Powered by oil and gas, U.S. energy production is on the rise

Though many Americans apparently don’t realize it, the U.S. is producing considerably more of its own energy. Last year the U.S. generated a record 79.1 quadrillion Btu (British thermal units) domestically, nearly 14% more energy than in 2005, largely due to increased production of oil and natural gas.



U.S. Gas Boom Helps Power Sea-Going Vessels

Coming U.S. regulations on engine exhaust and cheap natural gas are encouraging some commercial marine operators to power their vessels with liquefied natural gas instead of diesel.



Brown Approves California Regulations on Oil Fracking

California Governor Jerry Brown, preparing the state for development of the largest shale-oil reserves in the U.S., signed into law regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process that has been criticized by environmental groups.



Study predicts ‘manufacturing renaissance’

Unconventional drilling for oil and natural gas, such as that in Ohio’s Utica Shale, could be a major boost to the nation’s manufacturers during the next decade and a half.



Victoria County's economic growth among top 10 in nation

Economists credit the Eagle Ford Shale - and all that has trickled down from it - as the catalyst for development in Victoria.



Drilling creating jobs in region

With natural gas drilling operations starting up in a number of areas, some are starting to see an increase in employment as development begins and wells are being set up to tap into the Marcellus Shale deposit.



Boom In Natural Gas Production Sends U.S. Shipyards Into Overdrive

The Great American Energy Boom is having a major ripple effect on the shipbuilding industry, which thanks to a 1920s maritime law, is busier than it has been in decades.



Keystone Pipeline - Five Years And Counting

Five years ago today, TransCanada the Calgary, Alberta-based corporation filed an application for a presidential permit to build an extension to the Keystone Pipeline. The addition was dubbed “Keystone XL,” (“KXL”) and was intended to add capacity to the existing pipeline. The Northern part of the pipeline would transport Canadian and U.S. oil while the southern component would carry U.S. and Canadian oil to Gulf Coast refineries.



Eagle Ford oil expected to surpass 1 million barrels per day next year

Eagle Ford Shale oil production is expected to reach 1 million barrels per day next summer — and keep growing as operators add tens of thousands of more wells to the giant South Texas field.



Brigadier General Amundson, A Testimony about National Security

Brigadier General Roma Amundson is a retired veteran who remains concerned about our national security. As a Vets4Energy member, she makes sure that her elected officials understand her position, and why energy security is important.

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