House readies vote to thwart ‘fracking’ regs

The House will likely vote next week on GOP bills that would block Interior Department regulation of oil and gas “fracking” and set new deadlines for drilling permit approvals.



Bakken is About to Join the Million-a-Day Club

One of the hot spots of the U.S. oil boom, the Bakken Shale, is about to take on a new glow: pumping a million barrels of crude a day, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.



U.S. Crude Production Beat Imports in October, EIA Says

U.S. crude oil production exceeded imports in October for the first month since February 1995, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.



EIA sees 2014 U.S. natgas output up from 2013 record high

The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Wednesday raised its estimate for domestic natural gas production in 2014, expecting output next year to be up more than 1 percent from 2013's estimated record-high levels.



U.S. to Be Top Oil Producer by 2015 on Shale, IEA Says

The U.S. will surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world’s top oil producer by 2015, and be close to energy self-sufficiency in the next two decades, amid booming output from shale formations, the IEA said.



Oil Companies Go Deep

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, the largest in U.S. history, there was a lot of talk about the possibility of offshore drilling being scaled back.



Oil and gas supply company will create 150 new Valley jobs

A manufacturer of precision gas-measurement and processing equipment confirmed in an announcement made Friday that it will move into a 73,000-square-foot facility in Brookfield and create 150 jobs there.



The Accidental Discovery That Revolutionized American Energy

The dramatic changes to the nation’s energy outlook are as surprising as they are clear. Seven years ago, oil production was in steep decline and natural gas nearly as hard to find. Today, the United States produces over 7.7 million barrels of oil a day, up over 50% since 2006 and the most in nearly 25 years. The nation could pump more than eleven million barrels a day by 2020. The U.S. is on track to pass Russia as the world’s largest energy producer and should have enough gas to last generations.



U.S. Leads in Shale Gas Production

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has put the U.S. in the lead for shale gas production around the world. Its a practice that may be less polluting than coal power, but still raises environmental concerns. So the question on everyone’s mind, what's the reason for the recent boom in natural gas production nationwide?



Shale Gas Boom At 'Tip Of Iceberg'

Despite warnings that the shale gas boom would wither, industry is getting pumped in certain areas as their numbers are only headed higher. That’s according to government analysts, who are drawing special attention to the Marcellus Shale region in the eastern states where production is skyrocketing.

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