Students get crash course in shale industry

On their first day working on a drilling rig last month, the eight students looked like the rank novices they were: They wore clean gloves and tidy safety vests, and many didn't know the difference between a roustabout and a tool pusher.



Greenberg: Remember the energy crisis? Fracking fixed it

Who says the news is always bad? It's just that a discouraged editor on the night shift or a reader picking up her paper from the doorstep next morning may have to search for the good news between outbreaks of the other kind.



New Study Shows Offshore Benefits

A December, 2013 report quantifies the significant potential benefits to US and state economies that would stem from opening the Atlantic outer continental shelf to oil and natural gas exploration.



Fracking Fueled This $100 Billion Revival in America

Manufacturing is coming back to America. The numbers are quite stunning, actually. Estimates suggest that nearly $100 billion is being spent to bring manufacturing back to America.



NY farmers reject anti-hydrofracking position at Farm Bureau meeting

Farmers today shot down a proposal to oppose hydrofracking, the deeply divisive natural gas drilling process that has split New Yorkers from tables to farms.



Fracking-led energy boom paves way for 'Saudi America'

All along the highway that leads into this city in West Texas, the rows of black pump jacks seem endless, bobbing up and down as they pull crude oil from beneath the parched scrub desert.



Energy boom brings new life to old businesses across U.S.

This rust-bucket town near Buffalo is a perfect example of the transformation that fracking has brought to American business, where new life has been breathed into manufacturing and railroads even as much of the economy lumbers along.



Chemical and plastics industries love fracking

Fracking is fueling a manufacturing renaissance in some parts of the country. Companies want to use the gas to provide energy -- but one sector uses natural gas to make materials that go into virutally everything we own.



How Fracking In Pennsylvania Helps Clear The Air In New York

The state of New York effectively has a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing as the government figures out how to regulate the controversial drilling technology. Still, the state is benefiting from a fracking-fueled drilling boom in next-door Pennsylvania.



Marcellus Goliath Transforms Region to Gas Trade

Beneath the rolling pastures and woodland of western Pennsylvania, a corner of Appalachia dotted with Victorian main streets and white church steeples, a radical shift is under way.

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