U.S. oil and gas investment at 10-year high, study says

Investment in U.S. oil and gas production reached the highest level in at least a decade, according to the accounting firm Ernst & Young.



Women snag big chunk of new oil jobs

There are few fields that scream "burly man job" more than oil and gas work. Yet in the first quarter of this year, nearly half (46%) of all new jobs in the oil industry went to women, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data compiled by the industry research and news service Rigzone.



Illinois edges closer to endorsing gas fracking

Lawmakers in Illinois could sign off on legalizing fracking as early as this week, but approval of the highly controversial drilling method won’t come without a fight.



Keystone 'no' could delay $9-billion in investment: report

More than $9-billion of oil sands investment is at risk in the next seven years -- of which $2.4-billion could disappear altogether -- if the Keystone XL pipeline is cancelled or further delayed, says a report from RBC Dominion Securities.



FracFocus Drillers Registry to Create Chemicals Database

FracFocus, the website drillers use to disclose chemicals in hydraulic fracturing, is revamping its system next week to let regulators for the first time search and aggregate the information.



Sens. Warner and Kaine Submit Legislation to Expand Offshore Energy Leases

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today cosponsored the introduction of The Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2013. The legislation would expand American offshore energy production with a revised five-year leasing plan, and provide revenue sharing.



Shale gas: An energy revolution for your portfolio

Shale gas operations in the United States are expected to push the country toward energy independence in the years ahead, but their impact on U.S. and Canadian share prices could be just as profound.



America's New Manufacturing Boomtowns

Conventional wisdom for a generation has been that manufacturing in America is dying. Yet over the past five years, the country has experienced something of an industrial renaissance. We may be far from replacing the 3 million industrial jobs lost in the recession, but the economy has added over 330,000 industrial jobs since 2010, with output growing at the fastest pace since the 1990s.



North America to Drive Oil Supply

North American oil production will dominate world-wide supply growth over the next five years, the International Energy Agency predicted on Tuesday, as a result of growing production from fracking and other technologies that access once-inaccessible reserves.



Cyberattacks Against U.S. Corporations Are on the Rise

A new wave of cyberattacks is striking American corporations, prompting warnings from federal officials, including a vague one issued last week by the Department of Homeland Security. This time, officials say, the attackers' aim is not espionage but sabotage, and the source seems to be somewhere in the Middle East.

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