Pro-hydrofracking business groups blast New York's 5-year-old moratorium

Business groups and a landowners group that support hydrofracking in New York are blasting the state's refusal to overturn a moratorium that turns five years old today.



Eagle Fords May Oil Production Rose 58% From Previous Year

Oil production in Texas's Eagle Ford shale formation rose 58 percent in May from the prior year. The nine fields that make up the majority of Eagle Ford yielded 581,923 barrels of crude a day, according to preliminary data released by the Texas Railroad Commission, which oversees oil and gas drilling in the state. The fields produced 368,770 barrels daily in May 2012.



City to use gas impact fee revenue to fix 25 streets

More than $1 million in natural gas impact fees will be used to pave and repair 25 of Williamsport's streets this fall and next year, enabling the city to get twice as many projects done as in years before, city officials said.



Reassuring news on fracking front

Given the controversy over oil and gas drilling in Colorado and its impact on the environment, it's worth highlighting a new federal study that looked at one of the biggest bones of contention: the potential for groundwater contamination through hydraulic fracturing. The study's preliminary verdict is decidely good news.



Enough study - move forward on the Keystone XL pipeline project

More than four years of environmental studies have been conducted regarding the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast, and it still has not been approved. What in the world are we waiting for?



The oil boom’s foreign policy dividend

The domestic benefits of the U.S. oil production boom are well documented — everything from the creation of high-paying jobs to sending less money to foreign oil producers.



Gas drillers cancel lease with NE Pa. landowners

Two energy companies are pulling out of northeastern Pennsylvania, where a three-year moratorium on gas drilling has infuriated landowners who say it's now cost them a windfall of more than $187 million.



Analysis: Fracking water's dirty little secret - recycling

The oil and gas industry is finding that less is more in the push to recycle water used in hydraulic fracturing. Slightly dirty water, it seems, does just as good a job as crystal clear when it comes to making an oil or gas well work.



Vets4Energy emphasizes connection between energy, national security

Vets4Energy emphasized the connection durings its recent visit to the nation's capital.



Third level of shale coming into play

A third layer of shale is drawing more and more attention from Western Pennsylvania's gas drillers.

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