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.



Southern Oregon customers gain from natural gas boom

A seismic shift in the natural gas industry during the past five years has benefited Southern Oregon customers as much — or more — as anyone in the Northwest.



The EPA made the right call on renewable fuels

Just last week, the Obama Administration lowered the volume of ethanol that the fuel industry must blend into the U.S. gasoline supply, marking a notable shift in the Administration’s biofuel policy. Predictably, the renewable fuels lobby criticized the rule for hurting farmers, consumers, and increasing our dependence on costly imported oil. The Administration made the right call, however, acknowledging the reality of how rapidly the U.S. energy outlook has changed since the renewable fuels mandate was put in place.



Future of U.S. Energy Production is Bright

The U.S. is entering a new era of energy production said a former national security advisor General James Jones who made a stop in Rochester Tuesday. He says the future of U.S. energy is bright.



On Fracking, It's Time to Discuss Facts

In the past few years, the use of the technology of hydraulic fracturing to produce oil and natural gas has dominated national energy policy discussions. Much of the discourse has been fraught with fear, misunderstanding and, in some cases, misinformation. However, in some cases, dispute is slowly being replaced by reasoned debate, acceptance and increasingly responsible regulation and use of this technology.

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