What new energy landscape means to USA

The global energy landscape is changing at a stunning pace. North America is close to energy independence, which once seemed unattainable. Better yet, the U.S., long dependent on supplies from potentially hostile nations, will attain self-sufficiency in 20 years, according to a study by BP.



Report: Marcellus Gas Production On the Rise As Drilling Rigs Are Down

Marcellus Shale natural gas production in Pennsylvania and West Virginia is up by 50 percent compared to last year, according to an analysis by Colorado-based firm Bentek Energy.



EPA's McCarthy: 'Responsible' gas production key to climate strategy

Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy said natural-gas production -- with the right safeguards -- is a major piece of Obama administration efforts to combat global warming.



GRTC buses & airport shuttles convert to CNG

If you listen closely, it's a little quieter in Richmond, and the air is a little cleaner. GRTC buses and the Richmond Airport shuttles are converting to CNG, compressed natural gas.



Bakken oil output posts record monthly increase in May

Crude oil output in the Bakken shale fields of North Dakota rose by a record 54,000 barrels per day in May to reach nearly 860,000 bpd, energy intelligence group Genscape said on Tuesday.



Marcellus Shale Fuels Job Creation In Pa.

Matt Pittzarella of Range Resources joined KDKA'S Robert Mangino to discuss the steady job growth within the Marcellus Shale industry.



Canada's Oil Sands Industry Using CO2 to Grow Algae, Reduce Emissions

Canada's response to President Barack Obama's challenge to reduce emissions of global-warming gases from the oil sands starts with sewage and algae.



Wolfcamp play dwarfs Bakken, Eagle Ford

"The Spraberry Wolfcamp could possibly become the largest oil and gas discovery in the world," said Pioneer Natural Resources Co. Chief Executive Officer Scott Sheffield while speaking Aug. 12 at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in Denver.



Natural-gas supply keeping prices low

While energy prices can be unpredictable, analysts are confident that gas will remain stable, largely because of a plentiful supply from domestic sources, such as Ohio’s Utica shale.



How the Great Plains Won the Recession

Here are two pictures of the United States. The first is a map of unemployment, with hard hit states in darker shades. The second comes from the Brookings Institution's Metro Monitor, which selects the 20 best and worst performing cities in the country. In short, the Great Plains have never deserved their adjective more than now.

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