Fracking 101: Breaking down the most important part of today’s oil, gas drilling

The two- to three-day process of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas is perhaps one of the most misunderstood drilling practices, becoming as bad of a word in some circles as a racial slur.



Utica production on the increase in Ohio

Look out, Pennsylvania. Ohio is starting to ramp up natural gas production.



Nations jockey for Arctic position, US not in lead

The U.S. is racing to keep pace with stepped-up activity in the once sleepy Arctic frontier, but it is far from being in the lead.



How shale's reshaping US industrial muscle

NORTH, South and Central America will be a major focus for oil and gas exploration next year as the US shale boom continues to build momentum and regulatory changes in Mexico and Brazil open the doors wider to international oil majors.



The US Fracking Boom Is Changing Geopolitics And Rearranging Global Alliances

The US will soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer of crude oil, liberating its foreign policy from dependancy on a handful of oil-rich Arab allies.



Fracking puts America on the path to energy independence

US crude production has reached a 25 year high as shale gas slashed the need for foreign oil imports. The US pumped over eight million barrels a day in the week ended December 6, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). US oil output surged by 18 per cent over the past year, the fastest pace on record. The figures put America on the path to be the world's largest energy producer by 2015, five years sooner than EIA forecast last year.



How Oil Made North Dakota Rich, in One Map

North Dakota was the great exception to the Great Recession. The only area in the country that saw both a widespread significant increase in household incomes and a significant decrease in poverty rates over the past five years was North Dakota, specifically Western North Dakota, according to 2012 data the U.S. Census Bureau released and mapped out on Thursday.



Keystone Backed in Poll by 56% of Americans as Security

More Americans view the Keystone XL oil pipeline as a benefit to U.S. energy security than as an environmental risk, even as they say Canada should do more to reduce greenhouse gases in exchange for approval of the project.



Heating oil customers and drivers to benefit from U.S. frack oil boom

First fracking gave us more and cheaper natural gas. Now it promises to do the same for oil.



California said to be poised for oil boom - maybe

To hear the oil industry tell it, California stands poised for an economic boom.

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