Oil and gas offer a glimpse of America's powers of regeneration

The first gushers sprayed oil into the skies of Texas, Ohio and California more than a century ago. America has relentlessly drained its reservoirs of oil and gas ever since. In 1986, seeing the flow begin to slow, Robin West founded PFC Energy to advise oil people how to take capital out of the American industry and invest it in newer prospects abroad. As he leaves the company 27 years later, he is amazed to see the money flowing back in record amounts.



Water Recycling Minimal but Growing on Texas Oilfields

Standing on a sprawling ranch where drilling rigs, cranes and bobbing stripper wells form a makeshift skyline, Jimmy Davis is not thinking solely about sucking up oil. It is not the only precious liquid that is pumped from under the land that he manages.



Firm sees promise in shale

Producers Service Corp. today is quite different than the company founded in 1981. In the 1980s, the hydraulic fracturing company featured maybe a few dozen employees, all housed in the South Graham Street office. The past two or three years, however, Producers has added about 60 employees and leased a 50,000-square-foot warehouse off Sonora Road, where it builds its own pumper trucks.



Strategic natural gas investments critical to the state's competitiveness

The historic increase in U.S. natural gas production is triggering a manufacturing revival that can help Maine.



Fracking without freshwater at a west Texas oilfield

At a dusty Texas oilfield, Apache Corp has eliminated its reliance on what arguably could be the biggest long-term constraint for fracking wells in the arid western United States: scarce freshwater.



Hydraulic fracturing can boost California’s economy and grow good-paying jobs

California’s reputation as a state where success has a shot has long placed us at the forefront of innovation and prosperity. Whether it was the promise of the Gold Rush, hopes to land on the silver screen, or securing a job in the agriculture or technology sectors to earn an honest living, California has served as a fresh start for many. Today, an energy revolution that is taking root throughout the country can be California’s next great moment.



Women find their niche in Bakken boom

They say it's a man's world, but in the heart of the Bakken - where oil is the name of the game - one woman is playing by her own rules.



Tale of 2 pipes: Gulf Coast Pipeline ready, Keystone stalls to 2016

TransCanada’s 485-mile Gulf Coast Pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas will be operational by the end of the year, said Mona Lisa Faz, a senior communication specialist with TransCanada (NYSE: TRP), said.



More than half of Colorado voters support fracking, survey finds

A slim majority of Colorado registered voters support the use of hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and natural gas, and most also view the controversial practice as at least somewhat safe, a new survey shows.



Shale Boom in the U.S. Is Bridge to Future Cleaner-Burning Fuels

A shale boom in the U.S. that’s led to lower natural gas prices and higher energy efficiency will act as a bridge to cleaner burning fuels, Carol Browner, a former Environmental Protection Agency head, said today.

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