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.



Hydraulic Fracturing Is An Economic Necessity

The Southern Tier counties of New York state have been languishing in a politically induced limbo over hydraulic fracturings' future for close to five years. Though Gov. Cuomo insists he will make his long-overdue decision based on "facts and science," we are now convinced the wealthy environmental lobbyists have taken control. Regrettably, as past history has shown, money and power have again, reared their collectively ugly heads.



Old Technology Fuels New Energy Boom

With U.S. oil imports hitting a 17-year low, the mainstream media has awoken to the fact that, as I pointed out three years ago, peak oil is not happening anytime soon. Charles Mann’s excellent cover story in this month’s Atlantic, “What If We Never Run Out of Oil?” focuses on an obscure, though potentially vast source of energy: methane hydrates, or crystalline natural gas trapped below the seabed. If early exploration ventures by Japan and other countries, succeed, this gas “could free not just Japan but much of the world from the dependence on Middle Eastern oil that has bedeviled politicians since Churchill’s day.”



Marcellus Turns Pennsylvania Into 'Saudi Arabia' of Natgas

Pennsylvania -- currently famous for Philadelphia cheese steaks, Hershey's chocolate and ketchup -- is in the midst of a transformation that may yet put the state on the map for another American staple: natural gas.



Keystone XL would reduce long-haul truck traffic, thus less emissions

A supporter of the $7 billion oil sands project argued Tuesday that approval would help cut harmful emissions and make the transport of American oil much more efficient.

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