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The pipeline: What happens from here

Federal regulators approved the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Friday evening, bringing the project one step closer to full approval for construction in Augusta County and elsewhere along its 600-mile route through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.  

U.S. crude oil production expected to increase through end of 2017, setting up record 2018

EIA forecasts that U.S crude oil production will average 9.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in the second half of 2017, 340,000 b/d more than in the first half of 2017. Production in 2018 is expected to average 9.9 million b/d...  

Boom in American Liquified Natural Gas Is Shaking Up the Energy World

A shale gas drilling boom over the last decade has propelled the United States from energy importer to exporter, taking the country a giant leap toward the goal of energy independence declared by presidents for half a century.  

FERC approves Mountain Valley, Atlantic Coast pipeline projects

Federal energy regulators late Friday approved two controversial natural gas pipelines proposed for construction through West Virginia.  

What do Future Cities Look Like?

... those ideas are actually intrinsically linked to oil and natural gas. "Renewables today depend increasingly on natural gas for backup when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing... So without natural gas or other forms of fossil energy, there would be little, if any, solar or wind energy anywhere."  

New Report: U.S. Energy Security Continues to Improve

The 2017 edition of Global Energy Institute's Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk finds that U.S. energy security is continuing to rapidly improve to one of the best scores in decades, after hitting bottom just five years ago.  

Virginia water board to take up pipeline permits in December

The department has been evaluating the permits required under the Clean Water Act for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines.  

Mexico reforms may make US offshore industries look south

Mexico's continuing energy reforms could make US offshore oil and gas producers consider leasing there if more of the US Outer Continental Shelf is not opened for exploration and development.