Fracking Brings Employment and Economic Revival

Signs of pride and prosperity were evident all over... Friendly, happy people greeted us. New cars, trucks, hotels and restaurants sparkled in a clean, bustling downtown... Formerly dirt roads are now paved.



Top regulator commends efforts to cut pollution in booming Bakken

During a trip to survey booming oil development in North Dakota on Tuesday and Wednesday, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said she saw evidence energy companies are working aggressively to pare greenhouse gas emissions ahead of federal regulations on the practice.



Shale Gas Changes Geopolitics

If the US, China, Europe and other major energy consumers can tap their own rocks for gas to generate electricity, then the world's power arrangements are about to be rearranged, writes Regis Gente.



Natural gas boom a blessing for Pa.

The Marcellus Shale formation - the second-largest natural-gas field in the world - has been a blessing for Pennsylvania's workers and our economy.



Ohio's economic boost may come from shale gas, immigrants and innovation

The Cleveland economic forecasting firm crunched a decade of labor data and concluded the state is nearly five years away from regaining all the jobs lost in the Great Recession. That ranks Ohio 43rd out of 51 states and the District of Columbia in its pace of recovery, says Daniel Meges, the economist who did the analysis.



Vets4Energy Fly-in to Washington DC (July, 2013)

Thirty U.S. veterans from around the country descended upon our Nation's Capital on July 9-12 as part of a Vets4Energy fly-in. These American heroes met with their U.S. Senators and Members of Congress, delivering the message that "Energy Security = National Security."



The 10 most oil-rich states

Ten states accounted for roughly 94% of all onshore U.S. reserves as of the end of 2011, with roughly a third of this in Texas alone — just over 7 billion barrels. In many of these states, the oil industry is a major part of their economies. Based on the U.S. Energy Information Administration's data on proved oil reserves by states, these are the most oil-rich states in the country.



George P. Mitchell: A Visionary Life

The American oil and natural gas industry has had more than its share of visionaries during its 160 year history, with names like Rockefeller and Hunt and Cullen and Pickens echoing down through the years. To that list we must now add the name of George Phydias Mitchell, who passed away on July 26 at the age of 94.



Natural-gas use by power plants helps keep smog down

In terms of making electricity, coal is still king in Ohio, but it is taking a beating from a cleaner rival. And the growing popularity of this other fuel -- natural gas -- has helped make the summer air easier on your lungs.



Texas oilman, fracking pioneer Mitchell dies at 94

George P. Mitchell leveraged a penchant for hard work, an appetite for risk and dogged persistence in the face of futility into a technological breakthrough that reshaped the global energy industry and made the wildcat oilman a billionaire.

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