The EPA made the right call on renewable fuels

Just last week, the Obama Administration lowered the volume of ethanol that the fuel industry must blend into the U.S. gasoline supply, marking a notable shift in the Administration’s biofuel policy. Predictably, the renewable fuels lobby criticized the rule for hurting farmers, consumers, and increasing our dependence on costly imported oil. The Administration made the right call, however, acknowledging the reality of how rapidly the U.S. energy outlook has changed since the renewable fuels mandate was put in place.



Future of U.S. Energy Production is Bright

The U.S. is entering a new era of energy production said a former national security advisor General James Jones who made a stop in Rochester Tuesday. He says the future of U.S. energy is bright.



On Fracking, It's Time to Discuss Facts

In the past few years, the use of the technology of hydraulic fracturing to produce oil and natural gas has dominated national energy policy discussions. Much of the discourse has been fraught with fear, misunderstanding and, in some cases, misinformation. However, in some cases, dispute is slowly being replaced by reasoned debate, acceptance and increasingly responsible regulation and use of this technology.



House readies vote to thwart ‘fracking’ regs

The House will likely vote next week on GOP bills that would block Interior Department regulation of oil and gas “fracking” and set new deadlines for drilling permit approvals.



Bakken is About to Join the Million-a-Day Club

One of the hot spots of the U.S. oil boom, the Bakken Shale, is about to take on a new glow: pumping a million barrels of crude a day, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.



U.S. Crude Production Beat Imports in October, EIA Says

U.S. crude oil production exceeded imports in October for the first month since February 1995, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.



EIA sees 2014 U.S. natgas output up from 2013 record high

The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Wednesday raised its estimate for domestic natural gas production in 2014, expecting output next year to be up more than 1 percent from 2013's estimated record-high levels.



U.S. to Be Top Oil Producer by 2015 on Shale, IEA Says

The U.S. will surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world’s top oil producer by 2015, and be close to energy self-sufficiency in the next two decades, amid booming output from shale formations, the IEA said.



Oil Companies Go Deep

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, the largest in U.S. history, there was a lot of talk about the possibility of offshore drilling being scaled back.



Oil and gas supply company will create 150 new Valley jobs

A manufacturer of precision gas-measurement and processing equipment confirmed in an announcement made Friday that it will move into a 73,000-square-foot facility in Brookfield and create 150 jobs there.

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