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.



A Marcellus natural-gas bonanza

Cabot Oil & Gas Co., which claimed 15 of the 20 most-productive Marcellus Shale natural-gas wells during the first half of this year, reported more eye-popping numbers Monday for its Susquehanna County operations.



Fracking Boom Pushes U.S. Oil Output to Highest in 25 Years

U.S. crude production rose to the highest level in a quarter-century as a shale drilling boom in states such as Texas and North Dakota cut the need for foreign oil and pushed the country closer to energy independence.



Danger of overregulating fracking

The emergence of hydraulic fracturing to recover oil and natural gas generally is seen as an economic success story. It has vaulted the United States into the ranks of the world’s top oil and gas producers and led to a manufacturing renaissance whose effects few could have foreseen at the start of the 1990s.



As clock ticks on Keystone XL, Canada OKs oil-sands expansion

Reuters reports time is running out for Canada to offer a climate change concession that could help it seal a deal on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline with the U.S.



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.

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