Ohio's economic boost may come from shale gas, immigrants and innovation

The Cleveland economic forecasting firm crunched a decade of labor data and concluded the state is nearly five years away from regaining all the jobs lost in the Great Recession. That ranks Ohio 43rd out of 51 states and the District of Columbia in its pace of recovery, says Daniel Meges, the economist who did the analysis.



Vets4Energy Fly-in to Washington DC (July, 2013)

Thirty U.S. veterans from around the country descended upon our Nation's Capital on July 9-12 as part of a Vets4Energy fly-in. These American heroes met with their U.S. Senators and Members of Congress, delivering the message that "Energy Security = National Security."



The 10 most oil-rich states

Ten states accounted for roughly 94% of all onshore U.S. reserves as of the end of 2011, with roughly a third of this in Texas alone — just over 7 billion barrels. In many of these states, the oil industry is a major part of their economies. Based on the U.S. Energy Information Administration's data on proved oil reserves by states, these are the most oil-rich states in the country.



George P. Mitchell: A Visionary Life

The American oil and natural gas industry has had more than its share of visionaries during its 160 year history, with names like Rockefeller and Hunt and Cullen and Pickens echoing down through the years. To that list we must now add the name of George Phydias Mitchell, who passed away on July 26 at the age of 94.



Natural-gas use by power plants helps keep smog down

In terms of making electricity, coal is still king in Ohio, but it is taking a beating from a cleaner rival. And the growing popularity of this other fuel -- natural gas -- has helped make the summer air easier on your lungs.



Texas oilman, fracking pioneer Mitchell dies at 94

George P. Mitchell leveraged a penchant for hard work, an appetite for risk and dogged persistence in the face of futility into a technological breakthrough that reshaped the global energy industry and made the wildcat oilman a billionaire.



America's Shale Surge in 15 Charts

Business Insider highlights 15 facts on America's shale surge that has allowed the U.S. to make gains in the global energy market.



Keystone Contradictions

As President Obama continues his income inequality tour, the contradictions multiply. In the latest example, the President disparaged the number of jobs that would be created by the Keystone XL pipeline even as laments the lack of opportunities for the middle class.



Dallas firm uses solar to power West Texas oil rigs

The sun can be harsh in West Texas but one Dallas entrepreneur is putting those rays to work powering oil wells.



Policy briefing: National interest and security implications of Keystone XL

The Hill and the American Petroleum Institute host a policy breakfast Tuesday, July 23, on the national interest and security implications of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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