Bakken oil output posts record monthly increase in May

Crude oil output in the Bakken shale fields of North Dakota rose by a record 54,000 barrels per day in May to reach nearly 860,000 bpd, energy intelligence group Genscape said on Tuesday.



Marcellus Shale Fuels Job Creation In Pa.

Matt Pittzarella of Range Resources joined KDKA'S Robert Mangino to discuss the steady job growth within the Marcellus Shale industry.



Canada's Oil Sands Industry Using CO2 to Grow Algae, Reduce Emissions

Canada's response to President Barack Obama's challenge to reduce emissions of global-warming gases from the oil sands starts with sewage and algae.



Wolfcamp play dwarfs Bakken, Eagle Ford

"The Spraberry Wolfcamp could possibly become the largest oil and gas discovery in the world," said Pioneer Natural Resources Co. Chief Executive Officer Scott Sheffield while speaking Aug. 12 at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in Denver.



Natural-gas supply keeping prices low

While energy prices can be unpredictable, analysts are confident that gas will remain stable, largely because of a plentiful supply from domestic sources, such as Ohio’s Utica shale.



How the Great Plains Won the Recession

Here are two pictures of the United States. The first is a map of unemployment, with hard hit states in darker shades. The second comes from the Brookings Institution's Metro Monitor, which selects the 20 best and worst performing cities in the country. In short, the Great Plains have never deserved their adjective more than now.



Fracking Brings Employment and Economic Revival

Signs of pride and prosperity were evident all over... Friendly, happy people greeted us. New cars, trucks, hotels and restaurants sparkled in a clean, bustling downtown... Formerly dirt roads are now paved.



Top regulator commends efforts to cut pollution in booming Bakken

During a trip to survey booming oil development in North Dakota on Tuesday and Wednesday, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said she saw evidence energy companies are working aggressively to pare greenhouse gas emissions ahead of federal regulations on the practice.



Shale Gas Changes Geopolitics

If the US, China, Europe and other major energy consumers can tap their own rocks for gas to generate electricity, then the world's power arrangements are about to be rearranged, writes Regis Gente.



Natural gas boom a blessing for Pa.

The Marcellus Shale formation - the second-largest natural-gas field in the world - has been a blessing for Pennsylvania's workers and our economy.

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