability to quickly react to rising crude prices. Last week, EOG Resources Inc. EOG, -0.08%  said it would ramp up… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

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